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Gold's Gym

Gold's Gym

Gold's Gym has been providing fitness results since our original location opened in 1965 in Venice, California.

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Investment Range: $9,500 Franchise Units: 500+
Franchise Fees: $9,500 Financing Available: Yes
Liquid Capital: $9,500 Training & Support: Yes


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Gold's Gym has been providing fitness results since our original location opened in 1965 in Venice, California. The premier gym for serious fitness and Southern California's fitness enthusiasts, our Venice gym quickly became known as "The Mecca of Bodybuilding" and received international acclaim in 1977 when it was featured in the movie Pumping Iron.

Since our first franchised gym opened in San Francisco in 1980, Gold's Gym Franchising has been the #1 health club franchise in the world. In 1993 we reached 1 million members and less than a decade later, in 2000, we had reached more than 2 million total members.

In just four amazing decades, Gold's Gym has become the largest co-ed gym chain in the world, boasting more than 600 facilities in 42 states and 27 countries. It is the gym of preference for amateur and pro athletes, fitness and beauty conscience entertainment industry professionals, and every day people committed to their health and the quality of their lives. With now more than 3 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym's unmatched experience and expertise continues to change lives by helping people from all walks of life achieve their fitness potential.

Products & Services

  • Nutrition Center and Guidance
  • Pro Shop
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Group Exercise Rooms
  • Child Care
  • Women's Only Area
  • Pool
  • Tanning Rooms
  • Spa
  • Cardio Cinema
  • Personal Training
  • Group Training
  • Spinning
  • Senior Fitness Classes
  • Strength Training
  • Locker Rooms
  • Classic Gold's Area
  • Juice Bar
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Racquetball
  • Chiropractic, Rehab and Massage Centers
  • Basketball
  • Sauna, Steam room
Training & Support
  • The Gold's Gym National Vendor Program
  • Regional Field Managers
  • Retail and Licensing
  • Architectural Design
  • Gold’s Gym Franchise Association and National Franchise Council
  • Group Exercise Programming: Les Mills
  • Nutrition Platform: Body Success
  • Human Resource Software: PeopleAnswers
  • Member Feedback Management System
  • Training and Education
    • Initial, Ongoing and Web Based Training
    • Gold’s Gym University
    • Gold’s Gym Management Institute
    • The Gold's Gym Body Success Institute
    • The Gold's Gym Online Training System
    • Gold’s Gym International Convention
  • Turn Key Marketing Support
    • Marketing Support Materials
    • Materials Expertise
    • Advertising
    • Website
    • Intranet

Why Gold's Gym Franchising?

Gold's Gym ExteriorBrand Awareness is one of any company's most important assets and certainly the strong brand awareness enjoyed by the Gold's Gym brand is a key reason to consider a franchise. Franchisees benefit from over 40 years of Gold's Gym brand recognition as the fitness industry creator and leader - it's an achievement that provides our franchise owners an instant advantage over other fitness clubs.

Gold's Gym has established worldwide recognition through millions of dollars of advertising placement, consistent P.R. exposure and strategic marketing alliances and promotions. Members trust our tradition of excellence. Our brand awareness is constantly reinforced when they see us in Hollywood films and TV shows like:
  • Adam Sandler's The Longest Yard
  • The Dr. Phil Show's official gym for the Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge
  • VH1's Celebrity Fit Club
  • Entourage, Wheel of Fortune, Hogan Knows Best and Extreme Home Makeover

Gold's ongoing national media exposure shows we're the multi-generational choice of celebrities, professional athletes and successful fitness enthusiasts. Our nationwide list of VIP members reads like a "who's who" of Hollywood and pro athletes including names like The Rock.

Are You a Good Fit for Gold's Gym Franchising?

Potential franchisees must possess the capital sufficient to fund the development of a Gold's Gym facility. The minimum financial requirements for an individual or group are a net worth of $800,000 with $300,000 in cash or liquid assets.

Personal Character:
  • High personal integrity
  • An entrepreneurial spirit and strong desire to succeed
  • Proven ability to motivate and train people
  • Personal commitment to daily operations as an owner-operator, or the ability to put a qualified team in place to run operations
  • Willing to complete a comprehensive training program to become proficient in all of Gold's Gym operating systems


Investment & Financial Info

Financial Information
Name Value
Liquid Capital: $9,500
Franchise Fee: $9,500
Franchise Units: 500+
Financing Available: Yes
Training & Support: Yes

All financial information is provided by the franchise, business opportunity, business for sale or other advertiser, and that information is relied entirely on for the truthfulness and accuracy of the information provided.

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News / Press Releases about Gold's Gym

Nov 27, 2012

Attention Veterans: Gold???s Gym Announces Partnership with Veterans Fitness Career College to Create Viable Careers for Qualified Military Veterans

Gold???s Gym named ???Certified Premier Veteran Friendly Fitness Organization; Announces Dedication to Veteran Employment Through an Apprenticeship Program

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