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BUSINESS WITH GOLD’S GYM

Being the undisputed, worldwide leader in fitness for the past 45 years has its privileges and we invite you to reap the benefits of our success. Gold’s Gym is currently the fastest growing International gym chain in India. Gold’s Gym India will be offering franchisee opportunities throughout India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka,Nepal, Singapore, Malayasia and Thailand. The Gold's Gym franchise program has been designed to give top gym operators and entrepreneurs around the world the opportunity to benefit by representing the Gold's Gym brand and becoming part of the strongest network in the $13 billion fitness industry globally. Although becoming a Gold's Gym franchise owner is a serious commitment, the rewards are immeasurable, including: • Instant brand awareness. • 45 years of achievement and recognition in the fitness industry. • Corporate support in planning your location and gym layout. • Access to our network and club owners worldwide. • Special values through the Gold's Gym National Vendor Program. • Award winning national & international marketing and advertising programs. • Gold's Gym licensed apparel sales through your Pro Shop. • Continuing education through training programs featuring best-practices. • Celebrity recognition and endorsements. We are particular about our franchisees because they all contribute to our success, one health club at a time. We are seeking only top visionaries who are committed to raising the bar in fitness.

BUSINESS WITH GOLD’S GYM
Being the undisputed, worldwide leader in fitness for the past 45 years has its privileges and we invite you to reap the benefits of our success. Gold’s Gym is currently the fastest growing International gym chain in India. Gold’s Gym India will be offering franchisee opportunities throughout India, Bangladesh, Maldives, Sri Lanka,Nepal, Singapore, Malayasia and Thailand. The Gold's Gym franchise program has been designed to give top gym operators and entrepreneurs around the world the opportunity to benefit by representing the Gold's Gym brand and becoming part of the strongest network in the $13 billion fitness industry globally. Although becoming a Gold's Gym franchise owner is a serious commitment, the rewards are immeasurable, including: • Instant brand awareness. • 45 years of achievement and recognition in the fitness industry. • Corporate support in planning your location and gym layout. • Access to our network and club owners worldwide. • Special values through the Gold's Gym National Vendor Program. • Award winning national & international marketing and advertising programs. • Gold's Gym licensed apparel sales through your Pro Shop. • Continuing education through training programs featuring best-practices. • Celebrity recognition and endorsements. We are particular about our franchisees because they all contribute to our success, one health club at a time. We are seeking only top visionaries who are committed to raising the bar in fitness.

The average health club member has an annual income of $76. consistent P.there's plenty of market share for everyone. and nearly one-third. Since our first franchised gym opened in San Francisco in 1980. In 1993 we reached 1 million members and less than a decade later. we had reached more than 2 million total members.500 health clubs and the number grows each day! Health club memberships nationwide are 48 percent male and 52 percent female. In just four amazing decades. Raquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Member Census The Growing Need For Serious Fitness Obesity is a global problem that affects 300 million people worldwide. Franchisees benefit from over 40 years of Gold's Gym brand recognition as the fitness industry creator and leader . or 61 million are . Fitness franchising outpaces overall franchising among the 1. And Gold's Gym is the #1 gym providing nearly 3 million men and women around the world with both facilities and expertise that can change their lives through a regimented fitness routine. exposure and strategic marketing alliances and promotions. The Power of the Brand Brand 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. Why the Fitness Industry? A "Fit" Industry Entrepreneur magazine named the fitness category the fifth hottest franchising trend in 2005.500 franchise systems in the United States . and every day people committed to their health and the quality of their lives. Gold's Gym's unmatched experience and expertise continues to change lives by helping people from all walks of life achieve their fitness potential. health club membership has grown by an average 4.R. Gold's Gym has established worldwide recognition through millions of dollars of advertising placement. Gold's Gym has become the largest co-ed gym chain in the world.S.8 billion explosion in the health and fitness industry. professional athletes and successful fitness enthusiasts. Source: International Health. Our nationwide list of VIP members reads like a "who's who" of Hollywood and pro athletes including names like The Rock. Gold's Gym Franchising has been the #1 health club franchise in the world. This trend has accelerated within the $14. 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. Nearly two-thirds. or 130 million adults in the United States are overweight. Wheel of Fortune. Cardiovascular equipment is the top area of expansion in U.it's an achievement that provides our franchise owners an instant advantage over other fitness clubs. Personal training is the most widely used health club program. fitness and beauty conscience entertainment industry professionals. It is the gym of preference for amateur and pro athletes. health clubs. With now more than 3 million members worldwide.S. The Facts: Fitness is a $14. California. 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. The premier gym for serious fitness and Southern California's fitness enthusiasts.4 million health club members in the United States. There are 39. in 2000.8 billion industry that has doubled in size in the last 10 years. Members trust our tradition of excellence. 50 Million By 2010 -The industry's goal is to have 50 million health club members nationwide by 2010. Working out at a health club is the #1 sports activity in the United States according to the National Sporting Goods Association.Why Gold's Gym? The Story of Gold's Gym Gold's Gym has been providing fitness results since our original location opened in 1965 in Venice. is home to 23. boasting more than 600 facilities in 42 states and 27 countries. The U. nearly 90% of America has yet to join a gym. In fact. Phil Show's official gym for the Ultimate Weight Loss Challenge VH1's Celebrity Fit Club Entourage.000.6% annually in the past decade. Hogan Knows Best and Extreme Home Makeover Gold's ongoing national media exposure shows we're the multi-generational choice of celebrities. The average health club member attends their club 92 days per year. Even with a flood of publicity and medical research pointing to physical fitness as the solution.

the profitability of your operation should also benefit. Forty percent of U. Annual medical spending for the treatment of overweight and obese people is nearly $100 billion a year. We are particular about our franchisees because they all contribute to our success. State or Country. We are currently in a rapid growth phase of our domestic and international franchise strategy. adults are sedentary. Exercise has been proven to reduce stress. For information and research on the health and fitness industry. tools and resources to help you with all of your needs Gold's Gym Is Fit for Franchising • • • . high blood pressure. training programs. The benefits of being a Master Franchisor will enable you to extend and compliment your existing organization as well as increase sales and profitability through sub-franchise sales. one health club at a time. Exercise helps prevent heart disease. We have become the most recognized brand in the health club industry because we have a proven business that offers franchisees first class facilities.S. killing six times as many as breast cancer. health expenditures. economies of scale. we are the #1 fitness franchise and the #1 co-ed fitness facility in the world with more than 600 locations in 42 states and in 27 countries.000 adult deaths in the United States each year are attributable to unhealthy dietary habits or physical inactivity. award-winning marketing support and substantial tools. consumers prefer nationally recognized names 2:1 over similar entities. As part of the franchise program. we give you the structure. As many as 300. The purchase of a Master Franchise Agreement will allow an individual or company to successfully operate a local franchise. and ongoing royalties. programs. IHRSA. Risk for heart disease and high blood pressure is two to four times higher among the 18 million Americans with diabetes. anxiety and depression and increase energy. According to market research. We are seeking only top visionaries who are committed to raising the bar in fitness. can be attributed to excess weight. and support to develop the Franchise Network. focus and stamina. diabetes. sales programs.S. operations training. Approximately 15 percent of children and adolescents are overweight. Area Development Agreements and individual Gold's Gym franchise locations are available in many areas of the United States. We have developed and invested in proven systems and resources to help you build and maintain a premium facility. The International Health Racquet & Sportsclub Association is the trade association for gym owners. An estimated 70 percent of diabetes risk in the U. please visit ihrsa. insomnia and cancer. healthier and live longer. arthritis. Heart disease is the number one cause of death in American women.org.obese. Not only is advertising easier and more cost-effective by aligning with a world-recognized brand. Why Franchise? Franchise Opportunities Gold's Gym has been in operation since 1965 when the first gym opened in Venice. stroke. you benefit from the support of a successful international company with over 40 years of experience. California. The IHRSA website will provide you with information on all aspects of running a gym. these operations represent 40 percent of all US sales. approximately nine percent on U. Franchise Support As a Gold's Gym franchisee. People who exercise regularly are happier. and support to aid in enhancing all levels of your business. In the past 40 years we've earned a reputation as the leader in fitness. We are also seeking qualified individuals or companies to expand with us as Master Franchisors on a worldwide basis. along with the opportunity to sell sub-franchisee's within the Province. We supply our Master Franchisors all required franchise contracts.S. Although only eight percent of businesses are franchises. osteoporosis. Our first franchised Gold's Gym opened in San Francisco in 1980 and today.

with heart disease and diabetes being major concerns in the U. construction. franchise entrepreneurs to continue the growth and expansion of the brand.S. suburban and rural. LLC. architecture. Plus. . and that number projected to increase to 50 million by 2010. And.S.” With more than 40 million Americans holding gym memberships. “We treasure our past. from 465 to more than 650. while the exploding fitness market has ballooned to a nearly $16 billion industry. market—urban. we are very selective when it comes to granting a Gold’s Gym franchise. marketing.” Albright added. operations training. over the last four decades the ‘Mecca of Bodybuilding’ has also become a fitness destination that offers men and women at all levels of the workout spectrum a well rounded exercise experience.S. economies of scale – Gold’s Gym provides experienced entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds the rare opportunity to invest in one of the world’s most popular brands and have a positive effect on the communities they serve. “And.” Albright said. population has yet to join a gym – indicating the potential for further investment in the segment. “Gold’s Gym is turning heads in the franchise investment community. Senior Vice President of Franchising for Gold's Gym Franchising.” Gold’s Gym aims to ease the burden of the nearly two thirds of the adult U. population and 15 percent of children and adolescents who struggle with being overweight. presence with a new category of investors who are giving the world’s number one fitness franchise a workout. And. The new locations will increase Gold Gym’s franchised locations in the U. investors can open their own Gold’s Gym in virtually any U. “Consumer demand for our gyms is exploding. The most recognizable name in the health club industry.S. Gold’s Gym has more than 600 locations in 30 countries around the world and is now attracting experienced. It is an exciting time to invest in a Gold’s Gym franchise location. We have become the gym of choice for millions of American’s who are becoming aware of the benefits of fitness in their lives. Gold’s Gym is a part of the solution to the nation’s health concerns. well capitalized.S. still more than 85 percent of the U. Gold’s Gym’s aggressive franchise development plan aims to add another 200 locations by 2010.S.” said Keith Albright. and health care providers now beginning to include gym memberships in their benefits. Gold’s Gym has always been about changing lives by helping people achieve their individual potential – we cannot afford to let that change. while the demand we are seeing from the franchise investment community is remarkable. Calling for new locations in large and small markets across the United States. “There is little doubt that this is the right time to invest in a Gold’s Gym.• 0 inShare Gold’s Gym is expanding its U. Gold’s Gym’s expansion will occur both through multi-unit franchise agreements and single location openings. Offering a solid business model with comprehensive support – real estate.

“Our years of experience give us an edge in every aspect of the business – from operations and customer consultation to partnering with some of the most influential wellness organizations such as the American Diabetes Association. including group exercise. . personal training. Pilates and yoga.” Featuring innovative exercise options such as cardio cinemas – a cluster of cardio machines in a theatre style environment – Gold’s Gym offers the most advanced fitness equipment and workout programs.

Type Private[1] Genre Fitness Founded 1965 Founder(s) Joe Gold Headquarters Irving. Its headquarters are in Irving. Inc.S. group exercise classes and personal trainers to assist clients. U. the free encyclopedia Gold's Gym International.com Gold's Gym International.[3] Contents [hide] • 1 Corporate history . Texas. Number of locations 700+ (December 2011)[2] Owner(s) TRT Holdings Website www. Inc. is an international chain of co-ed fitness centers (commonly referred to as "gyms") originally started in California by Joe Gold. Each gym features a wide array ofexercise equipment. Texas.Gold's Gym From Wikipedia.goldsgym.

[9] Gold's Gym has a membership of more than three and a half million. it was frequented by Arnold Schwarzenegger[5] and Dave Draper [6] and featured in the 1977 movie Pumping Iron. who was Arnold Schwarzenegger’s training partner for four years. Jim Morrison of The Doors was also a frequent visitor to the Gold's Gym in Venice. Joe Gold sold the chain. California. split almost equally between male and female patrons. Tiger Woods and Jessica Alba.[citation needed] To this day. but also to the world of bodybuilding and physique in general. The Rock. Texas. Hilary Swank.• • • • • 2 Corporate information 3 Criticism 4 Cardio Cinema 5 References 6 External links [edit]Corporate history The first Gold's Gym opened in fall 1965 in Venice Beach. yoga[10] and stretching through the company GGX (Gold's Group Exercise) program. it is considered a landmark in the bodybuilding subculture[7] and has even achieved cult status[8] In 1970. Morgan Freeman. The movie brought attention not only to the gym itself. The famous original Gold’s Gym logo. swimming pools and boxing studios. the original Gold's Gym in Venice is considered a sports landmark and is recognized by ESPN.[4] Dubbed "the Mecca of bodybuilding".[citation needed] The company also licenses its name to products such as fitness equipment and clothing.com on its list of the 100 most important sports venues.[13] . was designed in 1973 by Ric Drasin. [12] To this day. Keanu Reeves. Latin dance. Many gyms also offer basketball. a bald-headed weightlifter holding a barbell. Today. Gold's Gym claims to be the largest chain of co-ed gyms in the world. Gold's Gym in Laredo. with more than 650 locations in 42 states and 30 countries.[citation needed] Gold's Gym locations are equipped with cardiovascular and strength training equipment and offer group exercise classes such as group cycling. pilates.[11] Gold's Gym's membership had included such celebrities as Jodie Foster.

The game received positive reviews. In 2004.[14] The current chief corporate officers include President and CEO Jim Snow. the United Kingdom. the company opened its first locations in Spain.S. Brockway Moran had acquired the company in 1999. among others.[16] Corporate headquarters are in Irving.[20] .Saudi Arabia. the ADA's highest designation for a corporate partner. Since their relationship began. Egypt. Germany.[15] David Fowler as senior divisional vice president. American Airlines and Exxon Mobil. In 2006 the company became a National Strategic Partner of the American Diabetes. Mexico. Texas which is in the Dallas metropolitan area.[12] In 2009.[18] In 2004. It was acquired from its previous owner.[17] Gold's Gym operates a national corporate wellness program. the company introduced the Gold's Gym Fitness Institute to serve as a think tank on critical health and fitness issues. India and Peru. Since Gold's Gym opened its first international location in Canada in 1985. Robert Rheames. Clients include Whole Foods. Poland and Venezuela. private equity firm Brockway Moran & Partners. The Gold's Gym Fitness Institute's members includes Dr. Gold's Gym has raised more than $2. by Robert Rowling's TRT Holdings in 2004 for approximately $158 million. Belisa Vranich. Mike Ryan and Eric Plasker. Gold's Gym became a national fitness sponsor of the American Diabetes Association's Tour de Cure. Gold's Gym partnered with video game manufacturer Ubisoft to create the "Gold's Gym Cardio Workout" video game for the Wii. the company has expanded its global franchising program to include nearly 180 international gyms including operations in Russia.5 million to benefit diabetes research. and Aaron Watkins as senior vice president of finance and accounting. Japan. the U. education and awareness.[edit]Corporate information Gold's Gym Stride Trainer 300 Elliptical Gold's Gym is privately owned.[19] In 2009. House of Representatives.

S. [edit]Cardio Cinema Gold's Gym was one of the first companies to introduce the "Cardio Cinema" concept. and is the official health club of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. contract terms being fraudulently altered by sales staff after signing and problems canceling accounts or relocating.[24] A Gold's Gym in Provo. gym websites did not give membership rates and the gyms would usually not tell customers the rate over the phone.[19][27] .Gold's is one of two official health clubs of the AARP. Gold's Gym now has more than 50 cardio cinemas across the U.[21][22][23] [edit]Criticism Numerous customers have reported Gold's Gym franchises acting in dishonest and unscrupulous ways.[25] Like many gyms. more than any other competitor.[26] Some Gold's gyms require "fitness assessments" before supplying a membership. Gold's has begun offering online enrollment. where it offers month-to-month memberships. billing irregularities. and then require long term contracts that are very difficult to get out of without paying cancellation fees and following long and inconvenient procedures (such as having to send a certified letter to their central billing office a month in advance). asking instead that customers come to the gym to have a tour and discussion. some Gold's Gym franchisees lure customers with "free" sign-up or gift certificates with fabricated nominal values. They have reported advertised deals not being honored. Utah was successfully sued for fraud in 2006 for changing a contract after it was signed in 1999. In the past. which is an actual movie theatre inside the facility with treadmills instead of seats.. which often included a heavy sales pitch.

887.000 Liquid Cash Available: $400. Startup Costs. no-frills atmosphere. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. Franchise Units YEAR 2011 2010 2009 2008 U.000 OPERATIONS 30% of all franchisees own more than one unit.$3. renewable FINANCIAL REQUIREMENTS Net Worth: $1.000 Ongoing Royalty Fee: 5% Term of Franchise Agreement: 10 years. propelling it into the spotlight in 1975.About Gold's Gym Bodybuilders training outside on Muscle Beach were the first customers for the original Gold's Gym when it opened in Venice. Ongoing Fees and Financing Total Investment: $898. California. franchisees sell Gold's Gym licensed apparel through their Pro Shops. FINANCING TYPE IN-HOUSE THIRD PARTY . (70% of current franchisees are owner/operators). and franchises account for more than 90 percent of its locations.500 .000." Arnold Schwarznegger's movie "Pumping Iron" focused on Gold's Gym. in 1965. With its intense. Gold's Gym has been franchising since 1980. In addition to running the health club facilities.S. the gym soon became known as the "Mecca of Bodybuilding. 403 452 466 465 CANADIAN 24 24 24 14 INTERNATIONAL 201 179 163 131 COMPANY OWNED 62 63 61 61 Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.000 Franchise Fee: $25.

Internet. Purchasing cooperatives. Advanced training & staffing training : 1 week. Toll-free phone line. Field operations/evaluations. Marketing Support: Co-op advertising. Regional advertising. Other marketing support: Marketing campaign & vendor program . Ongoing Support: Newsletter. Grand opening. Meetings.Franchise Fee Startup Costs Equipment Inventory Accounts Receivable Payroll How This Franchise Supports Franchisees Training: Available at headquarters: 1 week.

Rs.Franchise Opportunities Golds Gym Category: Health Care Fitness Area Req: 7000 -20000 carpet Sq Ft No. 1 Cr. It was then that a fitness enthusiast named Joe Gold took the knowledge and expertise he had gained from training at the world famous “Muscle Beach” and opened up the first Gold’s Gym on Pacific Ave in Venice. Today we have 38 franchisees across 20 cities in India. Gold’s Gym started its operations in India in 2002 with 14000 sq ft state of the art facility at Napean Sea in South Mumbai. Today Gold's Gym is the most recognized name in fitness and the largest co-ed gym chain in the world with more than 620 gyms in 42 states and 30 countries. . bodybuilders and professional athletes. Gold’s Gym has become the preferred gym of celebrities. Insta Apply Top of Form First Name *: Last Name *: Email *: Phone *: Address *: City *: India Country *: State *: . California. Serving almost 3 million members worldwide. 2 Cr Business Details Gold's Gym has been the authority on fitness since 1965. of Franchise Outlets : 33 Investment: Rs.

Meghalaya. Himachal Pradesh. Pondicherry. West Bengal. Bottom of Form Top of Form Golds Gym Investment Details Date Commenced Operations:2002 Date Commenced Frachising / Distribution:2002 Are you looking for Franchise? Unit AreaInvestmentFranchise/Brand FeeRoyalty/Commission Store WiseRs. I want to subscribe for weekly Newsletter. 1 Cr. Sikkim SouthKerala. Arunachal Pradesh. Jharkhand Union TerritoriesAndaman & Nicobar. Manipur. Nagaland. 2 Cr What areas are available for Unit franchise?:Nationwide Where are you looking for expansion? NorthNew Delhi. Bihar. Tamil Nadu CenterChhattisgarh. Uttaranchal WestGujarat. Maharashtra. Karnataka. Daman and Diu Is there exclusive territorial rightsgiven to a unit franchise?:No . Tripura. Chandigarh. Rajasthan. Lakshadweep. Madhya Pradesh. Jammu and Kashmir. .New Delhi Pincode *: Available Capital *: Less than 3 months Start-up Timeframe: Start-up Location *: Yes. Orissa. Punjab. Goa EastAssam.Rs. Haryana. Mizoram.

Are any performance guarantees given to unit franchisees?:No What is the anticipated percentage return on investment?:-- What is the likely pay back period of capital for a unit franchise?:3 to 4 years Are there other investment requirements?:0 Golds Gym Property Details What type of property is required for this franchise opportunity?:Commercial Floor area requirement:7000 -20000 carpet Sq Ft .) Preferred location of unit franchised outlet:?:Prime locations in Ace Major Cities Golds Gym Training Details Do you currently have detailed Operating Manuals for franchisees?:Yes Where is the franchisee training done?: Is field assistance available for franchisees?:No Will someone from Head Office assist me when I open my franchise?:Yes What IT systems do you presently have that will be included in the franchise?: Golds Gym Other Details Do you have a standard Franchise Agreement?:Yes How long is the franchise term for?:10 Is the term renewable?:Yes Bottom of Form . (1 Sq Meter = 10.76 Sq Ft.

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