World Gym Starts 2017 with Deals for Over 30 New Gyms | Athletic Business

World Gym Starts 2017 with Deals for Over 30 New Gyms

Source: World Gym International

Los Angeles, CaliforniaFebruary 6, 2017 - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, had another huge year of growth in 2016, signing deals for more than 30 new gyms.  World Gym’s continued expansion includes a mix of new gyms and conversions from existing gyms.

“2016 was an incredible year for the World Gym family,” said Marcus Cammilleri, Director of World Gym.  “With new agreements for gyms in 8 countries, on 6 continents, we are proud to be the fastest growing full-service global gym brand for several years now.”

World Gym’s franchising program has been successful in large part due to the marketing, branding and sales support provided by World Gym International’s corporate team and the peer network of over 210 gym owners from around the globe.  Both first-time entrepreneurs and experienced industry veterans alike have succeeded with World Gym.  In 2016, World Gym struck deals to open franchises in:


Brendale, Queensland

Maitland, New South Wales

Marconi in Bossley Park, New South Wales

North Lakes, Queensland

Osborne Park, Western Australia

Surfers Paradise, Queensland

Townsville, Queensland

Burpengary, Queensland



Peter Robertson Blvd. in Brampton, Ontario

Hansen Road in Brampton, Ontario

Downtown Hamilton, Ontario


United States

Healdsburg, California

Ukiah, California

Nashville, Tennessee

Friendswood, Texas

San Antonio, Texas



Arboledas, Tlalnepantla

Coacalco de Berriozábal

Luna Parc, Cuautitlan Izcalli



Taipei Yonghe Minquan

Hsinchu Zhongzheng

Ping Tung Ziyou

Taichung Xitun

Taipei Banqiao Zhongshan

Taipei Sanchong

Yilan You-Ai in Yilan City


United Kingdom

Bedford, England



Curitiba, Paraná



Dokki, Giza

Dreamland, Cairo

Heliopolis, Cairo

Many of the above gyms opened in 2016, and the rest are under construction with opening dates targeted in the first two quarters of 2017.  In addition to the list above, World Gym will soon be expanding into Mainland China, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, under the leadership of John Caraccio and Michael Sanciprian of World Gym Taiwan.

It was a landmark year for World Gym, which included celebrating the 40th anniversary of World Gym Global at a memorable convention in Las Vegas, adding its first gyms in new countries like the United Kingdom and Egypt, and a successful global social media search for the 2017 fitness ambassadors, Joshua Petrecky and Geneviève Dubé Carpenter, who will debut a new series of fitness videos for members in early 2017.

For more information on World Gym International, please visit

About World Gym International

The iconic World Gym brand was founded in 1976 by Joe Gold during the glory days of “Muscle Beach” in Santa Monica, CA when serious fitness collided with the world of Hollywood celebrities. Since then, World Gym has evolved into an internationally recognized brand that has captured the imagination of fitness enthusiasts around the globe. World Gym is dedicated to creating a network of ultimate workout destinations everywhere. With its headquarters located in southern California, World Gym currently has over 220 franchised locations in 20 countries and territories, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Cayman Islands, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Macao, Mexico, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Kingdom and the United States. To learn more about World Gym and franchise opportunities with this storied brand, please visit

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