Gold's Gym Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand Presence in Nashville Area | Athletic Business

Gold's Gym Signs Franchise Agreement to Expand Presence in Nashville Area

Source: Gold's Gym

Longtime Multi-Unit Franchisees to Open Five New Locations in Middle Tennessee

DALLAS, Texas (April 12, 2017) — Gold’s Gym, the world’s trusted authority on health and fitness, announced today Tennessee Fitness LLC has signed a franchise agreement to bring five additional Gold’s Gym locations to Middle Tennessee. Owned by Robert Dennis, Andrew Davis and John Davis, Tennessee Fitness LLC currently owns and operates seven locations throughout the market in Murfreesboro, Henderson, Smyrna, Bellevue and Clarksville. The new locations will be opening throughout five counties in the Middle Tennessee region, including Wilson, Davidson and Williamson counties.

The signing of the Nashville area franchise agreement is a continuation of Gold’s Gym’s aggressive expansion plans, both domestically and internationally. With 18 new locations opened in the first quarter of this year, Gold’s Gym plans to continue its development and expansion in states such as New York, Texas and California, as well as countries including Jordan, Egypt, India, Japan, Morocco and Saudi Arabia. 

“Our franchisee partners are helping to drive the growth of the brand and bring the new Gold’s Gym experience to people around the world. We are thrilled that Andrew, John and Robert are part of these efforts and are excited to expand our brand presence in the Nashville area,” said Brandon Bean, CEO of Gold’s Gym. “As we continue to focus on growth, innovation and delivering a one-of-a-kind member experience, we are proud to have partners like Tennessee Fitness LLC who have a genuine passion for the fitness industry and the Gold’s Gym brand.” 

Brothers Andrew and John Davis had their first Gold’s Gym experience in their home state of Alabama. Impressed by the brand, they decided to look into franchise ownership. At the time, Robert Dennis was working independently for Gold’s Gym as a real estate broker and assisting Andrew and John with finding their first location. Robert had plans to open his own franchise, but recognized his business views aligned with the Davis brothers, and decided to enter into a partnership.

“Since opening our first Gold’s Gym in Murfreesboro in 2009, we have seen tremendous success and wanted to keep that momentum going,” said Andrew Davis, partner of Tennessee Fitness LLC and multi-unit Gold’s Gym franchisee. “The fitness industry is constantly evolving, which is why we’re happy to partner with Gold’s Gym. As one of the most recognizable brands in the world, we have access to the some of the most accomplished experts in the industry and unparalleled franchisee support to ensure the success of our business. 

Founded in 1965 in Venice, California, Gold’s Gym now has 720 locations in 38 states and 23 countries around the world. Its profile has evolved to offer a state-of-the-art fitness experience that includes the best personal training and group exercise classes in the business. 

To learn more about memberships available through Gold’s Gym in Middle Tennessee, visit or call 615-956-6016.

Ideal candidates for Gold’s Gym franchise ownership have a passion for the fitness industry and are looking to tap into a multi-billion dollar industry. Opportunities are available all over the U.S. and around the world and the company boasts an experienced support team to help franchisees build and grow their business from the ground up. Franchising with Gold’s Gym offers a unique opportunity to join the $84 billion global fitness industry with one of the strongest and most recognized brands in the world. For more information on franchise opportunities, visit


Gold’s Gym has been the world’s trusted fitness authority since 1965. From its humble beginnings as a small gym in Venice, California, Gold’s Gym has grown into a global icon with more than 700 locations serving 3 million people across 6 continents each day. Featuring personalized transformation plans, state of the art equipment, certified personal trainers, a diverse group exercise program and a supportive, motivating environment, Gold’s Gym delivers the most dynamic fitness experience in the industry. The Gold’s Gym experience recently expanded to include GOLD’S STUDIO – which gives members access to boutique-style classes like GOLD’SFITGOLD’SCYCLE and GOLD’SBURN…all under the same roof. More than a gym, Gold’s Gym combines coaching, community and more than 50 years of fitness expertise to help people around the world achieve their potential through fitness. 

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