World Gym Closes First Quarter of 2017 with Nine New Gyms | Athletic Business

World Gym Closes First Quarter of 2017 with Nine New Gyms

Source: World Gym

Los Angeles, California – May 16, 2017 - World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, continues its steady growth by signing deals for 9 new gyms in the first quarter of the year in 7 countries, including the first gyms in Lebanon and Belgium. The gyms span 4 continents and are a mix of conversions from existing gyms and brand new facilities. 

“Every year we are increasing the number of countries where World Gym operates, all while strengthening our business in the United States. Today, World Gym is more global than ever,” said Guy Cammilleri, Chief Executive Officer of World Gym. “Europe and the Middle East continue to be areas where we see a lot of growth potential.”

In the first quarter of 2017, World Gym has closed deals to open franchises in:

Australia: Maroochydore

Belgium: Morlanwelz

Canada: Calgary, Southland

Egypt: Alexandria, Stanley, Nasr City

Germany: Cologne, Meinerzhagen

Lebanon: Sidon

Taiwan: Hsinchu Zhubei

The growth of World Gym International parallels the growth of World Gym Athletics, a new, small group training program available at World Gyms around the globe. To date, every gym that has implemented World Gym Athletics has seen increases in both member retention rates and in revenue, particularly in personal and small group training.  In the next months, World Gym will open its much-anticipated gym in Nashville, TN, as well as announce additional locations in the United States. 

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 215 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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