Join Our Global Fitness Family

We have franchise options for full-service gyms, studios, multi-unit, area developers and International master franchisees.

Build The Best Full-Service Gym In Your Neighborhood

We have all the resources you need to build the best gym in your area.

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Welcome To World Gym

For forty years, World Gym has been at the epicenter of the modern fitness scene-the place where Muscle Beach meets Hollywood, and where serious fitness meets celebrity. We LOVE working out, and we’re constantly developing ways to make the gym experience more rewarding. As a prospective franchisee, you will soon discover that World Gym is much more than just a gym franchise; it’s a way of life. We eat, drink, and breathe the gym, and you’ll find our passion reflected in how we continually innovate and improve the World Gym Experience.

We have all the tools, resources and support to help you open your World Gym.

Learn more about our franchising support tools by watching the video below.

*We are currently seeking new gym owners in all markets located in the US except Washington State, New York, and Hawaii. And in Canada in all markets except Ottawa and Quebec.

Franchise Options

What Does A Franchise Cost?

There are a lot of different factors that can impact the cost of opening your World Gym. We’re with you each step of the way to help you make smart choices that maximize your profitability.

World Gym Full-Service Club

  • Estimated Initial Investment: $451,000 – $1.8 Million
  • Liquid Capital Needed: $300,000 – $500,000
  • Costs will be less for existing gyms converting to a World Gym

Amenities and Layout

Small Neighborhood Layout

For a facility with limited space options, our small layout focuses on the equipment and amenities that members use most.

A gym like this would typically include:
  • 12,500 – 15,000 square feet
  • Strength Training Equipment
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Locker Rooms

Mid-Tier Layout

The mid size layout is great for suburban and urban areas in need of a full-service gym. These gyms can add ancillary revenue streams like a pro-shop, our Barbell Cafe, personal training and more.

A gym like this would typically include:
  • 15,000 – 20,000 square feet
  • Strength Training Equipment
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Locker Rooms
  • Group Exercise
  • Pro Shop & Cafe

Flagship Layout

Our flagship gyms are built to be the best gym in the area with all the amenities that demonstrate World Gym is the fitness authority in the community, including World Gym Athletics, our small group training program which increases membership retention and profitability.

A gym like this would typically include:
  • 20,000 – 35,000+ square feet
  • Dedicated World Gym Athletics Area
  • Strength Training Equipment
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Locker Rooms
  • Group Exercise
  • Pro Shop & Cafe
  • Child Care
  • Women’s Only Area
  • Tanning & Hydromassage

A Strong & Proud Heritage

Seriously Fun Fitness Since 1976

It all began with Joe Gold during the glory days of "Muscle Beach" in Venice, CA. Joe helped to build the connection between fitness and Hollywood, and blazed a trail followed later by Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, and more. His spirit of seriously fun fitness lives on today through World Gym.

Explore Our History

An Ever-Growing Industry

183 Million Gym Members
  • There are 210,000 clubs worldwide with 183 million members
  • 6 million members at more than 46,000 club sites in U.S. & Canada
  • Membership numbers are growing steadily.

*Source: IHRSA Global Report 2018

$94 Billion Global Revenue
  • Fitness industry revenue continues to grow.
  • The United States generated $32.3 billion in gym revenue with 39,570 facilities
  • Canada generated $2.9 billion in club revenue with 6,500 fitness facilities
  • European club revenue generated $32.1 billion with 64.3 million belonging to health club or studio
  • Latin America is robust with potential for growth. Brazil with 34,000 health clubs rank the country second to the U.S. among global fitness markets

*Source: IHRSA Global Report 2018

6 Billion Gym Visits Annually in the United States
  • In the U.S., health club/studio memberships increased by 37% from 45.6 million members to 62.4 million members between 2008 – 2018
  • In the U.S., health club/studio visits increased by 42.5% from 4.3 billion to 6.1 billion visits

*Source: IHRSA Global Report 2018

Global Growth Over the past five years
  • Boutique Studios increased 121%
  • Commercial fitness facilities increased 18%
  • All fitness facilities increased 15%
Success Stories
“World Gym embraces it roots in Muscle Beach while continuing to innovate. World Gym believes in seriously fun fitness, getting results for its members and supporting its franchisees in all aspects from staffing to equipment selection to fitness programming to great marketing services.”
Success Stories
“There is passion in the brand of World Gym. It's a business with deep roots. They care - not only about the success of our businesses, but about our gyms and our people."
Success Stories
“World Gym has stayed true to fitness in a way that other brands don’t. World Gym doesn’t get caught up in fads. The company is always very steady, clear on direction and has consistent growth.”
Success Stories
“There is not a better feeling in the world, when you have a corporate team that works their tail off for you.”

Supporting Your Success

We know there are a lot of choices when it comes to choosing a fitness franchise. So why choose us over the other guys? What makes us different?

When you team up with World Gym, you’ll gain:

  • The power, resources, and recognition of a global brand, while still maintaining the feeling of an authentic hometown gym
  • The support of a team that is dynamic, personal, responsive, and innovative at every level
  • The freedom to customize your products and services to best fit the needs of your members
  • A flexible business model that adapts to changes in the  fitness industry and the specific needs of your local market
  • Highly-competitive Franchising fees that allow you to keep more of your profits and invest more money into your business

Most importantly, when you join World Gym, you’re becoming part of a much larger family.

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Brand Growth

Over 215 Locations

World Gym, with its global headquarters in sunny southern California, currently has over 215 locations across 22 countries and 6 continents...and counting.

Poised For Global Growth

With a growing global fitness market, World Gym is further expanding its global gym network and the opening of strategically-located flagship gyms. Our fastest growth is coming from highly-motivated Franchise owners in Canada, Australia, Taiwan and the United States.

Opportunities in the US

  • Our history gives us strong brand recognition
  • Many major markets are available for franchising
  • Multi-unit opportunities are available
  • We’re registered to franchise in 50 states and territories

Opportunities around the world

  • Our history gives us strong brand recognition
  • Many major markets are available for franchising
  • Multi-unit opportunities are available
  • We’re registered to franchise in 50 states and territories