Invest In A Legacy Building the Next Generation of Legends
  • 45

    Years of USA-Owned Fitness Excellence

  • 230+

    Locations Around the Globe

  • $35B

    Fitness Industry

  • 17

    Countries with World Gyms

The World Gym Franchising Legacy

U.S. Owned, World Renowned

In the early 1960’s, World Gym’s founder, Joe Gold, set out on a mission to change the world by improving people’s lives through fitness – and he did just that. From shaping legendary bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Dave Draper, World Gym has been a catalyst for remarkable success stories that showcase the incredible potential of the human body.

Starting as a small, single location at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California, World Gym has grown into a globally recognized gym brand that has set the gold standard in bodybuilding and strength training gyms.

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Why Choose World Gym?


    As a franchisee, you'll receive customizable national marketing content and corporate assistance with local advertising.


    Gain experienced franchise coaches and in-depth training programs to keep your gym in action and moving forward.


    Our trainers have advanced, science-based certifications to maximize your members' exercise routines safely and effectively.


    Diverse, top-of-the-line equipment helps keep clients' workouts fresh and your gym full year after year.

Our Fitness Franchise is a Rep Above the Rest!

With almost five decades of experience in building strength, and over four decades experience in successful franchising, World Gym is committed to extending our mission around the world and setting up franchise partners for success.

Available Markets

Explore Our Current Opportunities

World Gym is U.S. owned and world renowned. We have current opportunities on six continents and in 17 countries, including the United States and Canada. Explore our open markets today!

Hear from Current Owners

Our gym franchise owners are creating their own legacies with World Gym. Learn a bit about their experiences to get a better understanding of what you can expect as a franchisee.

  • “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...”

    - Jon Davie
  • “World Gym has stayed true to fitness in a way that other brands don't. The company is always very steady, clear on direction and has consistent growth.”

    - Joe Talmadge
  • “There is not a better feeling in the world, when you have a corporate team that works their tail off for you.”

    - Michael Sanciprian

Own a World Gym

Flexible Options to Fit Your Community

World Gym offers custom layouts and amenities to accommodate your new fitness franchise business location.

  • 7,500 – 30,000 sq. ft.
  • Strength Training Equipment
  • Cardio Equipment
  • Locker Rooms
  • Group Exercise
  • Pro Shop
  • Smoothie Bar
  • World Gym Athletics
  • Supplement Shop
  • Training and Hydromassage

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