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. He opened the first World Gym with the highest quality body building equipment and a warm, community vibe at Muscle Beach in Santa Monica, California.
Legendary bodybuilders including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Dave Draper quickly flocked to the new World Gym. Other fitness enthusiasts joined, additional locations opened in the U.S., then entrepreneurs worldwide reached out to join the family by franchising gyms worldwide.
Nearly 50 years later, World Gym remains one of the most iconic fitness brands, recognized as the gold standard in bodybuilding and strength training for wide-ranging members who are serious about fitness.
LOCAL MARKETING & ADVERTISING
As a franchisee, you'll receive customizable national marketing content and corporate assistance with local advertising.
STRONG SUPPORT TEAM
Gain experienced franchise coaches and in-depth training programs to keep your gym in action and moving forward.
CERTIFIED & EXPERIENCED TRAINERS
Our trainers have advanced, science-based certifications to maximize your members' exercise routines safely and effectively.
WORLD-CLASS EQUIPMENT BRANDS
Diverse, top-of-the-line equipment helps keep clients' workouts fresh and your gym full year after year.
Explore Our Current Opportunities
World Gym is U.S. owned and world renowned. We currently have gyms operating on 6 continents in 14 countries, including the United States and Canada. Explore our open markets today!
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
- Barbell Cafe, a Smoothie Company
- World Gym Athletics
- Supplement Shop
- Training and Hydromassage