Invest In A Legacy Building the Next Generation of Legends
  • 47

    Years of USA-Owned Fitness Excellence

  • 225+

    Locations Around the Globe

  • $81B

    Global Fitness Industry

  • 14

    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. 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.

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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 currently have gyms operating on 6 continents in 14 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 about their experiences to get a better understanding of what you can expect as a franchisee.

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

    - Michael Sanciprian
  • “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
  • “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

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
  • Barbell Cafe, a Smoothie Company
  • World Gym Athletics
  • Supplement Shop
  • Training and Hydromassage

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