Los Angeles, California – January 6, 2016 – World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, just finished a year-long bulking season, signing deals for more than 40 new gyms.  This dynamic growth in gyms is composed of a mix of new gyms and conversions from existing gyms.

 

“The World Gym family has many reasons to be thankful as 2015 was one of the best year’s in the brand’s 40-year history,” said Joyce J. Cammilleri, Chair of World Gym International.   “With new agreements for gyms in 7 countries, on 4 continents, we are now the fastest growing full service global gym brand.”

 

World Gym’s franchising program has been successful in large part due to the marketing, branding and sales support provided by World Gym International’s corporate team and the peer network of over 200 gym owners from around the globe.  Both first-time entrepreneurs and experienced industry veterans alike have succeeded with World Gym.  In 2015, World Gym struck deals to open franchises in:

 

Australia

Albury, New South Wales

Tweed Heads, New South Wales

Cairns, Queensland

Rockhampton, Queensland

Toowoomba, Queensland

Bayside, Victoria

Malaga, Western Australia

 

Canada

Belleville, Ontario

Galt (Cambridge), Ontario

Hamilton Mountain, Ontario

Lasalle, Ontario

North London, Ontario

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Orillia, Ontario

Windsor, Ontario

Beauport, Quebec

Laval, Quebec

Neufchatel, Quebec

Rosemere, Quebec

Saint-Jérôme, Quebec

Trois-Rivières, Quebec

 

United States

Oxnard, California

Cedar Lake, Indiana

Merriam, Kansas

Gladstone, Missouri

Charlotte, North Carolina

Matthews, North Carolina

Ridgewood, New York

 

Mexico

Querétaro, Querétaro

 

Russia

Moskovsky, Moscow

Sterlitamak, Bashkortostan

Surgut, Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug

Veshki, Moskovskaya

 

Taiwan

Taichung Chong De

Taipei Danshui

Taipei Neihu Fuhua

 

Many of the above gyms opened in 2015, and the rest are under construction with opening dates targeted in the first two quarters of 2016.  In addition to the list above, World Gym entered into an agreement with John Caraccio and Michael Sanciprian of World Gym Taiwan, to expand into Mainland China, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, and of course, continued growth in Taiwan.

 

It was a landmark year for World Gym, launching its first global advertising campaign for franchisees, a new website and a global social media search for its 2016 fitness ambassadors, who will debut a new series of fitness videos for members in early 2016.

 

For more information on World Gym International, please visit worldgym.com.