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.