Los Angeles, California – April 19, 2016 – World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, opened 8 new gyms and signed deals for 3 more to open in the coming months, adding a total of 11 gyms to the World Gym global network in the first quarter of 2016.   “We started 2016 with strong franchised growth after a record breaking year of growth in 2015,” said said Joyce J. Cammilleri, Chair of World Gym International. “In the last 3 months, we have opened gyms in 5 countries, spanning 4 continents and continue to be the fastest growing full service global gym brand.”   Between January- March of 2016, World Gym opened franchised gyms in:   Australia Albury, New South Wales Bayside, Victoria Malaga, Western Australia   Canada North London, Ontario Windsor, Ontario   Egypt Cairo   Russia Surgut   United States Ridgewood, New York In addition to the gyms that opened, World Gym signed franchise agreements for additional gyms in Brampton and Downtown Hamilton in Canada, and Heliopolis in Egypt.   World Gym has been investing significantly in its franchising efforts over the past several years, which has shown rapid expansion across North America, Australia, Asia and The Middle East.  World Gym recently started celebrating its 40th Anniversary with events at both IHRSA in Orlando and FIBO in Cologne.  World Gym previously announced that it has targeted Europe for additional growth, expecting to have more than 200 locations solidified by 2020.   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.   For more information on World Gym International, please visit worldgym.com.