Los Angeles, California – February 6, 2017 – World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, had another huge year of growth in 2016, signing deals for more than 30 new gyms.  World Gym’s continued expansion includes a mix of new gyms and conversions from existing gyms. “2016 was an incredible year for the World Gym family,” said Marcus Cammilleri, Director of World Gym.  “With new agreements for gyms in 8 countries, on 6 continents, we are proud to be the fastest growing full-service global gym brand for several years now.” 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 210 gym owners from around the globe.  Both first-time entrepreneurs and experienced industry veterans alike have succeeded with World Gym.  In 2016, World Gym struck deals to open franchises in: Australia Brendale, Queensland Maitland, New South Wales Marconi in Bossley Park, New South Wales North Lakes, Queensland Osborne Park, Western Australia Surfers Paradise, Queensland Townsville, Queensland Burpengary, Queensland Canada Peter Robertson Blvd. in Brampton, Ontario Hansen Road in Brampton, Ontario Downtown Hamilton, Ontario United States Healdsburg, California Ukiah, California Nashville, Tennessee Friendswood, Texas San Antonio, Texas Mexico Arboledas, Tlalnepantla Coacalco de Berriozábal Luna Parc, Cuautitlan Izcalli Taiwan Taipei Yonghe Minquan Hsinchu Zhongzheng Ping Tung Ziyou Taichung Xitun Taipei Banqiao Zhongshan Taipei Sanchong Yilan You-Ai in Yilan City United Kingdom Bedford, England Brazil Curitiba, Paraná Egypt Dokki, Giza Dreamland, Cairo Heliopolis, Cairo Many of the above gyms opened in 2016, and the rest are under construction with opening dates targeted in the first two quarters of 2017.  In addition to the list above, World Gym will soon be expanding into Mainland China, including China, Hong Kong, Macau, under the leadership of John Caraccio and Michael Sanciprian of World Gym Taiwan. It was a landmark year for World Gym, which included celebrating the 40th anniversary of World Gym Global at a memorable convention in Las Vegas, adding its first gyms in new countries like the United Kingdom and Egypt, and a successful global social media search for the 2017 fitness ambassadors, Joshua Petrecky and Geneviève Dubé Carpenter, who will debut a new series of fitness videos for members in early 2017.