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World Gym Expands Into Greater China

World Gym International, the iconic global brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has entered into an agreement with World Gym Taiwan to begin developing World Gyms in Greater China, to include China, Hong Kong, Macau, and of course, continued growth in Taiwan.

The entire fitness industry is well aware of World Gym Taiwan’s dramatic and impressive growth over the past decade plus.   Starting with just one gym in Taichung in 2001, owners John Caraccio and Michael Sanciprian, now have 34 gyms throughout Taiwan, with several more in presales, and many more planned for the future.   There will be 39 open and operating World Gym locations in Taiwan by year end.  World Gym Taiwan was recently named by IHRSA as the fitness company with the 8th biggest revenue growth in the world over the past year.   They are the largest gym chain in Taiwan, and are known by everyone for their cool, hip, energy-filled fitness centers throughout the island.

With World Gym Taiwan’s proven track record, it was natural to begin discussions with them about the move into Greater China.   “We are so excited to continue growing with World Gym Taiwan,” says Guy Cammilleri, Managing Director of World Gym International.   “John and Michael have done such a tremendous job with their gyms in Taiwan, the whole World Gym family can’t wait to see how they begin to grow the Brand in China, Hong Kong, and Macau.”

While the timeline is not yet set for the first wave of World Gyms to be built in mainland China, much research and planning has been done.  “We’re so encouraged by the great team we’ve built here at World Gym Taiwan,” shares John Caraccio, Founder and co-owner of World Gym Taiwan.  “While there is plenty more room for growth in Taiwan, we’ve arrived at a point in our evolution as a company where we know we are more than ready to enter mainland China.”

“We believe that China is ready for a brand like World Gym and a company that builds and manages fitness centers in the way that we do,” explains Michael Sanciprian, CEO and co-owner of World Gym Taiwan.   “We’re excited to take that next step.”

World Gym Taiwan has been one of greatest success stories in the World Gym International franchise network over the past decade.   With their recent move into Greater China, it is certain that even more exciting growth is in the pipeline.

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