World Gym Appoints New Vice President of Marketing

Los Angeles, CA (Feb. 14, 2023) – World Gym, an iconic, globally recognized gym brand and originator of the full-service gym model that has, for over four decades, empowered millions of people around the world to improve their lives through fitness, has appointed Brea Ballard as Vice President of Marketing.

Ballard will drive growth at World Gym through the creation and execution of impactful marketing initiatives. With her vast background in marketing and brand management, she will play a key role in shaping the future of World Gym and maintaining its reputation for delivering exceptional fitness experiences.

“I’m excited to join such a global, iconic brand,” said Ballard. “While still nurturing the brand’s past, I plan to pave the way for its future as we continue to impact as many lives in the fitness space as possible.”

With 25 years working in both the fitness and franchise industries, Ballard spent 13 years in marketing leadership roles at national franchise concepts. She previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer for Row House, led marketing for a major big-box fitness franchisor and helped launch several boutique fitness concepts. 

“As the fitness industry is constantly evolving and adapting to the needs and wants of its customers, we’re thrilled to have Brea on board,” said Lewis Stanton, CEO of World Gym. “Her fitness and franchise marketing experience will help us make an even more positive impact on the health and well-being of franchisees, staff and members across the globe."

About World Gym International

With over 230 franchise locations on six continents, the iconic 46-year legacy gym concept has evolved into an internationally-recognized brand that has built a loyal following of fitness enthusiasts around the globe. From its legendary beginnings, founded by Joe Gold, during the glory days of “Muscle Beach” in Santa Monica, CA, to its storied past and connections with celebrity members like Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Dave Draper, World Gym has become one of the most celebrated fitness brands in the world today.

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