An iconic brand. More than forty years of fitness heritage. World class fitness programming. Comprehensive marketing services. All of those are good reason to join the World Gym family. Our most important asset is our team.
Our ownership and management team has over 200 years of cumulative experience, and we’re committed to the success of every Franchisee. We’re always just a phone call, email, text or tweet away.
World Gym is family-owned and operated. We are NOT a bunch of “suits” isolated and huddled together in some far away office tower. Our team is located in Los Angeles, San Diego, Seattle, Las Vegas, Dallas, Toronto, Hamburg, Moscow, Taipei, and Sydney. We enjoy being on the road, visiting gyms, working out, and we’re always in-tune to the true needs of gym owners. At World Gym, you’ll find an open management style, rapid growth, an exciting pace and a team environment in which self-motivated individuals can thrive.
Lewis Stanton has served in high-level executive roles in multiple companies across several industries. In his CEO roles, he has specialized in adeptly leading companies to achieve their strategic potential. He was the COO and CFO of a prominent publicly traded technology company. Lewis has also advised many companies, both as a consultant and a board member, on strategies and tactics for rapid growth and value creation. Separately, he founded and ran a mutual fund company, and he has served as the President of a securities industry trade association.
Lewis is a CPA and Chartered Accountant (non-practicing). He has a Certificate in Corporate Governance from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BSc from the University of Birmingham (UK).
Being at the helm of World Gym brings together his passions of fitness and great member experiences.
Saracco is a 25-year veteran of the health and fitness industry with experience in every level of club operations. As Founder and President of Health Club Doctor Inc, he has travelled the world helping fitness businesses of all shapes and sizes reach maximum profitability. He has been a featured presenter and keynote speaker at major industry conferences, has held countless workshops and webinars around the world, has been a published author in industry trade magazines and other journals. He brings a wealth of industry knowledge and support across many functions, including lead generation, sales, daily operations, systems and processes, gym equipment selection and more.
A 25+ year veteran of World Gym, Karin has seen it all. Karin works directly with all of our franchisees to keep their business strong.
Justin specializes in the development of multi-channel digital marketing strategy, traditional marketing integration, and operational implementation that focuses on lead generation, reducing marketing costs, and increasing brand strength. He uses his innovative marketing techniques developed as Sn. Digital Acquisition Manager at Ozobot and his understanding of franchise marketing skills acquired as Account Manager at iLoyal to help World Gym push their digital channels to perform at their highest levels.
Creative Director Jennifer Ciminillo is a collaborative digital marketing and creative brand strategist.
Throughout her career she has been successful at growth marketing and bringing innovative, scalable creative solutions to market to increase ROI. She is adept at leading teams in news media and entertainment television, Ciminillo is also dedicated to delivering efficient processes that work nationally on multimedia platforms and building strong brand connections.
Her previous roles include VP Creative for Tribune Publishing where she managed award-winning national campaigns. She created the brand identity and launch campaign for Fox Networks Group, Brands with Fans, and produced events at Sundance for The Hollywood Reporter. Ciminillo received her Bachelor of Arts at Indiana University and remains an avid basketball fan.
Brian helps to shape our marketing and communications and assists our franchisees with marketing challenges in their area. Brian brings expertise from several different industries including fitness, hospitality, food & beverage, retail, consumer goods and entertainment.
Prior to joining World Gym, Jared was the General Manager of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, NY, one of the largest and most successful fitness centers in the world. He was directly responsible for the successful operation of the 150,000 square foot, multi-purpose sports and fitness complex which was located in a highly competitive marketplace. In his 20 years with Chelsea Piers, he served as a Financial Analyst, Controller, Operations Manager, and eventually Vice President and General Manager. He recently spent a short term as a Senior General Manager and Client Relationship Manager at Jones Lang Lasalle where he managed over 50 million square feet of commercial industrial properties nationwide and won the National Client Service Excellence Award in his first year. Jared holds a M.S. degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Sports Management from James Madison University.