Why World Gym

Why You Should Choose World Gym®

Our Fitness Franchise Is a Rep Above the Rest

With over 45 years of industry experience, World Gym is recognized as one of the most resilient fitness brands in the world. We are constantly evolving to help our gym franchise owners lead their communities in living fit and healthy lifestyles. Fitness trends may come and go, but World Gym remains a pillar of strength in our industry and a place for everyone to achieve their goals their way.

Some of the key benefits that set us apart:

  • We offer exclusive certifications for our personal trainers
  • We bring the best new equipment to our members through preferred vendor agreements
  • We have broader opportunities for revenue streams versus traditional gyms

Our gym franchise is powered by advanced frontend and backend technologies, creating operational efficiencies that help manage expenses while maintaining the integrity of our superior customer experience. We also have established partnerships with leaders in consumer data analytics, commercial real estate, and medical-fitness, reinforcing our mission to support franchisees’ continuous growth.

An Array of Gym Offerings

World Gym is designed to distinguish ourselves from competitors as the best gym franchise. In addition to our well-earned reputation in the fitness industry, our gym franchisees differentiate themselves by offering popular amenities and science-based programs. These amenities can attract new members, help boost member retention, and provide additional revenue streams.

Some of our other amenities include the Barbell Café, Pro Shop, World Gym Athletics Program, and world-class personal training. We also provide our members with Personal Health Plans (PHPs), heart rate monitors, and data trackers depending on their chosen programs. We do it all while maintaining affordable, competitive membership fees.

Why Choose World Gym?

With almost five decades of experience in building strength, and over four decades experience in successful franchising, World Gym is committed to extending our mission around the world and setting up franchise partners for success.

    As a franchisee, you'll receive customizable national marketing content and corporate assistance with local advertising.


    Gain experienced franchise coaches and in-depth training programs to keep your gym in action and moving forward.


    Our trainers have advanced, science-based certifications to maximize your members' exercise routines safely and effectively.


    Diverse, top-of-the-line equipment helps keep clients' workouts fresh and your gym full year after year.

We’ll Spot You

World Gym is 100% franchisee-focused and provides the best franchisee support in the fitness franchise industry. Our franchise offers owners multiple online and in-person revenue streams, helping you better forecast monthly and annual revenue across multiple areas of business. This information may also allow you increase your per-member spend. Learn more about our Support & Training.

  • Financial start-up resources and budget forecasting
  • Territory analysis
  • Real estate representation
  • Facility layout and design support
  • Pre-construction and build-out guidance
  • Exclusive World Gym franchisee equipment discounts
  • Multiple online and in-person revenue streams
  • Marketing/PR, national advertising, and sales support
  • Leadership development and ongoing business coaching
  • Monthly workshops and seminars across all core areas of the business
  • Peer-to-peer networking and the annual world gym convention

A Flexible Opportunity

World Gym offers the freedom and flexibility to build out your gym based on your market, the available space, and your financial capabilities. We offer a vast selection of amenities, including Group-X classes, The Barbell Café, Pro Shop, recovery areas, kids club, and more. You’ll even have the option to open your gym with a limited selection of amenities and add more over time. Learn more about our Franchising Options.

Steps to Ownership

World Gym has broken down the path to ownership into six steps, see how easy the process to franchising is!

Hear from Current Owners

Our gym franchise owners are creating their own legacies with World Gym. Learn about their experiences to get a better understanding of what you can expect as a franchisee.

  • “World Gym has stayed true to fitness in a way that other brands don't. The company is always very steady, clear on direction and has consistent growth.”

    - Joe Talmadge
  • “World Gym embraces it roots in Muscle Beach while continuing to innovate.   World Gym believes in seriously fun fitness, getting results for its members and supporting its franchisees in all aspects from staffing to equipment selection...”

    - Jon Davie
  • “There is not a better feeling in the world, when you have a corporate team that works their tail off for you.”

    - Michael Sanciprian

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