Gold's Gym Franchise

Health, racquet and sports club.

Bodybuilders training outside on Muscle Beach were the first customers for the original Gold's Gym when it opened in Venice, California, in 1965. With its intense, no-frills atmosphere, the gym soon became known as the 'Mecca of Bodybuilding.' Arnold Schwarznegger's movie 'Pumping Iron' focused on Gold's Gym, propelling it into the spotlight in 1975. Gold's Gym has been franchising since 1980, and franchises account for more than 90 percent of its locations. In addition to running the health club facilities, franchisees sell Gold's Gym licensed apparel through their Pro Shops.

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The investment required to open a Gold's Gym Franchise is $22,182,505,000,500. There is an initial franchise fee of $40,000 which grants you the license to run a business under the Gold's Gym name.

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Gold's Gym News & Press Releases

When did the first Gold's Gym open? 1965
When did Gold's Gym start Franchising? 1980

Year U.S.A. Canada International Corporate
2005 570 11 83 39
2004 540 14 63 37
2003 504 14 49 30
2002 489 15 49 32
2001 469 12 46 18
Expense In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee No Yes
Startup Costs No Yes
Equipment No Yes
Inventory No Yes
Accounts Receivable No No
Payroll No No

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Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Field operations/evaluations

Co-op advertising, Regional advertising

30% of all franchisees own more than one unit

Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed.

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  • Your income potential as a Gold's Gym Franchise entrepreneur depends vastly on many factors. As an entrepreneur, the goals to achieve are related to expanding sales while lowering your operation costs and increasing the quality of your products and or services. Each month your operating costs can include royalty fees, mortgage / rent, supplies for products, staffing, utilities, bookwork, stationary and other items. From one month to the next, you may find your costs fluctuate, but your up-front costs are, for the most part, fixed and they will cover most of the initial setup of equipment, signage and renovations.

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    Gold's Gym Franchising LLC
    4001 Maple Ave., #200
    Dallas, TX


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