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Gold's Gym International, Inc. is an international chain of fitness centers (commonly referred to as 'gyms') originally started in California by Joe Gold. Each gym features a wide array of exercise equipment and personal trainers to assist clients. Image File history File links GoldGymLogo. ... Modern indoor gymnasium with pull-down basketball hoops. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... Joe Gold (March 10, 1922 in East Los Angeles, California - July 12, 2004 in Marina del Rey, California) founder of Golds Gym and World Gym. ... Exercise equipment in a gymnastic-hall Exercise equipment is any object used in exercise. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

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Corporate history

The first Gold's Gym opened in 1965 in Venice Beach, California. Dubbed "the mecca of bodybuilding", it was frequented by Arnold Schwarzenegger [1] and featured in the 1977 movie Pumping Iron. The movie brought attention not only to the gym itself, but also to the world of bodybuilding in general. To this day, it is considered a landmark in the bodybuilding subculture [2] and has even achieved cult status [3] In 1970, Joe Gold sold the chain. Venice Beach and Boardwalk Venice, California, is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California. ... This article is about the city in Saudi Arabia. ... Anders Graneheim. ... Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger (German pronunciation (IPA): ) (born on July 30, 1947, in Graz, Austria) is an Austrian-American bodybuilder, actor and an American politician, currently serving as the 38th Governor of California. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Pumping Iron (1977) is a documentary film, about the run-up to the 1975 Mr. ... Originally, a landmark literally meant a geographic feature used by explorers and others to find their way back or through an area. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ...


Today, Gold's Gym claims to be the largest chain of co-ed gyms in the world, with more than 600 gyms and 3 million members in 25 countries and 43 states. It also licenses its name to products such as fitness equipment, dietary supplements, and clothing. Coeducation is the integrated education of men and women. ... In the United States, a dietary supplement is defined under the Dietary Supplement Health and Education Act of 1994 as a product taken by the mouth that contains a dietary ingredient that is intended as a supplement to the diet. ...


Corporate information

Gold's Gym is privately owned. It was acquired by TRT Holdings in 2004 for approximately $154 million dollars. The current chief corporate officers include chairman Terrell T. Philen, president and CEO Gene LaMott, and CFO Randy Schultz. [4] Robert Rowling is the founder of TRT Holdings, which, itself, owns Omni Hotels and Golds Gym. ... For other uses of chair, see chair (disambiguation). ... Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States (1861-1865) The majority of this article is about heads of states. ... Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is the job of having the ultimate executive responsibility or authority within an organization or corporation. ... CFO is usually short for Chief Financial Officer, but may also mean: Carrier frequency offset Ceramic fiber optics Chief Fire Officer Chief of Flight Operations Conselho Federal de Odontologia (cfo. ...


Customer satisfaction

While it remains a popular health club, Gold's Gym has been approached by many members regarding contract wording and billing problems. Several websites endeavor to make such problems better known.[5][6][7]


Notes

  1. ^ Seeing Stars: Where the Stars Work Out. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  2. ^ Emery, Mike. Men's Bodybuilding: A Short History. January, 2003. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  3. ^ The cult of the gym: The new puritans. The Economist. December 19, 2002. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  4. ^ Gold's Gym and related industry info. Hoover's. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  5. ^ Customer complaints about Gold's Gym. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  6. ^ My3cents.com Gold's Gym reviews and reports. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.
  7. ^ Consumer Affairs.com Complaints about Gold's Gym. URL retrieved on January 9, 2007.

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References

External links

  • GymPost.com - find Gold's Gyms in the U.S. and Canada
  • Gold's Gym advertising campaign
  • Epinions Gold's Gym reviews - dozens of Gold's Gym reviews by users on epinions.com
  • GymPost.com - find Gold's Gyms in the U.S. and Canada
  • Think Corp. - Franchisee in Japan

 
 

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