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Initial Investment

LOW: $1,033,000
HIGH: $3,973,000

Change in Units

-1.8% -13 UNITS (1 Year)
+6.8% +48 UNITS (3 Years)

Promoted Opportunities

Company Profile

Founded

1965

Franchising Since

1980 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

4001 Maple Ave., #200 Dallas, TX 75219

CEO

Aaron Watkins

About Gold's Gym

Bodybuilders training outside on Muscle Beach were the first customers for the original Gold's Gym when it opened in Venice, California, in 1965. 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. In addition to running the health club facilities, franchisees sell Gold's Gym licensed apparel through their Pro Shops.

Financials

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$1,033,000 - $3,973,000

Net-worth Requirement

$500,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$300,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$40,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

2%

Financing Options

Gold's Gym has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
equipment

Veteran Incentives


20% off franchise fee

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 63

Lowest Rank: 210

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training at headquarters: 1 week

Additional Training: Advanced training & staffing training

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: December 31st, 2015

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