Gold's Gym

Initial Investment

LOW: $2,218,250
HIGH: $5,000,500

Change in Units

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

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

1980 (36 Years)

Corporate Address

4001 Maple Ave., #200 Dallas, TX 75219


Brandon Bean

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$2,218,250 - $5,000,500

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

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

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 Onsite: 2 weeks

Training at headquarters: 3 days

Additional Training: Advanced training & staffing training

Ongoing Support
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
National Media

Absentee Ownership Allowed

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Updated: September 16th, 2016

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