“We are tremendously pleased about our overall growth and being the first international fitness franchises to set up shop in Pakistan and Vietnam,” stated Joyce J. Cammilleri, Chair of World Gym International. “The World Gym brand continues to prove its appeal on a global level with each new market that we enter. Our development partners are doing a tremendous job finding the ideal franchisees who can deliver the high quality fitness experience that today’s savvy gym enthusiasts demand.”
Development Partner Jim Teatum led the project in Islamabad, Pakistan. This new location in the capital, which opened in July 2014, is the first international fitness franchise to open its doors in the country. Teatum is also acting advisor for the new facility being built in Egypt. Set in a city on the outskirts of Cairo called 6th of October City, the gym is scheduled to open in Summer 2015.
World Gym Duelken in Viersen, Germany is being converted under the guidance of Gentil Dossche, the Development Partner for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Belgium. This conversion, which will be the first World Gym in Germany, will be completed sometime in Fall 2014.
Franchisees Tran Tien, Man Hung Nguyen, Henry and Stella Lam are constructing a brand new facility in Ho Chi Minh City in Saigon, Vietnam. With its planned opening for the end of 2014, their gym will be Vietnam’s first international fitness franchise. The Lams, who own and operate a World Gym location in Vineland, NJ, are also in the midst of building a new gym and converting two additional gyms on the East Coast under the World Gym banner by the end of the year.
About World Gym International
The iconic World Gym brand was founded in 1976 by Joe Gold during the glory days of “Muscle Beach” in Santa Monica, CA when serious fitness collided with the world of Hollywood celebrities. Since then, World Gym has evolved into an internationally recognized brand that has captured the imagination of fitness enthusiasts around the globe. World Gym is dedicated to creating a network of ultimate workout destinations across the globe. With its headquarters located in sunny southern California, World Gym currently has over 200 franchised locations in 18 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, Egypt, El Salvador, Cayman Islands, Germany, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam and the United States.
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