Undated group photo at Gold39s Gym Santa Monica California from the Gold39s Gym photo archives Photo courtesy Gold39s Gym

Undated group photo at Gold's Gym Santa Monica, California from the Gold's Gym photo archives. (Photo courtesy Gold's Gym.)

Gold's Gym Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Red Carpet Event, Fitness Initiatives

Gold's Gym started as a single club in Venice Beach, California, in 1965 and has grown to 700 locations worldwide.

Joe Gold started the Gold's Gym brand with the goal of improving the bodybuilding community, and he did so in a concrete building on what was an abandoned parking lot in Venice Beach, California.

That was 50 years ago.

From that foundation, Gold's Gym, now based in Irving, Texas, has grown to serve more than 3 million members in 38 states and 22 countries. Gold's Gym is celebrating its milestone anniversary this year with a red carpet event in the fall and fitness init

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