World Gym to Open New Headquarters, Studio in Costa Mesa by End of 2019

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(Photo courtesy World Gym.) In late 2018, World Gym opened its first standalone World Gym Athletics small-group training studio in Chilliwack, British Columbia. Company executives expect the studio concept to be an integral part of the brand's growth in coming years.

By the year's end, Los Angeles-based World Gym International will move its global headquarters to Costa Mesa, California, where it is also opening a new World Gym Athletics studio and training center. The corporate-owned studio, located adjacent to the new management office, will become the flagship location for World Gym's new and expanding studio business.

World Gym announced this news in a Sept. 12 media release, while World Gym CEO Guy Cammilleri had previously confirmed the developments with Club Industry during a Sept. 9 podcast recording. (This podcast episode, also featuring COO Doug Katona, will be released on SoundCloud in mid-October.)

By December, World Gym Athletics Costa Mesa will open its 4,600-square-foot studio at 3185 Pullman St. where a team of coaches will lead more than 30 weekly classes that feature elements of mobility, treadmill, barbell, rowing, Olympic lifting and high-intensity interval training (HIIT) programming.

The studio will also include a recovery space, locker rooms, a retail store and customized nutrition program services. Founding member rates start at $159 per month.

The new headquarters, meanwhile, will be occupied by up to seven full-time employees and serve as the education and training center for all new franchisees for World Gym's full-service clubs and studios.

World Gym, founded by Joe Gold in 1976, currently claims over 200 full-service clubs across 20 countries. Last year, the company opened its first standalone World Gym Athletics small-group training studio in Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Cammilleri is projecting that the brand will grow to 500 locations by 2023—a mix of full-service clubs and studios.

In other news, World Gym held its annual franchise convention in Las Vegas from Sept. 4-7.

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