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Gold's Gym Company History Timeline

1965
Since earning itself a cult following way back in 1965 as a tiny studio in Venice, California - created by former bodybuilder and US Marine, Joe Gold as a place for him and his friends to train - it s a name that nearly everyone knows, world-over.
1969
America, 1969 The big gym at the time in Southern California was Vince s Gym which was over in Studio City and that was because Larry Scott trained there.
Sprague had been training at Golds since 1969 and as owner he would oversee its first expansion.
1970
In 1970, Joe Gold sold the gym for 50,000 and became a merchant marine.
1972
Without a doubt he should ve beaten Arnold at the 1972 IFBB Mr.
In 1972, Stay Hungry, a novel by Charles Gaines set at a gym in the South, was nominated for a National Book Award and snapped up by a Hollywood producer.
1973
America, 1973 What made Gold s Gym Gold s Gym Joe Gold.
In 1973, Ric Drasin created a new logo for Gold s Gym on the back of a napkin.
1974
World, 1974 Joe Weider had the product and magazines to promote us.
Published in 1974, Pumping Iron was a New York Times best seller and made bodybuilding chic.
In 1974, freelance photographer George Butler and his partner, novelist Charles Gaines, called Sprague about the possibility of filming some of the bodybuilders in California.
1975
The next year, as Schwarzenegger, Columbu, and others trained at Gold s for the 1975 Mr.
By 1975, Sprague had cemented Gold s position as THE place to train for bodybuilders.
The movie itself was shot over the course of a month and detailed the epic bodybuilding battle between Arnold and Lou Ferrigno for the 1975 Mr.
1977
World, 1977 Ken Sprague told me that these two guys Bob Fischer and Denny Malloy wanted to buy it, but whoever gets him the money first gets the gym.
The publication of Jim Fixx s 1977 best-seller The Complete Book of Running heralded the jogging marathoning boom, while the first issue of Yoga Journal two years earlier announced yoga s swelling presence in the West.
In 1977 Pumping Iron finally hit US scenes and although fewer than one million Americans ended up seeing it that year, a buzz had been created.
1978
In 1978, Ken Sprague found out that his wife was dying.
1981
Connors appears to have had a keen eye for the fitness industry, opening up the first group fitness class in Golds in 1981, about a decade before such movements became popular.
1982
Or perhaps in 1982, when Jane Fonda donned Spandex and leggings and released the first of her best-selling workout videos.
1985
In 1985 the gym went international, opening up its first branch in Canada to the joy of Canadian lifters everywhere.
1990
Until passage of the Anabolic Steroids Control Act of 1990, steroids were not classified as a controlled substance.
1993
By 1993 the gym franchises had over one million members and Gold s trainers were often presented as experts in the field appearing in local and regional magazines with the latest fitness tips.
1996
In 1996, chains were opened in Europe and Asia, including Moscow.
1999
Gold s itself grew to a chain of 534 gyms before the business was sold in 1999 to a private equity firm for a reported 60 million.
2004
In 2004, Gold s was bought by TRT Holdings for over 150 million.
In 2004, the company created its own Gold s Gym Fitness Institute to serve as a think tank on critical health and fitness issues.
2009
In 2009, Gold s released a Cardio workout on the Nintendo Wii.
2016
But this transformation was properly put into motion when the company promoted former Chairman, Brandon Bean, as its new CEO in 2016.
2019
The brand's noteworthy expansion highlights from 2019 include.
Also throughout 2019, Gold's Gym worked to consolidate and optimize brand ownership through franchisee acquisition of company-owned clubs.
2020
Inside Bodybuilding 2020 Terms Conditions Privacy Policy Covid-19.
Iconic fitness brand heads into 2020 following milestone year of expansion both internationally and domestically.
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