THE GOLD'S GYM LEGACY
Perhaps the most famous original member was Arnold Schwarzenegger who helped lead the bodybuilding movement into the ‘70s with Gold’s Gym at the forefront. Quickly, the now iconic yellow Gold’s Gym T-shirts were everywhere, signifying those who wore it were part of something bigger.
In 1977, Gold’s Gym hosted the Mr. America contest and that same year the movie Pumping Iron came out, featuring Schwarzenegger and his friends training for the Mr. Universe and Mr. Olympia contests. The movie was a hit and vaulted Schwarzenegger – and Gold’s Gym – to another level of celebrity.
A NEW ERA
By 1980, Gold’s Gym ownership had changed hands a few times, landing with Pete Grymkowski, Tim Kimber and Ed Connors. The trio, nicknamed “The Three Horsemen,” set about spreading the core message of the brand to the nation. By 1981, many independent health clubs across the country were converting to Gold’s Gyms and the brand went international in 1985, opening in Canada. By 1993, there were 1 million members and in 1996 came expansion to Europe and Asia.
THE LEGACY CONTINUES
In November 2022, Gold’s Gym Aha was acquired by AL SHUAIL GROUP, one of the largest companies in Abha region – To Continue the legacy & develop it.