World Gym was founded in 1976 by industry veteran, Joe Gold, and together with the 7-time Mr. Universe champion, Arnold Schwarzenegger. They launched the first World Gym club in Venice Beach, California!
Catching numerous enthusiasts’ eyes, Joe Gold decided to expand more gyms in other areas. He invited Mike Uretz (World Gym former president and CEO) to help him achieve their goal of expansion. Since that time, World Gym has evolved into an internationally recognized brand.
In 2001, World Gym was launched in Taiwan, and has been increasing dramatically from a singl club to become the largest fitness franchise with 36 clubs by 2014.
Thus, World Gym Taiwan has become the first nationwide, international fitness chain in Taiwan.
World Gym Taiwan is bringing the modern fitness style to every corner of Taiwan, creating a healthier and more professional workout environment for everybody.
Arnold Schwarzenegger &
Joe Gold and other Founders