Gold’s Gym is looking for franchisees in Tacoma. A recent press release across my desk (which led to a recent blog item on the subject) said Gold’s Gym "announces development plans for Tacoma." However, after a quick conversation with the senior vice president of franchising, Keith Albright, in Dallas, it turns out that the company isn’t actually announcing specific plans.
"Tacoma is a market we identified late last year," Albright told me earlier today. "We identified 20 or so markets across the country we thought were high priority targets. We’re endeavoring to move into the Tacoma area." Hence the pitch for franchisees.
Gold’s has around 30 gyms in Washington, Albright said. Surprisingly. there are also five in Cairo, Egypt; 11 in Lima, Peru; and others in India, Indonesia, Russia, Poland and other countries.
Albright promised to call when actual development plans are due to be announced.
Once the gym is ready to open, here’s what it might look like: