Gold's Gym

Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym, an American chain of co-ed fitness centers, provides clients with a variety of cardio and strength training equipment. Also known for its group exercise programs, the gym features classes ranging from yoga and pilates to intense cardio workouts. Today the company spans more than 700 locations throughout the United States and around the globe. It has also tried to take advantage of new market trends as it offers a virtual personal trainer via app.

Hours and Locations

Typically most of the Gold’s Gym locations open  at 5:00am and close at 11:00pm Monday through Friday. Saturday and Sunday feature shortened hours and usually run  from 7:00am to 7:00pm. Even though most of the units operate by this schedule it is always best to research the closest location to you before heading for a workout. It is also a good idea to keep in mind regular operating hours may change in relation to holidays like New Year's day, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Good Friday and Black Friday. is often used by people who are trying to find out if “there is a Gold’s Gym near me, that’s open today”.

Our gym locator will help you find both the location and hours of operation of any store. With over 700  locations spread throughout North America, it can be challenging to find a gym if you aren’t in the right part of the state you are in. However, if you are visiting either California, Florida, or Texas though it should be fairly easy to find a Gold’s.

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Gold’s Gym

In today’s society, nearly 79% of the population have either went to a gym in the past year or thought about signing up for one. Gold’s Gym is a popular option among experienced  gym members. For those who are not as familiar with the chain, here for 5 facts below to get you started:

  1. The founder, Joe Gold, was a former bodybuilder and US Marine.
  2. The first gym featured equipment that was handmade by the owner himself.
  3. It originally only cost $60 a year to join the gym.
  4. During the 1970s, the company would sponsor bodybuilding contests,that featured bodybuilders riding atop bull elephants.
  5. The company created a movie known as “Pumping Iron” that depicted the life of bodybuilders.

Products & Services

Gold’s Gym is a large player in the fitness chain industry, providing a versatile workout facility with several specialized programs. Their group exercise programs include such things as Zumba, yoga, group cycling, mixed martial arts, muscle endurance training, and Pilates. Most fitness centers alo offer services in the areas of strength training/cardio, diet and nutrition, celebrity training, sports training, senior fitness and youth fitness.

A Brief History

Gold’s Gym was founded in 1965 by none other than bodybuilder and ex-Marine, Joe Gold.The original facility featured homemade equipment and had a popular following of bodybuilders, including the likes of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dave Draper. The company changed hands several time before landing in the hands of Ken Sprague, who be the person to lead the company into the successful chain it was today. By 1975 Sprague began sponsoring bodybuilding contests at the establishment and produced a movie called “Pumping Iron”. The film depicted the gym and brought attention to bodybuilding and the physique culture of the time.

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