"We're confident that our members and employees will continue to get the results they expect under Gold's Gym," said Peter Harvey, founder of Fitness First. "We think it's a natural fit and the transition will be seamless. Amy DiPasquale, COO of Fitness First, and I are grateful to all of our employees and loyal members over the years and believe this transition will allow for greater access to more clubs in the D.C. area."
About Gold's Gym
Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the most recognized gym chain in the world with more than 650 locations in 37 states and 28 countries. The iconic brand ranks in the top 15 percent of Entrepreneur magazine's 2011 "Franchise 500." Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit www.goldsgym.com, www.facebook.com/goldsgym or www.twitter.com/goldsgym.
About Fitness FirstFitness First ( www.fitnessfirstclubs.com) is the leading independently owned health club chain in the Washington Metropolitan Area, operating 18 clubs serving over 60,000 members in Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C. Fitness First was advised by Integrity Square LLC ( www.integritysq.com). SOURCE Gold's Gym