Like many people around the West Georgia area, you’ve probably driven by a Gold’s Gym or two on your way into or from work and thought, “I wonder what that place is like? I should stop in one day and see what it’s all about in there. Maybe I will like it!” But then, you notice the big strong Gold’s Gym “muscle man” that is the face of the Gold’s Gym Business and your previous interest quickly turns to you saying, “Actually, I bet it’s probably full of muscle head guys throwing weights, trainers screaming at people and machines I will never understand. What was I thinking?! I don’t belong in a place like that!”
Shoot. I don’t blame you! Who would want to be part of a place like that? Thankfully, you’re in luck! The Gold’s Gyms of West Georgia are as far away from that stereotype as possible! Read below to get a REAL idea as to what the place you drive by each day is “really all about” and why you are bound to find one that is the PERFECT fit for you!
1. There are 3 of them!
If you live West of Atlanta or even right around the metro Atlanta area, there is a Golds’ Gym of West Ga that is waiting for you! With Gold’s Gym on Hospital Drive and Gold’s Gym on Chapel Hill Road both being located in Douglasville, Ga, you are guaranteed to stumble upon the perfect gym for yourself and your family! For those of you who don’t live around the Bremen/Carrollton/Douglasville/Hiram areas, don’t count yourselves out just yet! The Gold’s Gym of West Cobb is located on East-West Connector! Perfectly located for all of you Atlanta/Cobb natives who need a gym to call home! I almost forgot; by purchasing a GG of West Ga membership you then have access to ALL 3 GYMS and could enjoy each one!
2. We have the BEST gym staff around!
In 2000 we were voted #1 World-Wide in customer service and for good reason! From the moment you walk in the front door, you are greeted with a smile by one of our upbeat and enthusiastic Front Desk Representatives, whom are either welcoming you back or offering up their services on how they can best assist you. Don’t know how to use some of the equipment? Our Circuit Trainers and Certified Personal Trainers are incredibly knowledgeable and would love to make sure you feel confident and comfortable when using our free weights and machines!
3. Age aint nothin’ but a number!
This is one of my favorites. The Gold’s Gyms of West Georgia are user friendly for all ages! If you have children, have no fear! Our Chapel Hill Rd and West Cobb locations offer Kidz Club for kids 6 months-12 years old! So while mom or dad is getting their work out on, they can take their time and feel confident knowing their kids are in good hands! Think you’re “too old” to start a health and fitness regimen? Think again! We offer Silver Sneakers Group Fitness classes that are ideal for the senior group. And let me tell ya, those men and women are always having so much fun together!
4. The Gold’s Gyms of West Georgia are family-owned and operated!
Why does that matter? Well, I’ll give you a quick history lesson to explain: In December of 1984, our owner Gordon Johnson, along with his wife Shirley, built their first gym in Douglasville on Hospital Drive and called it the “Douglasville Health and Athletic Club”. In 1998, Gordon made the decision to become part of the Gold’s Gym Franchise and so the Douglasville Health and Athletic Club on Hospital Drive became known from that point on as Gold’s Gym! Shortly after that, Gordon decided he would open another gym in Douglasville and a third in West Cobb!
A few short years later, Gordon’s children decided they wanted to be part of the business with their mom and dad. So, that’s what they did! His oldest son Skip is now the V.P. of Operations over the 3 gyms, his youngest son Scott is VP of Finance and Facilities, while his daughter Kathy is over the gyms HR departments!
Gordon Johnson has spent the past 31 years dedicating his life’s work to developing a completely different gym experience than what most are familiar with. When asked what sparked his interest in the health club business, he responded with, “I found that I liked the people who were attracted to a better life and the employees who were attracted to the business. There was a sense of purpose in making people’s lives better and enjoying the people who had that interest as well.”
The Johnson family has worked tirelessly to make a genuine effort in developing a gym environment that makes you feel as if you are just as much a part of the family business as they are and not just a barcode number. For years they have been positively improving their reputation and feel thanks to their gym family’s suggestions and feedback. After all, what’s a family If not a group of people that listen and learn from one another?
We want YOU to be the newest member of our Gold’s Gym family!