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2017 Gold’s Gym Challenge National Winners

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The annual Gold’s Gym Challenge is a 12-week full-body transformation competition. This year we awarded over $100,000 in cash prizes to the 30 top Challenge participants from around the country.

The national cash prizes were awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place male and female finishers in five adult age categories to recognize that people can improve their health and fitness at any point in their lives. Participants shared their success stories at the local level, with finalists advancing to the national level. Winners, including two overall winners, were selected by a national panel of experts who reviewed criteria such as overall fitness goals achieved, total weight lost, muscle tone, personal testimonials and physical transformations.

The 2017 Gold’s Gym Challenge National Winners are:


Monica L., Northwest (30-39)
Jude J., Gwinnett (30-39)


Age Category 18-29
1st Place – Cayleigh W., San Antonio
2nd Place – Chelsea M., Colorado Springs
3rd Place – Ruby Ann F., SoCal

Age Category 30-39 
1st Place – Monica L., Northwest
2nd Place – Jessica V., Newburgh
3rd Place – Danielle B., SoCal

Age Category 40-49
1st Place – Amanda A., SoCal
2nd Place – Kim B., Destin
3rd Place – Sheri S., Chesterfield

Age Category 50-59
1st Place – Susan P., Northwest
2nd Place – Charlene B., RVA
3rd Place – Anne K., Tampa

Age Category 60+
1st Place – Gail H., Brassfield
2nd Place – Tinnie S., SoCal
3rd Place – Velma G., Newburgh


Age Category 18-29
1st Place – Marvin S., San Antonio
2nd Place – Ethan M., Twin Falls
3rd Place – Damon A., College Station

Age Category 30-39 
1st Place – Jude J., Gwinnett
2nd Place – Mario P., San Antonio
3rd Place – Ryan F., Fairfax Station

Age Category 40-49
1st Place – Elmer B., Gwinnett
2nd Place – Brandon F., Pelham
3rd Place – Carmine G., Bridgewater

Age Category 50-59
1st Place – Dan A., Cheyenne
2nd Place – Tercelino T., Newburgh
3rd Place – Kevin B., Carmel

Age Category 60+
1st Place – Pete A., Longmont
2nd Place – Michael R., Newburgh
3rd Place – Roger M., Woodinville

This year we also introduced a motivational social media component to the Challenge, awarding cash prizes to one male and one female who best documented their 12-week journey on social media using #ggchallenge2017 and #contest. Winners were selected based on how well they shared their progress, inspiration, results and the support the participant received during the Challenge.


Male – Mo M., San Antonio Legacy Trails
Female – Laura B., Twin Falls

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the 2017 Gold’s Gym Challenge! We wish you continued success on your fitness journey.

For the full list of the 2017 Gold’s Gym Challenge National Winners click HERE.

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What started out in 1965 as a small gym in Venice Beach, California has since become the most well-known and traditional fitness company in the world – Gold’s Gym. Over the last 55 years, Gold’s Gym has developed into a global brand with over 600 locations spanning 6 continents. Bodybuilding greats such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno and Franco Columbu worked out at the original Gold’s Gym, which went on to become the most legendary gym in the world. In the fitness industry, the brand enjoys cult status and universal appeal with 96% aided brand awareness. In 2020, the RSG Group acquired Gold’s Gym and integrated the brand into its portfolio, making it the global leader in the fitness sector.

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