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Gold’s Gym Turning 55!

To celebrate, we’re working out through the decades with custom, era-inspired workout playlists and more.

by goldsgym

In the summer of 1965, bodybuilder and former Merchant Marine Joe Gold founded Gold’s Gym in a cinder-block building in Venice Beach, California, with equipment he built himself.

55 years later, what began as a small gym at the beach has grown into a global phenomenon. Thanks to word of mouth, Pumping Iron, and an explosion in fitness culture, Gold’s Gym has grown into what it is today: the world’s most iconic fitness brand. Five and a half decades since the Mecca first opened, Gold’s Gym now has nearly 700 gyms in 29 countries around the globe.

We are going to be celebrating our 55th birthday all week long on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.  We have a few surprises up our sleeves so be sure to check back here throughout the week.  Help us celebrate by tagging us and using #Golds55!




Want to follow Gold’s Gym through the decades? We have playlists throughout the decades to get you pumped during your next workout.

60’s Workout Tunes

80’s Workout Tunes

2000’s Workout Tunes



Gold’s Gym has been defining the fitness industry since 1965. From its beginning as a small gym in Venice, California, Gold’s Gym has grown into a global icon with nearly 700 locations across 6 continents. Featuring state-of-the-art equipment, certified personal trainers, a diverse group exercise program and a supportive, motivating environment, Gold’s Gym delivers a dynamic fitness experience focused on strength and performance. More than a gym, Gold’s Gym combines coaching, community and more than 55 years of fitness expertise to help people around the world achieve their potential through fitness.

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