LARGO, Md., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, announced today that its independently owned and operated Largo, MD location was awarded Gold's Gym's 2014 Best New Gym of the Year Award. This coveted award is voted on by the brand's Awards Committee, which includes leadership from the Gold's Gym Franchise Association (GGFA), Gold's Gym executives, and domestic and international franchisee representatives.
The Largo club was selected for the esteemed award based on a variety of factors, including:
- Design of the club, featuring an open floor layout
- Its electric, yet welcoming atmosphere
- World-class amenities including a cardio cinema, group exercise classes, functional training, and classic free weights
- Community outreach efforts and partnerships
- High level of service
"We are truly honored by this recognition, especially knowing how many deserving, excellent facilities we were up against for the win," said Bruce Ebel, representative for the ownership group for Gold's Gym Largo. "This award means so much to my team and me, as we consistently strive to provide the ultimate, diverse Gold's experience for our customers."
Ebel shared that he chose the location of the new club, in Capital Centre, due to its proximity to the DC Beltway and Metro, diverse and dense population, great building space, ample parking and opportunities to partner with local business and community outreach. It has proven to be so successful in the community that Ebel was nominated as a finalist by The Prince George's Chamber of Commerce "Excellence in Business Awards" in the "Business Leader of the Year" category.
"We're proud to award this title to Bruce and his team," said Tim Hicks, senior vice president of franchising and international for Gold's Gym. "From the moment the location opened its doors, they have been making great strides to provide members with the premium service and experience that is synonymous with Gold's Gym. We're excited to welcome the location into our family and look forward to our longstanding presence in the community."
This year's Convention brought together club owners and vendors from nearly 700 gyms around the world. The Convention wrapped up with the annual Gold's Gym Awards Ceremony where 28 awards were given in a wide range of categories.
For more information regarding Gold's Gym, visit www.GoldsGym.com or call Gold's Gym Largo 301.333.GOLD(4653).
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 700 locations in 38 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.
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