Gold's Gym Throws A "Hail Mary" To Locked Out Pro Football Refs

To Help End the Lockout, Gold's Gym Calls an Audible to Beef Up Referees' Benefits with Free One-Year Memberships

Sep 25, 2012, 19:41 ET from Gold's Gym

DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Unless you've been hiding under the bleachers, you've by now heard and seen the news about controversial rulings on the field and blown calls made by the replacement officials who are stepping in during the ongoing referee lockout.  With last night's "missed call heard around the world" during the match-up between Green Bay and Seattle, the rally cry to end the lockout can be heard throughout stadiums nationwide.

In an effort to settle this dispute and get the original referees off the bench and back on the playing field, Gold's Gym is offering to boost the benefits package the NFL is offering them with free one-year memberships that can be used at any Gold's Gym location nationwide.

"To prevent future fumbles and questionable calls, we're jumping in to help tackle the referees' current contract negotiations by offering them free one-year memberships, in an effort to entice the referees and the league to 'work it out,'" said David Reiseman vice president of Communications for Gold's Gym International. "After last night's football fiasco, we feel that it's time to take a 'time-out' and right this personal foul to the sport."

Additionally, Gold's Gym is also inviting the nation to work out their frustrations over the replacement officials with a free seven-day VIP pass to their local Gold's Gym –available for download at Consumers can also sound off with their comments on this controversy in our latest poll at

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Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the largest full service gym chain in the world with more than 700 locations in 37 states and 28 countries. Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With nearly 3.5 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit, or Consumers can also see the inspiring member success stories from the new Gold's Gym "Stronger Than" campaign at


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