Gold's Gym Appoints Chris Murphy as VP, Real Estate and Acquisitions

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DALLAS – Gold’s Gym, the world’s leading authority on health and fitness, today announced the appointment of Chris Murphy to Vice President, Real Estate and Acquisitions. In addition to managing the current Gold’s Gym real estate portfolio, Murphy will be tasked with executing the strategic vision for Gold’s Gym through acquisitions of existing health club operators, ground-up development, and new unit growth in existing and new markets.

As an associate with Gold’s Gym’s holding company TRT Holdings, Murphy has been active in mergers & acquisitions, portfolio company asset management, and management of the TRT real estate portfolio since 2011.

“Chris brings with him a wealth of knowledge and previous success in this field. I’m confident that he will be an integral part the continued growth and expansion of the Gold’s Gym brand and we welcome him to the leadership team,” said Jim Snow, president of Gold’s Gym.

Prior to joining TRT Holdings, Murphy held leadership positions with mortgage banking firm HFF in Dallas and Duke Realty in Chicago. Murphy is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame where he played on the Varsity Men’s Basketball team.

“I’m honored to be given the opportunity to put my skills to use in this new position,” said Murphy. “Gold’s Gym is a premiere name in the fitness space, and with a great leadership team in place and passionate franchisees and customers, this is an exciting time to be at the company.”

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About Gold’s Gym

Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold’s Gym is the largest full-service gym chain in the world with more than 650 locations in 35 states and 30 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 3 million members worldwide, Gold’s Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit or

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