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World Gym International, the iconic brand for bodybuilding, has partnered with bodybuilding legend Lou Ferrigno and become the title sponsor for the premiere NPC/IFBB FERRIGNO LEGACY Fitness and Bodybuilding Festival. The event will be held in Santa Barbara, CA on November 28-29, 2014.
“We are thrilled to be the title sponsor for this one-of-a kind event,” said Joyce J. Cammilleri, Owner and Chair of World Gym International. “Lou has been an inspiration, not only to the World Gym International family, but to the world of bodybuilding as a whole. His indomitable presence is an integral part of our brand’s history. It is an honor for us to support the expansion of his legacy.”
In his early 20’s, Lou Ferrigno achieved bodybuilding icon status when he won IFBB Mr. America and two IFBB Mr. Universe titles back-to-back. As an actor, he became a household name while starring in the seminal superhero show - The Incredible Hulk - and has since appeared in numerous films and television shows.
World Gym has created apparel designs that are exclusive to the FERRIGNO LEGACY event. The men’s and women’s tops are now available for pre-order on the FERRIGNO LEGACY website at FerrignoLegacy.com/register.
About World Gym International
The iconic World Gym brand was founded in 1976 by Joe Gold during the glory days of “Muscle Beach” in Santa Monica, CA when serious fitness collided with the world of Hollywood celebrities. Since then, World Gym has evolved into an internationally recognized brand that has captured the imagination of fitness enthusiasts around the globe. Focused on the mantra “Seriously Fun Fitness”, World Gym is dedicated to creating a network of ultimate workout destinations across the globe. With its headquarters located in sunny southern California, World Gym currently has over 200 franchised locations in 15 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Cayman Islands, Guatemala, India, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Taiwan and the United States. To learn more about World Gym and franchise opportunities with this storied brand, please visit worldgym.com.
About Ferrigno Legacy
The FERRIGNO LEGACY is a partnership of the Ferrigno Family and Chris Minnes, which was formed to promote premier fitness competitions, including bikini, bodybuilding, fitness, physique and figure competitions. More information is available at FerrignoLegacy.com.
Lou Ferrigno is 1973’s Mr. Universe, co-star of the classic documentary Pumping Iron, the original Incredible Hulk and has played in countless movies and television shows. Lou Ferrigno is co-founder of the Ferrigno Legacy with his son, Lou Ferrigno Jr. and Tahoe Show promoter, Chris Minnes.