World Gym Expands with Two New Locations in Ontario, Canada

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World Gym International, the iconic brand for bodybuilding and seriously fun fitness, has announced the opening of two World Gym locations (London and Hamilton) in the province of Ontario. Both conversions were led by Wes Hodgson, the World Gym Gateway Partner for Canada.

Owner Ziad Jaber successfully converted his London, Ontario gym last month. The 80,000 sq. ft. facility is the largest gym in the area and is open 24-hours, seven days a week. It also boasts a half-court basketball court, an indoor pool, a cardio theater, and much more. Members can also enjoy services such as Nutrition/Weight Loss Counseling, Personal Training, Tanning, Group Exercise Classes as well as a Kid’s Club and Kid’s Fitness programs.

Owned and operated by Murray Middlemost, the 20,000 sq. ft. gym in Hamilton features a robust offering of group exercise classes including Boot Camp, Boxing, Cross Fit, Pilates, Spin/Group Cycling, and Yoga. Member amenities offered by the club include Child Care, Physical Therapy, Personal Training, a Pro Shop, Nutrition/Weight Loss Counseling and Massage. The club operates from 7:00 AM till 6:00 PM on Saturday – Sunday and from 5:00 AM till 11:00 PM on Monday – Thursday. On Fridays, the club is open from 5:00 AM till 10:00 PM.

“We are being met with great enthusiasm for the World Gym brand in the Canadian market,” says Guy Cammilleri, Managing Director of World Gym International. “The fitness market in Canada shows considerable potential for expansion and the London and Hamilton gym openings mark the start of an exciting period in our company’s history.”

“The World Gym brand is globally renowned for representing true fitness excellence,” said Ziad Jaber, Owner of the London gym. “My team and I are tremendously pleased to be part of the World Gym family.”

“While working with the World Gym management team on the renovations, I was able to experience the level of support they provide,” said Murray Middlemost,

Owner/Operator of the Hamilton gym. “I knew then that I had made the correct decision to become a World Gym franchisee.”


4465 Wellington Rd. S.
London, Ontario N6E 2Z8
PH: 226-289-4653

1685 Main St. W
Hamilton, Ontario L8S 1G5
PH: 905-577-0626

For more information on World Gym, please visit

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 lovers around the globe. Focused on the mantra “Seriously Fun Fitness”, World Gym is dedicated to creating the ultimate workout destinations across the globe. With its headquarters located in sunny southern California, World Gym currently has over 180 franchised locations in 14 countries, including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, India, 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

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