2020 Franchise Awards

Criteria/Submission Requirements

  • Submission forms must be submitted as a typed Word document – no other format will be accepted.  
  • Submission form should be included with every submission.  
  • Nomination File should be labeled: Award Name, Gym Name, Gym Number, Gym Phone Number Name, and Address (Example: Best Improved Gym, Venice, 0498, 999-999-9999, Franchisee Name, 360 Hampton Dr, Venice, CA 90291).  
  • Photos must be submitted in JPEG format – no other format will be accepted.    
  • Photos are required for every submission. Please include a minimum of 3 maximum of 5 per entry. (Rule excludes Best Improved Gym and Best New Gym – See Best Improved and Best New entry forms for specific instructions.) If entry is missing photos or exceeds the acceptable amount the submission will be returned and not accepted until corrected.  
  • No videos will be accepted or viewed by the judges. 
  • If any part of your submission form is left blank or is not attached, your nomination will be deemed “incomplete” and will not be submitted to the judges for voting until completed.  
  • All submissions must be in English or provide an English translation. 
  • All construction, events, programming, etc. must occur in the 12-month period from January 1st, 2019 through December 31st, 2019 
  • Please submit your completed submission form and your required photos to Shelvie Yarbrough at shelvie.yarbrough@goldsgym.com no later than 12 pm CST, MondayFebruary 24th, 2020 If you have any questions, please reach out to your FBC or District Manager.  
  • There will be absolutely no late nominations accepted after 12 pm CST on MondayFebruary 24th, 2020. 

 

Awards Categories

Best Community Engagement – Winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International), and 1 Corporate Gym.

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • This award will be presented to the Gym/Gyms that have done an exceptional job in giving back to the community and/or being engaged with the community.
  • The judging committee will review each nomination to determine the program “reach” as they promoted a healthy lifestyle through community service.
  • Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5 photos required.
Best GGX Programming – Winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International), and 1 Corporate Gym.

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • This award will be presented to the Franchisee/gym that provides exceptional service and performance when it comes to Group Exercise.
  • This award is site specific — if you have more than one gym, you will submit for the single location that does the best job with Group Exercise.
  • Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5 photos required.
Best Improved Gym – Winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International)

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • Improvement is defined as a gym that has been remodeled, redesigned, re-outfitted or all the above.
  • A gym must have been open for at least 5 years prior to December 31st, 2018.
  • The judging committee will review the choices in layout, equipment selection, interior and exterior branding, overall look and feel, and how your club and equipment decisions support your strategy for success and reflect a commitment to the brand.
  • Required Photos/Images: 6 Photos required to this category
    • 3 Before Images
    • 3 After Images
Best Marketing Campaign – winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International)

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • This award will be presented to the Franchisee that has done an exceptional job in a single marketing period of 90 days or less.
  • The judging committee will weigh the costs, results and brand support of the program to determine a winner.
  • Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5 photos required.
Best New Gym – winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International)

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • A new (first time in system) or relocated (open gym that moved to a new location) gym. This award is based on the physical club and equipment only and would include interior and exterior branding.
  • The awards selection committee will review the choices in layout, equipment selection, branding, overall look and feel and how your club and equipment decisions support your strategy for success and reflect a commitment to the brand.
  • Required Photos/Images: 6 Photos Required
    • Front entrance – 1 picture only
    • Exterior – 1 picture only
    • Interior – 3 pictures only
    • Copy of architectural drawing/floor plan/layout with all rooms labeled legibly
Best Personal Training Programming – Winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International), and 1 Corporate Gym

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • This Award will be presented to the Franchisee/gym that provides exceptional service and performance when it comes to Personal Training.
  • This award is site specific —if you have more than one gym, you will submit for the single location that does the best job with Personal Training.
  • We will review your statistics; variety of PT programming and package offers. We are looking for a program that exemplifies exceptional services.
  • Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5 photos required.
Legacy Award – winners include 1 Franchisee (North America), 1 Franchisee (International)

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  • This award chronicles a personal story or challenge of any Gold’s Gym employee (North America or International) that may have had to overcome a personal challenge and how their legacy story inspires others to improve their lives.
  • If you have a story of an employee that has a great legacy story or has overcome a life changing event(s), tell their story.
  • Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5 photos required.
Most Inspirational Member – Both Franchise and Corporate eligible to nominate a Most Inspirational Member. 1 overall winner will be selected

(Download Nomination Form and Submission Form)

  • This award chronicles a personal story or challenge of a Gold’s Gym member that they have had to overcome and how their story inspires others to improve their lives.
  • Winner MUST be available to fly to Las Vegas to attend Convention during the following dates: Arrival in Las Vegas on Monday, August 5th, 2019; departure from Las Vegas on Friday August 9th, 2019.
  • Nominee MUST be independent and cannot have existing promotional partnerships, sponsorships, or agency relationships in place at the time of nomination and/or subsequent win.
  • Minimum of 3, Maximum of 5 photos required.

Past Winners

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