World Gym International is an American fitness center founded in 1976 by Joe Gold during the glory days of "Muscle Beach" in Venice Beach, California. Joe Gold is also the founder of Gold's Gym, another gym chain, which he sold in 1973. The gym was often frequented by celebrities and famous bodybuilders such as Arnold Schwarzenegger, Lou Ferrigno, Dave Draper and Franco Columbu.
In March 2021, World Gym said it had over 200 franchises across six continents. Owned by the Cammilleri family since 2009, their plans include further global expansion of the franchise network and the opening of regional flagship gyms.