Lets Travel back to a time when American bodybuilding was at the beginning stages of a global revolution. In early 1983 George Jackson met Pete Grymkowski, Ed Connors and Tim Kimber through his employers at the time-KPMG KPMG International - KPMG Global (the world's largest accounting firm).
By 1985 George Quit the firm And was hired by Pete and Paul Grymkowski as CFO of Golds Gym international, from 1985-1988 George helped take the Golds Gym brand from 60 locations to 270 locations, While simultaneously Teaming up with BodyBuilding Champion Rick Stephenson to purchase a failed Golds Gym in San Diego CA, which happened to be one of the original three GG licensed locations.
George resigned from GG in 1988 to pursue building his own legacy. By 1992 Rick And George moved around the corner to the newly purchased 2949 Garnet Ave San Diego, CA.
In 2012 George and Rick met Jacob and Mark (new WG franchisees) at the World Gym international convention in Las Vegas. Their rebellious personalities instantly connected. Over the years they continued to work together to help grow their locations.
In early 17' WG decided to run the same corporate control playbook that GG did in 98' (8%-10% gross revenue). A meeting was instantly set with the guys regarding rebranding. After months of debating and trademark preparations Every one agreed That any community would identify with the TG Brand and culture. In 2018 the four clubs rebranded and had instant success, Fast forward to 2023 THE GYM SD is THE pinnacle of the bodybuilding industry, referred to by many as THE MECCA!. We are on track to break 25 locations by end of 2024!