Gold’s Gym bankruptcy in the US won’t impact its centres in India
Gymfiled for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic hit the US economy.
- The 55-year old company is now looking to pursue restructuring for its 700 centres across the world.
- Karan Valecha, director and co-founder Gold’s Gym India, said that being a master franchise its business remains separate from the global chain.
AdvertisementOne of the most popular chains for gyms in the world – Gold’s Gym. The company filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Monday, as the coronavirus pandemic hit the US economy. The 55-year old company is now looking to pursue restructuring for its 700 centres across the world.
However, its India business remains safe and will have no impact from the financial restructuring of the parent company. Karan Valecha, director and co-founder Gold’s Gym India, said that being a master franchise its business remains separate from the global chain.
“I would like to personally reassure you that this absolutely does not have any impact on Gold’s Gym India as a Master Franchise and we are committed to giving you the best
Due to the coronavirus lockdown, the gym’s centres in India too have been shut since mid March. But, Valecha is confident of their return post lockdown.
“As Gold’s Gym India, we are sure that even after a global pandemic like COVID-19 we will emerge stronger than before. We eagerly await an advisory from our local governments to end the lockdown and reopen our clubs,” he said.
Globally, Gold’s Gym shut down 30 centres. However, President and COO Adam Zeitsiff said that the company is definitely not going out of business and it does not have an impact on their ability to continue supporting their franchise partners around the world.
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