LOS ANGELES, CA—May 4, 2021—World Gym International, the iconic global fitness brand, has appointed Jared Deptula as its Franchise Business Coach. As World Gym’s Franchise Business Coach, Deptula will help both new and existing franchisees improve all areas of their business to achieve significant growth and profitability and therefore value creation.
“It’s an honor to come and work with the team at World Gym: it’s an iconic brand that helped to create the modern fitness industry,” said Jared Deptula. “I am excited to be able to share my years of experience with the World Gym network and help support our growth and profitability, especially at the local franchisee gym level.”
Prior to joining World Gym, Jared was the General Manager of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, NY, one of the largest and most successful fitness centers in the world. He was directly responsible for the successful operation of the 150,000 square foot, multi-purpose sports and fitness complex which was located in a highly competitive marketplace. In his 20 years with Chelsea Piers, he served as a Financial Analyst, Controller, Operations Manager, and eventually Vice President and General Manager. He recently spent a short term as a Senior General Manager and Client Relationship Manager at Jones Lang Lasalle where he managed over 50 million square feet of commercial industrial properties nationwide and won the National Client Service Excellence Award in his first year. Jared holds a M.S. degree in Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a B.S. degree in Sports Management from James Madison University.
Jarrod Saracco, Chief Operations Officer, added, “We’re relentlessly dedicated to helping our franchisees build a better business and provide them with better support and resources than ever before. Adding a world class industry expert like Jared solidifies our commitment to our franchisees’ success.”
Deptula will help franchisees grow new hybrid revenue opportunities for the gym, like World Gym Anywhere, an on-demand fitness training platform featuring workouts and training sessions from the best World Gym coaches, trainers, and instructors from all over the globe. It is also home of exclusive on-demand workouts by Celebrity Trainer Gunnar Peterson. Through an innovative partnership with Les Mills, World Gym Anywhere members also have access to a special library of Les Mills’ most popular workouts including BODYPUMP, BODYCOMBAT, LES MILLS GRIT and more.
As part of coaching franchisees, Deptula will help gyms implement World Gym University, an exclusive online training portal for franchise owners, gym managers, trainers, and staff. World Gym University includes training on a wide range of gym operations and marketing topics. Through World Gym University, personal trainers also have access to unlimited, free continuing education credits to maintain their certifications.
Deptula joins a growing team of professionals on the Operations side of WGI, who are committed to ensuring the success of the franchise network.
The appointment of Jared Deptula follows the launch of the All-New World Gym Athletics, a complete health and fitness training solution built for the everyday athlete, and new partner relationships with Life Fitness and Champions + Legends.
For more information on World Gym International, or to open your own World Gym, visit worldgymfranchising.com.
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 enthusiasts around the globe. With its headquarters located in Southern California, World Gym currently has over 230 locations on 6 continents. To learn more about World Gym and franchise opportunities with this storied brand, please visit worldgymfranchising.com.