Gold’s Gym UAE wins international laurels

Al Ahli Holding Group’s Gold’s Gym UAE won the prestigious President’s Award for exemplary performance at the annual Gold’s Gym International convention 2015


Dubai, UAE, September 3, 2015: Al Ahli Holding Group (AAHG), a UAE-based multi-diversified international conglomerate has won the prestigious President’s Award from the global fitness brand Gold’s Gym International for successfully operating the UAE franchise of the brand with exemplary results in the year gone by.
Al Ahli Holding Group, that holds the exclusive largest franchise for Gold’s Gym in the Middle East and Africa region was honored during the annual Gold’s Gym International convention 2015 held in Dallas, USA.

The prestigious President’s Award recognizing the US-brand’s best international franchise for all-round excellence in all business aspects was conferred upon AAHG’s Gold’s Gym UAE and Nitesh Seebran, Chief of Operations at Gold’s Gym UAE received the trophy on behalf of the brand, by Aaron Watkins, President of Gold’s Gym.

“It is indeed a great honor to be chosen as the best performing partners amongst Gold’s Gym International’s 700 gyms across the world. We have performed outstandingly in the year 2014, in all aspects of the business, including operations, sales and marketing. More than that, we have managed to take fitness to the masses, through our highly sophisticated training regimes, that provide people with routines that are best suited to their personal physique. The fact that we have grown to over 60,000 members this year speaks of our achievement in the region,” said Nitesh Seebran, Chief of Operations, Gold’s Gym UAE.

The annual Gold’s Gym International convention 2015 also celebrated the brand’s monumental 50th anniversary, as the gold standard of fitness and brought together hundreds of franchise owners, gym managers, corporate leaders, fitness celebrities and vendors from across the world.

Meanwhile, Gold’s Gym UAE also hosted its quarterly ‘GGQ’ awards this August, honoring all the top performers across the franchises’ 17 operating clubs. The awards this year were held in a wide array of categories like top clubs for collections, operations and renewals, best club general managers, front desk managers, lifestyle specialists, rookies, sales teams, new trainers and most consistent performers and clubs.

Gold’s Gym UAE, that is gearing up to launch its two bigger projects, the opening of its Al Ain and Oman clubs shortly, also gave away 13 big ticket prizes this quarter as a culmination of its highly successful, Gold’s Gym Goldsvantage campaign. The campaign conducted across Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Fujairah and RAK concluded in a raffle draw that was picked this August and had 13 winners who won a year’s free membership from the brand.

Gold’s Gym UAE has further added that with their biggest event of the year lined up to begin this September, this honor has come at the right time for the brand.

About Gold’s Gym UAE
Gold’s Gym, a subsidiary of Al Ahli Holding Group in the UAE, is the largest international gym chain in the world and the fitness brand has 17 operating clubs across 12 locations in the UAE. The company aims to establish 24 clubs operating across 16 locations in 2015. Aggressive expansion plans are underway to ensure the additional 10 clubs are available to the public in convenient locations across the country. The gym is also widening its horizons in the MENA region with franchisees in Bahrain, Qatar and Oman.

About Al Ahli Holding Group (
Al Ahli Holding Group is a multi-diversified international conglomerate with over four decades of successfully dealing with business activities ranging from real estate to turnkey construction, engineering and infrastructure, retail and trading, technology and logistics, lifestyle and fitness, entertainment, hospitality and innovative developments. With great passion and a very active portfolio in the entertainment industry, AAHG operates innovative and ground-breaking projects in the UAE. Amongst its portfolio, AAHG owns Dubai Outlet Mall, which is the first outlet mall concept in the Middle East; constructed major landmarks in the Eastern region of UAE; holds the exclusive largest franchise rights to US-based Gold’s Gym International in the Middle East and Africa; established Al Ahli Plastics, one of Middle East’s largest plastic manufacturing companies; holds licenses to publish Marvel, Warner Bros., DC Comics and Sanrio comics and activity books; recently opened Comicave, the world’s largest comic and superhero collectibles destination store at Dubai Outlet Mall; launched Singapore-based Comicave Studios, a manufacturer of high-end collectibles and toys and launched a premiere international events company, Universal Events, which will initially organize the Asia Pop Comic Con events, amongst other international events. Across its multi-entertainment based platforms, AAHG has strategic alliances with Fox Studios, Marvel-Disney, Sony Pictures, Warner Bros., and other leading Hollywood studios. With around 9,000 employees, AAHG is headquartered in the UAE, with representative offices across 20 countries globally.

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