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Gold's Gym Appoints Michael Cobb as Chief Marketing Officer

Seasoned Exec With Strong Franchise, Retail and Consumer Experience Tapped To Helm Iconic Brand's Worldwide Marketing Efforts

DALLAS, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Gold's Gym, the world's leading authority on health and fitness, today announced the addition of Michael Cobb as Chief Marketing Officer. In addition to leading the iconic brand's marketing efforts, Cobb will be responsible for key growth areas like corporate wellness and business development.

Bringing with him more than 10 years of senior experience activating national consumer brands such as KFC, Pepsi, Frito-Lay and Pizza Hut, among others, Cobb will spearhead all national marketing efforts for Gold's Gym. Cobb is an energetic leader with proven track record of business transformation, growth and innovation.

"Michael is a proven brand builder, with a consistent track record of success with growing national consumer brands," said Jim Snow, president of Gold's Gym. "We are pleased to have him join the Gold's Gym management team and we look forward to his guidance as we continue to evolve and grow the Gold's Gym brand."

Most recently, Cobb served as the president of Inspirus, where he led the repositioning of a 100 year old company into an industry leading SaaS based Workforce Recognition solutions provider. This transformational approach helped the company win enterprise engagements with clients like Delta, USAA, VUMC and Southwest Airlines, among others while doubling company revenue in just five years. Amidst this growth, the company was also recognized for delivering best in class customer satisfaction while being recognized as a "Best Place to Work" in Texas for three years running.

"I am proud to be a part of such an iconic brand and look forward to working with the great team in place here at Gold's Gym," Cobb said. "When you combine the power of the Gold's Gym brand with the passion of our franchisees and associates, the sky is really the limit. I look forward to working the executive team and our franchise partners to capitalize on the many marketing opportunities in front of us."

For more information, please visit www.goldsgym.com or www.facebook.com/goldsgym.

About Gold's Gym

Established in Venice, Calif. in 1965, Gold's Gym is the largest full-service gym chain in the world with more than 650 locations in 35 states and 30 countries. The iconic brand ranks in the top 15 percent of Entrepreneur magazine's 2011 "Franchise 500." Gold's Gym offers the latest equipment and services, including group exercise, personal training, cardiovascular equipment, group cycle, Pilates and yoga. With 3 million members worldwide, Gold's Gym helps all kinds of people achieve their individual potential through fitness. For more information please visit www.goldsgym.com or www.facebook.com/goldsgym.

SOURCE Gold's Gym

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