Friday, August 7, 2009

Gold's Gym: A Vision Of Strength -- Gold’s Gym Honors Eddie Dail With Visionary Award

“Honoring innovation, business intelligence and contributions to the long-term value of its brand around the world, Gold’s Gym named Eddie Dail the 2009 winner of its prestigious Visionary Award during the company’s annual franchise convention in mid-July in Las Vegas. Throughout the past 12 months, Dail has been a partner in opening more Gold’s Gym locations in the United States than any of the brand’s other franchisees. Dail and his business partners have successfully overcome harsh economic conditions to expand Gold’s Gym’s presence with a total of five new gym openings in Virginia and Wisconsin. He now owns and operates 12 gyms between the two states. Additionally, Dail has plans in place to open another 10 to 15 gyms within the next one to two years. ‘I am thrilled to be recognized as one of the leading gym owners within the Gold’s Gym family,’ said Dail, who opened his first Gold’s Gym 19 years ago. ‘There are so many strong Gold’s Gym owners and I am thankful to many of them for helping me grow my business over the years. Without the support of others, I could not be where I am today.’ Dail also serves his peers through his involvement with the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA). He has worked with IHRSA to push forward two pieces of fitness legislation on Capitol Hill. He has worked with Virginia Senators Jim Webb and Mark Warner, and U.S. Congressman Eric Cantor to draft a pair of bills that will help reduce the obesity rate in the United States by increasing the percentage of the population that uses health clubs.”

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