AMERICA FITNESS PARTNERS, INC. (GOLD’S GYM)
The first Gold’s Gym opened in 2002, led by Victor Siasat and spouses Mark and Mylene Dayrit. In 2003 additional investors additional investors, notably the Claudio family of Toby’s Sports and Hobbies formed Los Angeles Fitness Inc. (LAFI), to handle the Galleria and Alabang branches of Gold’s Gym. In 2005 Gold’s Gym Philippines became formally known as America Fitness Partners Inc. (AFPI) – providing management and marketing support for all the Gold’s Gym branches in the country.
In 2009 AFPI got the Master Franchise of Gold’s Gym for the Philippines. Under this umbrella, the two companies flourished. To date Gold’s Gym Makati has expanded from Glorietta to a satellite branch in Xavier School, as well as branches in Centris Mall and Lucky Chinatown. Aside from Galleria and Alabang, LAFI operates Gold’s Gym branches in Greenhills, Hotel Intercontinental Manila, Holiday Inn Galleria, Timog, Katipunan, Acropolis, Waltermart North EDSA, Clark Center, Marikina and New Manila. LAFI is currently constructing new gyms in Sheridan Mandaluyong, Bay Area, Global City, Banawe and San Fernando