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Since its 1965 founding in Venice Beach, California, Gold's Gym has dotted the globe with more than 900+ locations where professional athletes and exercise newbies gather under the umbrella of personal strength. Nearly 3.5 million Gold's members chart and aim for their fitness peaks, perspiring beneath the gaze of certified personal trainers or pedaling beside peers at cycling sessions. In a diverse lineup of group classes, patrons strengthen cores with Pilates, Zumba and 40+ classes each week, and amp up heart rates along to the pulsating soundtracks of Group routines. Gold's Gym BC boasts a few futuristic amenities, such as TechnoGym, PreCor, and Matrix machines. Off the main gym floor, guests can take a dip or swim laps in the 3 lane lap pool (Gold's Gym Langley only), or recover weary muscles at the juice bar and hot tub. Though the facilities and equipment are a big draw, the general manger's says that the knowledgeable staff is the gym's biggest asset. They help motivate exercisers and lead them around common pitfalls, such as becoming bored with their daily fitness routine.