The Spirit of the Gold’s Gym Challenge

2013 Challenge Banner Ribbon

MetrX_Shaping_on_WhiteThe Gold’s Gym Challenge has been a staple for the Met-Rx brand for the past 4 years. Watching the changes in people’s lives is amazing, and to hear their personal stories is truly inspiring.

We at Met-Rx look forward to our continue partnership with the Gold’s Gym Challenge and look forward to the many more lives that will be changed in the future.

Don Ernst
Director of Sales & Distribution Sports Nutrition
Met-Rx /Pure Protein

Gordon Johnson ConventionI look forward to being part of the Challenge judging. This will be my third or fourth time to judge and it is always been a very special day. We get to look at the hundreds of people who have committed themselves to improving their life and their bodies. For eight hours we are immersed in reading inspiring testimonies and seeing the photographs of changes that people have made in their bodies. It is nothing short of amazing and I continue to be astounded by what people can do when they are dedicated to change.

The judges and the GGFA staff are a phenomenal group to work with. It’s great fun and camaraderie and seeing people from vendors, GGFA, franchisees and GGI all working together is just great fun and a special treat.

Gordon Johnson
Gold’s Gym Douglasville & West Cobb, GA

Matrix_all_colorI feel like Matrix has regularly gone above and beyond to support great causes over the years, but this is truly one of my personal favorites. Not only through sponsorship support of the Challenge but also being one of the judges. It brings me great joy to see so many people’s lives improved through a body transformation challenge that paves the way for a healthier and happier way of life. Great job Gold’s Gym!

Kent Stevens
Executive Vice President, Commercial Sales
Matrix Fitness

Andy PonzioThe Gold’s Gym Challenge is always an exciting time at our clubs.  It is such a great opportunity to provide members with a chance to kick start there transform to a healthier person.  To see these people strive to achieve a totally new lifestyle always renews our spirits of the reason we choose to be involved in Health & Fitness.  Members feel the encouragement of the staff pushing them to stay motivated, and truly change their life.

Adam Ponzio
Gold’s Gyms Hamilton Mill & Lawrenceville GA


Annie Redding MorleyWe were so excited to be a part of the Gold’s Challenge this year!  Bodybuilding.com truly believes that transformation competitions are great ways for people to kick start their goals.  It is amazing to see the incredible physical and mental changes people make through their transformation journey.  Whether it’s losing weight or packing on lean muscle everyone is reaching to be their best.  It definitely isn’t an easy journey and we commend all of this year’s participants for taking part!   Good luck to all the finalists and congratulations to EVERYONE that participated!!

Annie Redding-Morley
Business Development Manager
Bodybuilding.com

Nikki Roe ABC FinancialI was so honored when invited to be a part of the Gold’s Gym Challenge judging.  Having been involved with the Gold’s Gym brand for years, I’ve grown a true respect for the owners and what the organization represents;  participating in the Challenge, which to me embodies the true spirit of emotional and physical health, makes that respect grow ten-fold.  The contestants’ stories are tear provoking and awe-inspiring.  At the end of the judging process, we all walk away knowing what an impact this event had made on so many lives.  I am proud to be a part of the positive change that will continue on.

Can’t wait until next year, Gold’s Gym!  To all the entrants out there – you’re my heroes!

Nikki Roe, Key Account Executive
ABC Financial

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