Gym Of The Month: WorldWide Weight Lifting Facility!

Richard Santiago Jr. had a love of weight training. On the advice of his friend he turned that love into a business, and called it WordWide Weight Lifting Facility.

Name of Gym: WorldWide Weight Lifting Facility LLC.
Names of Owners: Richard Santiago Sr.

Number of Members: 800
Square Feet: 6000 sq ft
Phone: 732-442-4600
Hours of Operation: Mon. to Fri. 6am - 11pm, Sat. 8am - 6pm, Sun. 8am - 2pm
Number of Trainers on Staff: 1
Founders/Owners: Richard Santiago Sr.

1. How did the gym start and why did you decide to begin the gym business.

It started with 8 years of savings and an advice from a close business friend that stated to me by saying 'Richie you need to find something that you really love something that you won't mind doing cause you really enjoy,' the only thing that came to mind that I really enjoy is a gym.

This is a life-sized representation.

2. Can you give us a description on what went into opening your awesome establishment?

Wow, well the first thing that I did was purchase the equipment from a facility that went out of business down by Wildwood, NJ and stored the equipment in a storage place for about 6 mo. Till I located a location which was very difficult to find, my first location was at a 2500 sq ft it was small but a stepping stone to a larger location. We are now happy to say that we have moved into our new location (6000 sq. ft.) which was only a few blocks away from our old location and with plenty of opportunity to expand...

3. What makes your gym different?

The different from our gym compare to other gyms comes from the level of energy that has each members training at their hardest leaving each member exhausted, and with today's and yesterdays top hit music pumping through a pair of 12 and 15 inch speakers has each members with an insane pump on top of that I will go to the floor while each member men and women are training and I start encouraging them to push for another rep!

Push harder! Summer is around the corner! Are you going to be the only one at the beach with a fat gut and skinny legs! It gets crazy here at times but it's all in good fun but most importance results, we must always push for results!

You wouldn't know it from this shot, but the high-energy environment keeps the patrons pumped and motivated.

4. What sort of people do you attract into your gym?

From ages of teenager to mid 50's.

5. What inspires people to train at you facility?

Great music, great atmospheres, and great people all enjoying each others company.

6. Do you have any top trainers and why are they so good?

Myself because I master the art of weight lifting by using proper form and technique.

7. What special services do you provide?

My members can approach me any time with any question that they may have about training, form, diets, proper vitamins ect.

Patrons can come to Richard with any pressing questions they might have.

8. Who are your most notable present and past members?

Most notable past member is Ralph T. when he went from 388 lbs. to 279 lbs in 8 months (way to go Ralph & the present notable member is a 45 year old Crispin Q. who works out 5 to 6 days a week with his 19 year old daughter Jeannet.

9. What was the hardest part about operating your gym?

Long hours.

10. What makes you competitive over the other gym chains?

Old school equipment that I have here at my gym. Pure iron, pure steel that builds deep muscle tissue & all in great working condition with a pair of 12 & 15 inch speakers pumping today's and yesterday's hottest beats.

No-nonsense equipment equals no-nonsense results.

11. How have you been able to remain so successful and how do you hope to remain so?

I have been able to remain very successful because of the trust that I have earned from my members and that's not something that cannot be brought but must be earned.

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