Gold’s Gym franchises split with management over Karl Rove donation

In a Facebook posting Monday, Dickerson said the four Bay Area locations – two in San Francisco, one in Oakland and the other in Marin, with a total membership of approximately 22,000 – would no longer be associated with the Gold’s Gym name when its contract comes up for renewal in September 2012. “Or prior to that date – our legal counsel is reviewing our options.

“A large percentage of our employees and members are from the LGBT community,” Dickerson added in the statement. “Gold’s Gym San Francisco has long been a pillar of the gay community. It is very unfortunate that the CEO of TRT Holdings has chosen this course of action.”