Our Vision

As stewards of Gym Bar WeHo, our commitment is not just to preserve its legacy, but to enhance it, ensuring it remains a beacon of community, diversity, and excellence in West Hollywood.

Our vision is clear: to create an inclusive space that honors the past while embracing the future. Our goal is to elevate the experience for all who walk through our doors, fostering connections, camaraderie, and unforgettable moments.

We believe in the power of sports to bring people together, transcending differences and forging bonds that last a lifetime.

At Gym Bar, everyone is not just a patron, but a valued member of our vibrant community, where each visit feels like coming home

Ownership Team

Erik Braverman
CEO, Managing Member

• SVP of Marketing, Community Relations & Broadcasting for the Los Angeles Dodgers for 16+ years
• Lifelong sports fan
• West Hollywood 30-year veteran

Jonathan Cottrell
CFO, Managing Member

• Seasoned Software Engineer
• Serial Entrepreneur
• 7+ years at Google. Demonstrated success in multiple profitable startups, harnessing the power of data to optimize processes.
Model / Photographer

Justin David

• Active part of the LGBTQ+ community for more than 20 years, as owner of Justin David Presents, a long-time lead bartender at multiple gay bars including 17 years at the Eagle LA
• Player for the LA Rebellion rugby team, the gay softball league, and WeHo soccer club
• His passions are both sports and supporting the LGBTQ+ community in LA

John Manelski

• Partner at West Hollywood based Inluxuria, an exclusive member travel & concierge firm & Co-owner of LGBTQ+ focused Arm in Arm Travel
• 22-year West Hollywood resident

Jordan Brusso

• Co-owner of LGBTQ+ focused Arm in Arm Travel
• Flight Attendant for American Airlines
• Independent Contractor for APLA Health. 18-year West Hollywood resident

Jeff Healy

• Managing Director at TRGP Capital, a litigation funding private equity firm, prior to which he was a practicing trial lawyer for nearly 30 years
• Resides in Hollywood with Justin David, also an investor

Rich Velez

• Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor with Merrill Lynch for over a decade
• Over 30 years experience in business, technology and customer relations
• Passionate Sports Enthusiast

Tammy Landay

• Accounting degree from Pepperdine University
• Licensed FL Real Estate Broker, licensed FL Community Association Manager and a certified HR Director
• Lifelong sports fan

Lauren Landay

• IT Coordinator at the National Hockey League for 7+ years
• Business degree from Florida Gulf Coast University
• 2 years of restaurant experience in both FOH and BOH
• Lifelong and passionate sports fan

Joe Edward

• Director of Sponsorship Development-Dodgers Audio Network, President-Hunter Sports Marketing
•  Sports Marketing executive creating marketing partnerships with Blue Chip brands for nearly 25 years
• Can usually be found in a ballpark or being a hands-on Dad to his three kids

Lauren Neville

• Public relations manager for the space and satellite industry.
• Passions for rock climbing, kung fu, and soccer.
• Environmental Science degree from University of Oxford

David Cottrell

• Entrepreneur and experienced Software Engineer. After successful stints at both Microsoft and Google, David became Co-founder and CTO of the software company Zynq.
• Competitive kickboxer and Muay Thai enthusiast.
• Computer Science degree from McGill University