Is Willard Ford Still In Gym Business? His Career, Love Life, Children

By Aarone Hernandez | Published on: January 28, 2024 | Updated on: January 28, 2024
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If you’re the kid of a celebrity, whatever you’re up to becomes everybody’s business – the fans simply won’t let you live in peace. Most probably, that’s something Harrison Ford’s son Willard Ford, goes through too. No wonder that people are eager to learn what does he do for a living.

Take a sneak peek below to find out answers to the question, Is he still a gym owner? Also, what about his wife and kids?

Key Takeaways

  • Willard Ford is a businessman. He is known for owning Kim Sing Theatre, Strong Sports Gym, and Ludwig Clothing Company.
  • Strong Sports Gym shut down in 2020, following the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown.
  • He sold Kim Sing Theatre in 2016.
  • He currently owns Ludwig Clothing Company.
  • Willard has two children, Guiliana and Eliel.

Lost His Gym Amidst COVID-19

In June 2020, with a heavy heart, Willard posted a heartfelt notice on his gym Strong Sports Gymnasium, LLC, official Instagram page. He wrote,

“With nowhere to turn, we’re calling it quits. I appreciate your patronage and friendship.”

This exclusive gym in LA officially closed its business during the 2020 lockdown. The space has been on the market for rent since August 2023. Additionally, last reported, the business is planning to sell the domain “” on HugeDomains.Com for $5,965.

Nevertheless, Strong Sports Gym still has an active Instagram page. According to its bio, the page is for those eager to look into “a pictorial timeline of Strong Sports”.

The surge of the COVID-19 pandemic impacted a lot of people, whether rich or poor. Over and above that, it impacted businesses, leading them to shut down. And this global catastrophe even hit Ford’s Strong Sports Gym.

Willard Sold Kim Sing Theatre For $4.5 Million In 2014

Located in Pasadena, California, Kim Sing Theatre was one of the most prominent properties Willard co-owned in the past. It was used by him as a showroom and event space.

In 2014, however, Ford put up his theatre for sale at a whopping $4.5 million. Initially, he bought the property at just $300,000. It was built in the year 1926. Moreover, Harrisons’ son spent a ton of money on its renovation as well. An internal courtyard, a three-tier floor, retail space, and an AV room were all added after he purchased it.

While talking about his 15 years worth memories in the place, Willard explained,

“We have done launch events for BMW, Nike as well as corporate events for the Grammys, Pepsi and Star Wars in this place. It’s great for all of that.”

Kim Sing Theatre was finally sold in 2016 to Indra and Co., for $3.3 million.

What is Doing Now?

Yes! Although he already lost two of his businesses, his Ludwig Clothing Company still stands strong. It went public for the first time on June 4th, 2009. The clothes made here are a tribute to the 1971 iconic film by Stanley Kubrick, A Clockwork Orange.

Interestingly enough, Willard also began his journey as a businessman through Ludwig. And, lucky for him, it is still in business!

As mentioned, the bicycle enthusiast has had two part-time jobs for over 3 years too. So far, it sure seems Ford has not given up on his career yet. Even with two untimely ends, he is on track to a great businessman.

Ford Was a Nonprofit Worker and a Competitive Cycler

This might be a shocker for many of you. Prior to becoming the big risk-taking businessman that Ford is today, he was working in a non-profit organization and was also a cyclist.

It was only in the year 2005 that Willard decided to quit his job and become an entrepreneur. He then teamed up with one of his friends and cyclist John Brady and opened FordBrady Showroom in the former Kim Sing Movie theatre.

Did Ever Look Up To His Father Career Wise?

Usually, children of big-shot celebrities often take up a career in showbiz as well; that seems like an easy option for them. However, Willard Ford took a risk. Instead of walking on the path of acting like his father, Harrison, or being a chef like his mother, Mary Marquardt, he chose business.

Into that bargain, he’s known for 3 different ventures. Additionally, he also partly owns the design firm, Ford & Ching, where he full-heartedly showcases his interest in designing.

To further add, his list of businesses/jobs does not end there. He is also a partner at – a company that teaches people to ride safely on bikes.

Who is Wife?

The love life of Harrison Ford is out and about and fans are always up to date regarding the [1942-07-13] year-old’s affairs. This, in turn, makes us wonder about his son’s personal life.

As far as we can tell, Willard has been in at least one relationship from which he was able to become a father. Considering the fact that news often covers only his business ventures, his dating life remains obscure from the public eye. And his nature of staying outside of social media doesn’t help either.

Has Two Kids; Are They Adopted?

The desire to become a good father runs in the Ford family. Isn’t this obvious when you look at Harrison? The actor has 5 kids with different women! In a similar fashion, his beloved son is also a proud father.

Willard has one daughter and son, Guiliana Ford and Eliel Ford. To this day, Willard has yet to reveal who is their mom. Due to this, there’s a speculation that he might have adopted them, just like his dad Harrison who adopted Liam Flockhart.

Regardless of this, we want to believe that the businessman is indeed a good dad to his offspring. Looking at how perfectly his dad raised him, this also seems like a likely possibility.