Already proven to be a huge success in Canada, Australia and New Zealand, and expanding rapidly in Mexico, Japan, India Poland, and the Netherlands – Anytime Fitness has landed in the UK!
Locally the UK saw its first club open in November 2010 in Bristol and Anytime Fitness has announced a roll out plan for 2011 which will see clubs open in Hemel Hempstead, East and West London, Hampshire, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Essex, Watford, Leeds and on the South Coast and has plans to grow to 300 clubs in the next 3-5 years all across the country.
Anytime Fitness was introduced into the United Kingdom mid 2010 by local business man Andy Thompson and Justin McDonell who started Anytime Fitness Australia just over two years ago. “We have plans to grow the numbers of clubs in the UK quickly in the next few years, the market is ready for an affordable, convenient, high quality 24 hour health and fitness club” said Thompson
Anytime Fitness was developed as an alternative to larger and more expensive health clubs. The clubs also offer far greater flexibility. Members receive a key card which will open the door of every Anytime Fitness club in the world, any time of the day or night. Once inside, they can use a variety of high quality cardio, strength and free weight equipment, as well as private changing and shower facilities.
“While the majority of members use the club between 4.45am and 11pm, there are some who really appreciate being able to work out outside these hours – shift workers, for instance” said McDonell. He further added “The ideal location for a club is close to where people live and with easy parking .” “Most people don’t enjoy the gym – it’s more like a chore they want to get out of the way,” says Thompson. “We try to make it easy for them to park at the door, walk in, train and go home.”
Anytime Fitness isn’t only convenient for members, it’s convenient for the franchise owners. The flexibility of the franchise system and the management tools available, mean that over 55% of our franchisees own more than one club allowing them to run multiple successful businesses and still have spare time to do the things they enjoy.
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