Forbes have also ranked Anytime Fitness 14th in their Top 50 and indicated they are a ‘Businesses to watch’.
“Considering the reputation and status of the other franchises ranked in the top 10, including subway, McDonalds and Hampton Hotels, this is a tremendous honour for Anytime Fitness.”
Said Chuck Runyon, CEO and Co-founder of Anytime Fitness. “We’re especially pleased for our franchisees who have worked so hard to build their own businesses while helping their members lead healthier lifefstyles. We’re looking forward to muscling our way into the ‘Franchise 500’ top 10 next year.”
As part of the company’s drive to engage more franchisees across the UK, Global Vice President John Kersh is visiting the country to share his experiences of the challenges and opportunities faced by our franchisees all over the world. He will be joining Anytime Fitness at The National Franchise Exhibition on 22nd February at the NEC, Birmingham.
Alongside Co-founders Dave Mortensen and Chuck Runyon, John Kersh is one of the key players in the Anytime Fitness phenomenal global expansion and success. John oversees managing the roll-out of the Anytime Fitness concept globally so he has extensive knowledge of the local challenges and opportunities faced by our franchisees all over the world.
With over 2080 clubs in 12 countries, and 1 club opening every working day, Anytime Fitness is growing fast. The company currently has eleven clubs open in the UK and anticipates having approximately 40 open by the end of 2013.
Karl Dietrich, Sales and Marketing Director at Anytime Fitness UK said “There really isn’t a better time to invest in Anytime Fitness. With just 12% of the population currently using a health and fitness centre but 24% saying they would consider using one1, there is a great opportunity to help people in your local community to start getting active.
“We are extremely unique and offer a proven franchise business model in an industry that continues to thrive even with the challenging economic climate. For a relatively low up- front investment, owners can become their own boss and spend as much or as little time as they wish working in the business.”
Karl continues “As it’s a new franchise in the UK, now is a great time to get in early as there are still fantastic territory opportunities up for grabs for either single or multiple sites; almost 50 territories have already been sold and our growth accelerating not slowing. For example we currently have eleven clubs open in the UK but are aiming for at least 40 by the end of the year. We will provide our franchisees with all the support they need including help with premises, state-of-the-art technology, marketing and training to help them achieve both theirs and their member’s goals.”
In the last 12 months alone, Anytime Fitness has opened nearly 300 clubs worldwide, including clubs in New Zealand, Poland, Mexico, Japan, UK, Netherlands, Qatar, Spain and India and the company’s 100th club in Australia.
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