Karl Dietrich, Sales and Marketing Director, said: “As it’s a relatively 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 70 territories have already been sold and our growth is accelerating not slowing. For example, we currently have 16 clubs open in the UK and are aiming for over 22-25 sites open by the end of the year. We 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 their and their members’ goals.”
Achieving a franchise club opening rate of one-a-month is pretty impressive and with nearly 70 territories already signed up we expect to see 22-25 sites open by the end of the year.
Anytime Fitness are the 6th best franchise (up from 11th last year) in Entrepreneur Magazine's 2013 "Franchise 500" list (released 13/12/12), surpassing both McDonald's and Pizza Hut in this year's rankings. It is certainly the highest fitness franchise featured.
Forbes have also ranked Anytime Fitness 14th in their Top 50 and indicated they are a ‘businesses to watch’. So are you watching?
With over 2,245 clubs in 14 countries, and one club opening every working day around the world, Anytime Fitness is growing fast. Karl added “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 one*, there is a great opportunity to help people in your local community in starting to get active.
“We are unique and offer a proven franchise business model in an industry that continues to thrive even with the challenging economic climate. Owners can become their own boss and spend as much or as little time as they wish working in the business.”
*Source: Mintel 2011