Anytime Fitness opens its 1,000th Club
Anytime Fitness, a chain of co-ed fitness clubs, recently announced the opening of its 1,000th club last month. Whilst other businesses are struggling in the current economic climate, Anytime Fitness continues to grow at an impressive rate.
Anytime Fitness CEO, Jeff Klinger, commented: “In two or three years we’ll have at least 2,500 clubs open in the U.S. and we’ll have another 750 clubs open internationally. Right now, we see incredible opportunities for international growth.”
There are several reasons, it says, behind its success: on the one hand, the company is focused on providing its members with a convenient and affordable 24/7 fitness option in a friendly, non-intimidating atmosphere and, on the other hand, it has worked hard to provide its franchisees with a business model that allows them the freedom to enjoy their personal lives. Furthermore, members join one club but can use any of the 1,000 clubs around the world thus enhancing the value of an Anytime Fitness membership.
Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness now has clubs operating in 46 states, Canada and Australia, serving nearly 600,000 members. Before the end of 2009, Klinger predicts Anytime Fitness will have more than 30 clubs located in Canada and will open its first clubs in Italy and India. Additional international expansion plans include several European countries, the Middle East and Asia. (kbp)
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