Anytime Fitness is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, allowing you to squeeze a workout in whenever you want. The world’s first co-ed fitness franchise has more than 2,400 locations in all 50 states and 17 countries. The fitness industry is booming, with more than 40 million Americans owning a gym membership and an additional million buying one each year. Anytime Fitness has been named the fastest growing fitness club, as well as Entrepreneur’s No. 1 franchise for 2014.
Full Franchise Information
For the past four years in a row, Anytime Fitness has been ranked the No. 1 franchise in category in Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious Franchise 500 list, beating out famous franchises such as McDonald’s, Pizza Hut and Jack in the Box. The magazine cites our financial strength and stability, growth rate, and size of the system as assets that placed us at the top!
Anytime Fitness Origins
Anytime Fitness was founded in 2002 by Chuck Runyon, Dave Mortensen and Jeff Klinger. The trio met in the early ‘90s while working at a gym in Minnesota. They jointly purchased the Southview Athletic Club in 1995, and increased membership from 500 to 4,000 during the seven years they ran it. After selling the gym in 2001, the three worked for a consulting firm helping underperforming athletic clubs, which is where they came up with the idea for Anytime Fitness, and the unique properties that have helped it take off.
There are many reasons Anytime Fitness continues to top the lists of best franchises, including our state-of-the-art technology, featuring:
- World class access and security systems
- Member check-in and data management tools
- 24-hour tanning
- Cashless vending solutions, which allow members to charge purchases to their account, creating revenue without staff!
- Easy access to thousands of clubs with Anywhere Club Access
A Market Leader
For Anytime Fitness, it's about the basics. We offer a proven business model to passionate entrepreneurs. Then, we offer unwavering franchisee support during all phases of club development and ongoing operations. Plus, we continually evaluate the tools and information we provide our franchisees. When a new idea or better option comes along, we implement those tools on a franchise-wide basis.
Currently, we have membership base of more than 2 million and growing! With nearly 60% of existing franchisees owning more than one club, Anytime Fitness is a franchise opportunity primed for success and quick growth, backed by entrepreneurs who have come to know and love the business model and the brand.