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Anytime Fitness is a franchise of 24-hour health and fitness clubs that is headquartered in Woodbury, Minnesota, United States. The company operates over 5,000 franchised locations in 50 countries.[3] The gym facilities are open 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year.[4][5][6] Anytime Fitness was the fastest growing health club franchise in 2014.[7] In 2015, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Anytime Fitness first on its global franchise list.[8] Anytime Fitness is a subsidiary of Self Esteem Brands, LLC.




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Chuck Runyon, Dave Mortensen, and Jeff Klinger first met in the early 1990s while working for a fitness club in St. Paul, Minnesota.[9] In 1995, they jointly purchased and ran Southview Athletic Club for seven years. During their ownership of the club, its membership rose from 500 to 4000. They sold the gym in 2001. During their ownership of Southview Athletic Club, they worked for a consulting firm focused on improving under-performing athletic clubs across the United States. They developed the idea for Anytime Fitness after surveying the expectations that long-term members of large gyms had for their fitness clubs.[9][10]


The first franchise location opened in Cambridge, Minnesota later that year.[10] They chose the site because of the lack of other fitness clubs in the immediate area and a population large enough to support a fitness club. Shortly after, two more locations were opened by former Southview Athletic Club employees in Duluth and Albert Lea, Minnesota. Runyon, Mortensen and Klinger sold 29 franchises before they opened their own corporate-owned location in Bemidji, Minnesota.[9]


In June 2017, Anytime Fitness became the first U.S.-based fitness chain to be granted a franchising license in China. The company entered into a master franchise agreement with Maurice Levine, who had previously opened franchise locations in Singapore, Malaysia, and the Philippines.[29][30]


In 2010, the International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association named Anytime Fitness the fastest growing fitness club. Franchise Chatter titled Anytime Fitness as the franchise with the best business model in 2011.[37] The Star Tribune called Anytime Fitness one of Minnesota's top workplaces in 2011, 2012, and 2013.[38] The company ranked first in Minnesota Business Magazine's best company to work for in 2012 and 2013.[39] Forbes ranked the company 14th as America's most promising companies.[40] In 2014, Entrepreneur Magazine ranked Anytime Fitness number one on their franchise 500 list.[41][42] In 2015 and 2016, Anytime Fitness was ranked first on the publication's top global franchises list.[43][44] In 2020 Anytime Fitness was ranked twenty-second on the publication's franchise 500 list.[45]


To do this, Anytime Fitness provides all employees global reciprocity, which means full access to Anytime Fitness clubs worldwide. Employees also have access to personal training services. This is done to encourage and enable Anytime Fitness workers to prioritize their fitness, anytime and all the time.


At Anytime Fitness, we understand what members want from their fitness facilities, and our franchisees are well-prepared to deliver. We pioneered the 24/7 access model, giving members the ability to come and go as they please and making it easier for franchisees to run their businesses with fewer staff on hand. Our owners can keep their doors open longer, boosting revenue and making it even easier for their members to access life-changing fitness services. With the added benefit of personal and group training and coaching services, Anytime Fitness franchises are able to address the wellness needs of all their members and capitalize on multiple facets of the fitness industry.


Anytime Fitness can be a more affordable opportunity than others in the fitness space. Our fixed rate royalties, smaller square footage, and streamlined model make it easier for our owners to start, manage, and grow their businesses.


The cardio and resistance machines at Anytime Fitness are from the typical fitness equipment suppliers such as Precor and Octane. Most of the treadmills, stationary bikes, rowers, and ellipticals at the Cliffside Park location are from Life Fitness. I know of some locations that also have a couple of Rogue Echo bikes.


Because of the supportive environment, Anytime Fitness is a good choice for anyone who wants to lose weight. The personal trainers can develop customized training plans for you, and some trainers have nutrition certifications as well. This also makes them good resources for people who are new to fitness.


I saw a couple of people working with trainers when I visited, and it looked like they were enjoying their workouts. I would recommend Anytime Fitness personal training sessions to people who are new to fitness, people who need motivation and accountability from a trainer, and anyone who wants to switch up their routine. 041b061a72


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