Anytime Fitness Australia Announces Shannan Ponton as Brand Ambassador


Anytime Fitness, Australia’s number one health club, is pleased to announce the reappointment of celebrity personal trainer Shannan Ponton as their Brand Ambassador.

With over 20 years’ experience in the health and fitness industry, Shannan Ponton has acquired extensive experience and knowledge in the areas of exercise, fitness, nutrition, health, people management and the media. Shannan is a well-respected and in demand health and fitness expert having developed and delivered innovative personal training, fitness, motivational and general life solutions to many participants. In 2015, Shannan returned to Series 10 of The Biggest Loser as fitness trainer and mentor. The Biggest Loser continues to be amongst one of the highest rating shows on the Ten Network, with Shannan the most successful Biggest Loser trainer, having trained five of the Series’ winners so far.

“After working in the health and fitness industry for more than 20 years and being part of so many massive transformations in people’s lives, I’m still in awe of the resilience of the human body and spirit and amazed at how much and how quickly the body can change with the right diet, exercise and self-belief. I’m eternally grateful for the opportunities I get to transform people’s lives. That’s why my partnership with Anytime Fitness is so strong. It’s all about transforming lives.” says Shannan Ponton.

The master franchisors for Anytime Fitness Australia, brother-and-sister team Justin and Jacinta McDonell, commented on the partnership, “Shannan is a great choice for us as a Brand Ambassador because his values and beliefs mirror ours. The Anytime Fitness brand is all about transforming lives and making a difference. We start with small steps and take bigger ones as soon as we can. Our business transforms the lives of our members, our franchisees, our staff and the broader community through our support for charitable organisations. We are pleased to be partnering with Shannan and are excited about how the Anytime Fitness brand will continue to grow in 2015 and beyond”.

Shannan’s new relationship with Anytime Fitness will include the supply of exercise and nutrition programs, a regular column in the Anytime Fitness monthly newsletter, contributing social media content and public appearances.

Justin and Jacinta launched the highly successful US franchise Anytime Fitness into Australia in 2008 and there are currently over 400 clubs open throughout the country. With over 2700 clubs and 2 million members worldwide, since Anytime Fitness launched into Australia in 2008 it has become the quickest growing segment of the world’s fastest growing fitness chain.