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Anytime Fitness celebrate at their Gala Awards

Thursday 14 November marked the annual Anytime Fitness Gala Awards at the Ivy Ballroom in Sydney. Anytime Fitness are Australia’s number one health and fitness club, and the night was a huge success with 330 Anytime Fitness staff and suppliers joining the celebrations. Hosting the night was celebrity Anytime Fitness Brand Advocate Shannan Ponton, and the Master Franchisors of Anytime Fitness Australia Justin McDonell and Jacinta Jimenez-McDonell, with the founders of Anytime Fitness US Chuck Runyon and Dave Mortensen calling in to address the attendees virtually.

Chuck and Dave congratulated everyone involved on the success of Anytime Fitness Australia, which has grown rapidly since its launch 5 years ago to over 300 gyms nationally, and Shannan Ponton inspired the crowd with talk of the exciting things to come in the future for the Anytime Fitness brand. The MC for the night was the fabulous Prada Clutch, who’s opening performance started the night off with a bang, really kicking off the celebrations and generating much hilarity from the crowd.

Throughout the last year, every franchisee and their staff members have made fantastic contributions to Anytime Fitness Australia. However, these particular people stood out from the crowd and a big congratulations must go to the following Anytime Fitness award winners.

Manager of the Year– Rachel Puntel, Sutherland

Turnaround Club of the Year – Steuart Park – Dubbo

Personal Trainer of the Year– Travis Roche, Corrimal

Community Outreach Club of the Year– Greg Cromie – Wetherill Park

Franchisee Community Award– Steve Ankers – Campbelltown, Hoxton Park, Mount Annan, NSW

Club of the Year– Rob Panetta – Geelong

Club of the Year - Rob Panetta, Geelong

Emerging Franchisee of the Year– Lachlan Creighton – Lachlan Creighton- Kallangur, QLD