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Anytime Fitness Named Top Global Franchise

For the 12th year in a row, Anytime Fitness, the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness club chain, has been honoured by Entrepreneur magazine as a Top Global franchise. Averaging more than 300 new gyms each year for more than a decade, Anytime Fitness recently expanded to Colombia and Indonesia. New gyms will soon open in Morocco and on an adventure expedition ship in Antarctica, making Anytime Fitness the first to franchise on all seven continents.

To compile the most recent Top Global franchise rankings, Entrepreneur started with each company’s 2019 Franchise 500® score, based on system size, growth rate and financial strength and stability and then adjusted to give extra weight to international size and growth rate.

“This designation as a Top Global franchise – for the 12th consecutive year – is a credit to our international franchise development team and our fabulous group of international master franchisees,” said Chuck Runyon, CEO and Co-Founder of Anytime Fitness.

“Whether it’s Australia, the Netherlands or Japan, our franchisees are providing our members with personal service and a wealth of training options that produce real results. That personal touch and high level of engagement are what differentiates Anytime Fitness from many other gyms and what has strengthened and grown our brand worldwide.”

The first Anytime Fitness Australia gym located in Gunnedah, NSW, opened in 2008. Now, there are over 505 clubs located across the country and more expected to open soon.

Justin McDonell, Anytime Fitness Australia Co-Founder and Chair said “When we opened the doors to the first Anytime Fitness club in Australia we knew it would be a great fit. It came at a time when Australians were catching on to how important their fitness yet did not have access to a gym that ticked all the boxes in terms of accessibility, flexibility and affordability.”

Our gyms are at the heart of so many communities across Australia,” McDonell continued. “Our gym owners are doing well financially, and our members value having 24-hour access to our state-of-the-art equipment and facilities. We expect the Anytime Fitness network will keep growing so that we can continue to provide our members with unlimited opportunities to improve their health.”