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Anytime Fitness attains global and local milestones and targets Antarctica club opening

Anytime Fitness attains global and local milestones and targets Antarctica club opening
March 24, 2018

US-based franchise Anytime Fitness has this month opened its 4,000th club with the opening of a facility in Chinese city of Shanghai.

Locally, Anytime Fitness Australia has just celebrated the acquisition of its 500,000 member.

Since its launch in 2002, Anytime Fitness has grown exponentially and last year the company revealed plans to have 500 clubs in China by 2020.

The Shanghai club is its 11th gym in a country where it is currently the only operating US-based fitness franchise.

According to Chief Executive and co-founder Chuck Runyon, the firm is also formalising agreements with master franchisees to open 75 clubs in Morocco over the next 10 years.

If successful, the deal will mark the group’s entry into the African fitness market – and secure the sixth continent for Anytime operations.

Runyon has also suggested that the group is also lookin at opening club in Antarctica, with the view of becoming the first franchised business in history to operate on all seven continents.

He explained "we’ve already begun exploring options for Antarctica, it’s going to happen – and sooner than you might think.

“It may sound like an audacious goal, but we’re very serious about it.

"We’ll soon have 4,000 clubs open in more than 30 countries on all seven continents.” 

Images: Anytime Fitness Australia's celebrations of the acquisition of its 500,000 member.

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