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Anytime Fitness Australia opens 300th Club

November 8, 2013

Leading fitness franchise Anytime Fitness Australia has reached a significant milestone with their 300th club opening.

Opened last weekend, the club, in Kwinana, Western Australia, belongs to franchisee couple Steven and Carmen Cook.

Having opened its first gym in the country town of Gunnedah less than five years ago, Anytime Fitness credits its fast expansion to its members.

Anytime Fitness Australia Master Franchisor Justin McDonell explains "we want our members to feel like they belong, and feel something better every time they visit one of our clubs.

"When you join one club, you join 300 clubs in Australia and 2,300 clubs across the globe.

"Every member receives an individual fob key that opens every club for their personal use, any time."

McDonell adds "people expect services 24/7, so why should your health and fitness be an exception?

"When designing our clubs, we look at what our members will want in their club and the services they will expect. We have world class equipment, a functional layout, online health resources, clean bathrooms, top of the range security systems, Fitness On Request group training facilities and knowledgeable staff who take an interest in all their members."

For Steven and Carmen Cook this is their first Anytime Fitness franchise, and they made the move all the way from Canberra to Western Australia to open the gym.

As Steven Cook explains "Carmen and I have been around fitness our whole lives and are both qualified Personal Trainers.

"We had been members of Anytime Fitness for years, and have friends who own Anytime Fitness franchises, so we saw first-hand what a successful and supportive business model the company offers.

"We chose Kwinana as the location for our first gym after a lot of research, as the area has huge growth development taking place; it's one of the fastest growing area in Australia.

"We are excited to be not only owners of an Anytime Fitness franchise, but also fully involved in the day to day management of the gym, and are very proud to be Anytime Fitness's 300th club."

Anytime Fitness are 300 clubs strong, but, McDonell concludes, there is one element that will always remain constant: "our members mean a lot to us. They'll always be what matters most and are the secret to our success."

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