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Anytime Fitness’ global growth includes 100 gym openings in Japan
Having just announced the opening of its 3,000th global gym, Anytime Fitness has also grown to include 100 facilities in Japan.
Soon to have operations in gyms in 30 countries, the franchises Japanese operations began in 2010.
At the time, Anytime Fitness Japan master franchisee Toru Yamazaki stated "Anytime Fitness will reinvigorate the Japanese market with its convenient and affordable fitness offering."
One unusual feature of Anytime Fitness' Japanese clubs is an insistence, which particularly applies to expatriate and visiting members, that tattoos are covered before entering clubs.
Because Japanese gangsters (the yakuza) traditionally mark their bodies with tattoos, 'no tattoos allowed' signs are common at gyms, swimming pools and resorts across Japan.
5th November 2015 - ANYTIME FITNESS ANNOUNCES 3,000TH GLOBAL CLUB OPENING
1st November 2013 - ASIAN EXPANSION FOR ANYTIME FITNESS
19th February 2012 - J-LEAGUE VOWS TO SHUN YAKUZA MOBSTERS
21st March 2011 - ANYTIME FITNESS IN JAPAN UNHARMED AFTER EARTHQUAKE
20th June 2010 - JAPAN AGREEMENT LEADS ANYTIME FITNESS INTO ASIA
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