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Arthur McColl set to start as new Anytime Fitness Australia Chief Executive

Arthur McColl set to start as new Anytime Fitness Australia Chief Executive
October 1, 2015

Widely respected fitness club executive Arthur McColl is leaving his role as Chief Operating Officer for LA fitness in the United Kingdom to become Chief Executive at Anytime Fitness Australia.

With LA fitness facilities currently being absorbed into the portfolio of new owner Pure Gym, McColl reportedly decided to pursue a new challenge and take up the reins at Australia’s biggest gym chain.

McColl previously spent three years in Australia as Vice President for the Livingwell brand from 2003 to 2006.

In just seven years, Anytime Fitness Australia has amassed a total of 420 gyms and McColl has been tasked with maintaining and increasing the franchise’s dominance.

Commenting on the appointment, Anytime Australia Chair and co-founder Justin McDonell stated "with a proven track record in multi-site management, product and brand innovation, business growth, plus team and member engagement, we are excited to see Arthur's return to Australia as CEO for Anytime Fitness.

McColl will commence his new role on 26th October, based at the group's base in the Sydney suburb of Lane Cove.

Anytime Fitness has also announced the reappointment of celebrity personal trainer Shannan Ponton as its Australian Brand Ambassador.

Ponton is a well-respected and in demand health and fitness expert having developed and delivered innovative personal training, fitness, motivational and general life solutions to many participants.

His relationship with Anytime Fitness will include the supply of exercise and nutrition programs, a regular column in the Anytime Fitness monthly newsletter, contributing social media content and public appearances.

Image: LinkedIn.

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