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Anytime Fitness Franchise Review

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From start-up to financing, to marketing, Anytime Fitness seems to be a complete package for the franchisee if fitness is your pleasure. Statistics show that health clubs and gyms are extremely resilient even in tough economic times. Partnering with known fitness industry brands can greatly lower any barrier to success for the franchisee. Fitness establishments also offer flexibility and freedom for the franchisee if the business model is sound. Anytime Fitness promises support at every benchmark.

Background and Benefits

Statistics show that nearly a million folks join health clubs every year, with memberships reaching to 41.3 million people nationwide*. The number of persons committing to an active lifestyle grows every year and this trend is being fed by a variety of factors including doctor recommendations, wellness programs at work, and incentives offered by some health insurance groups. The most popular business model to date is the 24-hour, co-ed model that was pioneered by founders of Anytime Fitness, Jeff Klinger and Chuck Runyon.

How Much Does an Anytime Fitness Franchise Cost?

Anytime Fitness offers franchisees assistance with site selection and lease negotiations. Help is also available to secure financing. Comprehensive training for operations, sales, marketing, and health club memberships is also offered. Regional workshops, advanced managerial sessions, and annual franchisee conferences keep franchisees sharp. The franchise fee a mere $8,999 to $14,999 and the total investment runs between $30,074 and $292,574.

What We Like

Anytime Fitness’s business model promises franchisees a flexible schedule with their “exclusive systems integration” that allows franchisees to run a 24-hour operation without additional staff. Statistics show that 90% of Anytime Fitness members live within 3 miles of their club facility. The Anywhere Club Access plan offers a convenient, affordable option for any style or fitness level. Cutting-edge weight equipment, and round-the-clock tanning are just two of the exceptional experiences members can expect, and it is what makes Anytime Fitness stand out from the pack as the world's largest, and fastest growing, 24-hour, co-ed fitness franchise.

Pros

  • Royalty - Not a percentage of sales but a flat $419 a month!
  • Purchasing - Signs and equipment are purchased directly from Anytime Fitness

Cons

  • Staffing - No additional staff needed due to the interactive remote access surveillance system.

Anytime Fitness Franchise Information

Business Established: 1975
Franchising Since: 1977
Franchise Fee: $8,999-14,999
Total Investment: $30,074-$292,574

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