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Anytime Fitness announced the opening of its 100th gym in the UK, in London.
David O’Donnell is the owner of the 100th gym, and also owns a second Anytime Fitness location in Tooting, South West London.
“The support from local businesses has been overwhelming,” said O’Donnell. “We’re honored to be hosting the celebrations for the 100th club and can’t wait to start helping our members achieve their health and fitness goals. The opening of my Tooting club was a great success and we sold out of pre-opening memberships. Following the Anytime Fitness franchise model made it easy to keep everything on track and I am delighted to be opening my second club only 13 months later.”
Averaging 300 news gyms each year since 2007, Anytime Fitness expects to surpass 3,000,000 members worldwide. In addition, Anytime Fitness achieved more than one billion dollars in system-wide revenue in each of the last two years. Over the past two years, Entrepreneur magazine has honored Anytime Fitness as the “#1 Top Global Franchise.”
“We are extremely proud that the Anytime Fitness concept has been so well received around the world and that we can make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people globally,” said Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness, in a press release. “Our goal is to be the number one fitness chain in every market we enter, in terms of number of locations, and we are well on our way to reaching that milestone in every country.”
The UK now becomes the fifth country with at least 100 Anytime Fitness gyms. Globally, 3,466 Anytime Fitness gyms are located in 26 countries.
“The key to our growth has been our dedicated and passionate franchisees in each of the countries we serve,” said Dave Mortensen, president of Anytime Fitness, in a press release. “They carry the Anytime Fitness flag proudly and are committed to making a difference in people’s lives. What’s really exciting is to look ahead and see the massive growth potential still remaining for our brand, both in our existing markets and future markets. The future opportunity is enormous.”