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Anytime Fitness

2014 Franchise 500
#1
At a Glance

Products & Services: Fitness center

Number of Locations: 2,539

Total Investment: $56.3K - $353.9K

Founded: 2001

Began Franchising: 2002

About Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness clubs are open 24 hours a day every day of the year, thanks to security systems that allow members to access the clubs during unstaffed hours. The company, which began franchising in 2002, is expanding worldwide.

Franchise Units

Year U.S. Canadian International Company Owned
2014 1,863 84 564 28
2013 1,837 75 461 28
2012 1,620 47 223 16
2011 1,468 34 123 10
2010 1,291 22 45 13
Where Seeking Franchisees: Franchisor is seeking new franchise units worldwide.
Direct Capital

Startup Costs, Ongoing Fees and Financing

Total Investment: $56,299 - $353,900
Franchise Fee: $20,999 - $26,999
Ongoing Royalty Fee: $499/mo.
Term of Franchise Agreement: 5 years, renewable
Veteran Incentives: 20% off franchise fee
Financial Requirements
Net Worth: $250,000
Liquid Cash Available: $70,000 - $100,000
Operations
40% of all franchisees own more than one unit. Absentee ownership of franchise is allowed. (100% of current franchisees are owner/operators).
Direct Capital
Financing Type In-House Third Party
Franchise Fee
Startup Costs
Equipment
Inventory
Accounts Receivable
Payroll

How This Franchise Supports Franchisees

Training: Available at headquarters: 3 days minimum. At franchisee's location: 3 days minimum. Ongoing training
Ongoing Support: Newsletter, Meetings, Toll-free phone line, Grand opening, Internet, Security/safety procedures, Field operations/evaluations, Purchasing cooperatives, Lease Negotiation
Marketing Support: Co-op advertising, Ad slicks, National media, Regional advertising,

Franchise Ranking History

Franchise 500®: #1 (2014), #6 (2013), #11 (2012), #18 (2011), #43 (2010),
Fastest-Growing: #15 (2014), #15 (2013), #10 (2012), #13 (2011), #12 (2010),
America's Top Global: #10 (2013), #10 (2012), #16 (2011), #37 (2010),