2022 Franchise 500 Rank
#86 Ranked #30 last year
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Initial investment
$382K - $784K
Units as of 2021
4,904 20.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

About Anytime Fitness

Related Categories
Fitness
Founded
2001
Parent Company
Self Esteem Brands
Leadership
Chuck Runyon, CEO
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A Proven Franchise

At Anytime Fitness, we understand what members want from their fitness facilities, and our franchisees are well-prepared to deliver. We pioneered the 24/7 access model, giving members the ability to come and go as they please and making it easier for franchisees to run their businesses with fewer staff on hand. Our owners can keep their doors open longer, boosting revenue and making it even easier for their members to access life-changing fitness services. With the added benefit of personal and group training and coaching services, Anytime Fitness franchises are able to address the wellness needs of all their members and capitalize on multiple facets of the fitness industry.

Since our founding in 2002, we've used this model to spur robust growth around the world. With nearly 5,000 locations in the US and international markets, we're proud to be breaking records, receiving resounding industry recognition, and helping members in many markets improve their lives every day.

Recurring Revenue and So Much More

Anytime Fitness can be a more affordable opportunity than others in the fitness space. Our fixed rate royalties, smaller square footage, and streamlined model make it easier for our owners to start, manage, and grow their businesses.

Along with our affordable model, we offer the potential for recurring revenue through membership fees, as well as additional revenue streams like personal and group training. Anytime Fitness franchisees have the ability to improve their communities and build businesses they can be proud of thanks to our proven system and fantastic franchise family.

Support Where You Need It

From startup to marketing, the support from our franchise family never stops. Our franchise coaches and other corporate staff are continually developing new and exciting ways to support you. We're here to answer your questions and provide you with the training you need to thrive in your market.

  • Startup Support:

    Site selection, lease negotiation, financing, club layout and design and comprehensive training

  • Ongoing Support:

    Online operations manual, advanced training, regional training sessions, onsite visits, conference calls, webinars and online tools

  • National Branding and Marketing Support:

    TV spots, radio ads, direct mail, digital advertising and marketing collateral

Passion with a purpose

Our mantra at Anytime Fitness is “People. Purpose. Profits. Play.” In this fast-growing industry, it'ss more important than ever to find a franchise opportunity you truly believe in. We're committed to transforming lives and improving the self-esteem of the world, and we're excited to help you join us.

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2002 (20 years)
# of employees at HQ
380
Where seeking

This company is seeking new franchisees throughout the US.

This company is seeking new franchisees worldwide.

# of Units
4,904 (as of 2021)

Franchisor Information

Corporate Address
111 Weir Dr.
Woodbury, MN 55125

Information for Franchisees

Here’s what you need to know if you’re interested in opening a Anytime Fitness franchise.

Financial Requirements & Ongoing Fees

Here’s what you can expect to spend to start the business and what ongoing fees the franchisor charges throughout the life of the business.

Initial Franchise Fee
$42,500
Initial Investment
$381,575 - $783,897
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$175,000
Veteran Incentives
$2,500-$7,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
$699/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee
$600/mo.
Term of Agreement
5 years
Is franchise term renewable?
Yes

Financing Options

Some franchisors offer in-house financing, while others have relationships with third-party financing sources to which they refer qualified franchisees.

Third Party Financing
Anytime Fitness has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: franchise fee, startup costs, equipment, inventory, accounts receivable, payroll

Training & Support Offered

Franchisors offer initial training programs and a variety of ongoing support options to help franchisees run their businesses.

On-The-Job Training
15-25 hours
Classroom Training
61 hours
Additional Training
Ongoing training
Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings & Conventions
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Online Support
Security & Safety Procedures
Lease Negotiation
Field Operations
Site Selection
Proprietary Software
Franchisee Intranet Platform
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Templates
National Media
Regional Advertising
Social Media
SEO
Website Development
Email Marketing
Loyalty Program/App

Operations

Additional details about running this franchise.

Is absentee ownership allowed?
No
Can this franchise be run from home/mobile unit?
No
Can this franchise be run part time?
No
# of employees required to run
-1
Are exclusive territories available?
Yes

Franchise 500 Ranking History

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Updated: February 8th, 2021