Anytime Fitness

Anytime Fitness

Fitness centers
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2021 Franchise 500 Rank
#30 Ranked #22 last year
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Initial investment
$73K - $694K
Units as of 2021
4,904 20.2% over 3 years

Company Overview

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.

About Anytime Fitness

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

While building the franchise, we understood that consumers were looking for convenience and affordability. This knowledge led to the development of a 24-hour, co-ed fitness franchise. The integration of proprietary access software, security and surveillance technology allows owners to operate safe and secure clubs with greatly reduced staffing needs. The exclusive access system allows a club to be open on a 24- hour basis.

Nearly a million people join health clubs each year, pushing membership to 41.3 million people nationwide. This number is likely to grow as more people commit to an active lifestyle, often spurred by the increasing number of corporate wellness programs and health insurance incentives.

Since our founding in 2002, we have maintained robust growth rates. Over 2,500 clubs have opened in all 50 states and internationally. As the world's largest, and fastest growing, 24 hour, co-ed fitness franchise, we continue to break records and receive industry recognition.

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Affordability and Sustainability

Ranked as one of the top low-cost franchise options, club owners tend to experience a return on their investment at a faster pace than other businesses.
Both our initial franchise fee and ongoing monthly fees are extremely affordable, lowering the barrier of entry for club ownership. Based on your budget and cash flow, your upfront costs can be minimized by leasing equipment and spreading your build-out costs into your monthly lease. Not only do we have a proven purpose but we also possess passion. The industry accolades we’ve received are a testament to that passion.

  • Entrepreneur ranks Anytime Fitness #2 in the “2015 Entrepreneur Franchise 500”
  • Forbes ranks Anytime Fitness one of its “10 Best Franchises in America”
  • CNN Money honored Anytime Fitness as one of “10 Great Franchise Bets”

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Support: Anytime

From startup to marketing, the training never stops. Our franchise coaches and other corporate staff are continually developing new and exciting ways to support you. We strive to answer all your questions and provide you with the information necessary to make an informed decision about becoming an Anytime Fitness franchisee.

  • 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

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Passion with a Purpose

Our mantra at Anytime Fitness is “Passion. Purpose. Profit. Play.” We feel that not only are you investing in a fast-growing industry but you’re also taking part in something to truly believe in. We’re transforming lives and building strong relationships every single day.

Not Even a Pandemic Could Stop This Fitness Franchise Owner

Franchising Overview

Franchising Since
2002 (19 years)
# of employees at HQ
250
# 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
$25,000 - $42,500
Initial Investment
$73,259 - $693,917
Net Worth Requirement
$350,000
Cash Requirement
$160,000
Veteran Incentives
$2,500-$7,500 off franchise fee
Royalty Fee
$449-$699/mo.
Ad Royalty Fee
$300-600/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?
Yes
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

Compare where Anytime Fitness landed on this year’s Franchise 500 Ranking versus previous years.

Additional Rankings

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Ranked #30

Franchise 500 Ranking

Ranked #10

Fastest-Growing Franchises

Ranked #10

Top Global Franchises

Ranked #16

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Updated: February 8th, 2021