Would You Get a Tattoo of Your Favorite Franchise's Logo? Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise of 2014, is a global, full-service gym with an army of dedicated fans.

By Nina Zipkin

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Even for the most athletically inclined, going to the gym can feel like a chore. But you can tell the devotees of Anytime Fitness, the 24-hour fitness franchise that has the top spot on this year's Franchise 500, from their tattoos of the Anytime Fitness logo.

Seriously. No joke. The company reimburses anyone who gets a tattoo and shares their "Anytime Story" with them, of overcoming an obstacle or achieving a goal.

Related: Why Word-of-Mouth Advertising Will Make Your Fitness Business Strong

Beyond their smart marketing, CEO Chuck Runyon says Anytime Fitness stands by four main priorities that drive its business and employees: family, health, wealth and safety. Runyon oversees more than 2,400 franchise locations around the world, with a projected 1,500 more coming over the next five years.

For more on Anytime Fitness, Entrepreneur Magazine's Franchise of 2014, check out the video above.

Related: 5 Ways Tech Is Forever Changing Fitness Franchises

Nina Zipkin

Entrepreneur Staff

Staff Writer. Covers leadership, media, technology and culture.

Nina Zipkin is a staff writer at Entrepreneur.com. She frequently covers leadership, media, tech, startups, culture and workplace trends.

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