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1,000th club for anytime fitness

US franchise operator Anytime Fitness opened its 1,000th club on 30 January. Located in Wake Village, Texas, the US$240,000, 420sq m club offers Life Fitness and Precor cardio machines and Life Fitness strength equipment.

Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness now has clubs in 46 states, plus Canada and Australia, and almost 600,000 members.

Open 24 hours a day, the clubs charge an average monthly membership of US$35 and offer top-quality exercise equipment – including a wide variety of cardio machines, strength training equipment and free weights – with personal trainers also available by appointment.

“In two or three years, we’ll have at least 2,500 clubs open in the US and another 750 clubs open internationally,” says CEO Jeff Klinger. He also predicts that, by the end of 2009, Anytime Fitness will have more than 30 clubs in Canada, plus its first clubs in Italy and India.

Additional international expansion plans include other European countries, the Middle East and Asia.

The company has sold the franchise territory rights for another 1,500 locations and expects to open its 2,000th club in 2010.

Anytime Fitness’ revenue grew from $2.9m in 2005 to more than $20m in 2008, and Klinger expects the figure to surpass $30m in 2009.

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US franchise operator Anytime Fitness opened its 1,000th club on 30 January. Located in Wake Village, Texas, the US$240,000, 420sq m club offers Life Fitness and Precor cardio machines and Life Fitness strength equipment.
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