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Anytime Fitness to expand into Europe and Japan

US-based franchise Anytime Fitness has announced a number of deals that will see the chain expand into Benelux and Japan, as well as into the UK and Ireland as previously reported in Leisure Opportunities.

A master franchise agreement has been signed with Petro Hameleers of the Netherlands, involving plans for 150 clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next 10 years.

Hameleers - already a club owner as well as a physical therapist, and with more than 15 years' experience in the fitness industry - says his first Anytime Fitness club could open as early as January 2011.

Meanwhile projections are for 300 new clubs to open in Japan over the next 10 years, where a consortium led by Toru Yamazaki - former CEO of Megalos, the fifth largest health club chain in Japan (and a subsidiary of Japanese corporate giant Nomura Real Estate Group) - has taken on the master franchise.

The company, Fast Fitness Japan, will now do business as Anytime Fitness Japan. Anytime Fitness expects to open its 2,000th club by the end of next year.

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US-based franchise Anytime Fitness has announced a number of deals that will see the chain expand into Benelux and Japan, as well as into the UK and Ireland as previously reported in Leisure Opportunities.
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Retention
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Anytime Fitness to expand into Europe and Japan

US-based franchise Anytime Fitness has announced a number of deals that will see the chain expand into Benelux and Japan, as well as into the UK and Ireland as previously reported in Leisure Opportunities.

A master franchise agreement has been signed with Petro Hameleers of the Netherlands, involving plans for 150 clubs in Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg over the next 10 years.

Hameleers - already a club owner as well as a physical therapist, and with more than 15 years' experience in the fitness industry - says his first Anytime Fitness club could open as early as January 2011.

Meanwhile projections are for 300 new clubs to open in Japan over the next 10 years, where a consortium led by Toru Yamazaki - former CEO of Megalos, the fifth largest health club chain in Japan (and a subsidiary of Japanese corporate giant Nomura Real Estate Group) - has taken on the master franchise.

The company, Fast Fitness Japan, will now do business as Anytime Fitness Japan. Anytime Fitness expects to open its 2,000th club by the end of next year.

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US-based franchise Anytime Fitness has announced a number of deals that will see the chain expand into Benelux and Japan, as well as into the UK and Ireland as previously reported in Leisure Opportunities.
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Strength training
You may be able to help your members and customers avoid or reverse osteoporosis by encouraging weight bearing activities, as Liz Terry reports
Features
Member payments
It’s essential for clubs that the payment process is as easy to use as possible. HCM caught up with some of the leading member payment services to find out how they’re helping clubs
Features
ukactive
Following the ActiveLab Live! finale at the recent Active Uprising conference, we take a look at startups that are using technology to help people become healthier and more active
Features
Asia
Over 300 fitness executives gathered in Singapore recently for the World Fit Summit. HCM’s Steph Eaves attended to chat with CEO and founder Ross Campbell and find out more about the industry in Asia
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Flooring
With the increase in popularity of functional training, the floor is increasingly becoming a piece of equipment in itself. Kath Hudson investigates
Features
Statistics
The fitness market in Europe is entering a new phase of growth according to the European Health & Fitness Market Report 2019 by EuropeActive and Deloitte. HCM reports
Features
Retention
Are you optimising HIIT for your members, or are they put off by the pain? Abigail Harris looks at research into ways to better support members towards a positive outcome
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There’s no one thing that will fix your member retention, but clarity of mission, a strong culture and an eye for data will drive significant change. Kate Cracknell reports from this year’s Retention Convention
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Dirk Van Der Flier

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We want to develop the next generation of health and wellbeing centres, offering a mix of clinical, physical and emotional wellbeing services
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Promotional Feature
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Technology is shaping the way we do fitness. Personal trainers seek the latest innovations to elevate their business services. Electro-muscle stimulation (EMS) takes fitness technology to a whole new level, using the best of technology to ensure faster results compared to any other workout
Job search
POST YOUR JOB
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Collaboration, not aggregation, is the message
MoveGB is a collaboration-based platform, but being a platform, one of the common worries we hear from our partners is about loss of customer ownership.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Solent University’s brand new Sports Centre receives high performance flooring and functional rig solutions from EXF
Leading bespoke fitness equipment manufacturer, EXF Fitness has recently completed an installation project at Solent University in Southampton.
Opinion
promotion
Member retention is a growing problem for long-established gym chains, who are battling the growing budget and boutique gym market.
Opinion: Are you trying to beat budget gyms at their own game?
Video Gallery
Harlands Group testimonial
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Harlands Group - Testimonial from 'Simply Gym'. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
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Merrithew™ enriches the lives of others with responsible exercise modalities and innovative, multidisciplinary fitness offerings ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Locking solutions
Ojmar: Locking solutions
Exercise equipment
Matrix Fitness: Exercise equipment
Skincare
Sothys: Skincare
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Audio visual
Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Professional services
Deloitte UK: Professional services
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Governing body
EMD UK: Governing body
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GymSales: Management software
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions Ltd: Flooring
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
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Diary dates
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