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Anytime Fitness to aggressively expand in US state

Franchise chain Anytime Fitness plans to open more than 65 gyms in the US state of Alabama within the next three years.

There are currently 31 Anytime Fitness gyms in the southeastern state, with developments planned for the Birmingham and Auburn area in the next 12 months. Other target areas include Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery.

Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the gyms will be equipped with strength and cardio equipment, and offer personal training sessions and small group programmes.

“We're not looking to simply grow a franchise brand," said Chuck Runyon, Anytime Fitness co-founder and chief executive. "We're looking to grow and help individuals reach their specific goals and achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle.

“We're searching for local entrepreneurs who share our passion for building relationships and helping others so that we can achieve that vision in communities across the state.”

Anytime Fitness has more than 3,500 gyms serving nearly 3 million members worldwide.

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Franchise chain Anytime Fitness plans to open more than 65 gyms in the US state of Alabama within the next three years.
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EHFF 2019
The sixth European Health & Fitness Forum (EHFF), will take place on 3 April 2019 in Cologne, Germany, the day before the start of FIBO. HCM gives a sneak preview
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Supplier showcase
With a new update coming out in 2019, Myzone is trailblazing in the fitness wearables market
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Retention
Getting retention right is the key to success in gyms with memberships. Paul Bedford has turned retention into a science. We share case studies and top tips from the latest retention research
Features
Group Exercise
We look at the current group exercise landscape and ask what’s likely to be trending in the year ahead, as well as tactics club operators can use to improve their results
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Conference Report
The recent Power Plate RISE event (Retention, Insights, Solutions, Engagement) brought together research, expertise and practical solutions, supported by industry speakers Dr Paul Bedford, retention specialist and David Minton, CEO of The Leisure Database Company (TLDC)
Features
Retail
Years ago, gym retail meant a small selection of basic products sold behind a counter. Now retail can turn more profit more than anywhere else in the gym, with opportunities in activewear, supplements and specialised gym equipment. We look at what’s working according to three industry experts
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Wellness
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People
We’re seeing more big box gyms opening boutique-style offerings within their clubs. The question is, can they be good at delivering one thing when they have all the other gym operations to deliver? Because let’s be honest – if they can do that, our concept is in trouble!
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In London, people are familiar with the boutique concept, but elsewhere it’s still relatively new, so initially it was a challenge to educate people in Manchester about our benefits, when they were used to paying budget club prices
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As an operator, you need to pick your price point and do what you can for that, but do it really well. We have great quality facilities, but what we offer isn’t luxury
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Featured supplier: EXF supports Third Space to create London’s largest functional training space at The Yard
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