PHILADELPHIA, March 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Anytime
Fitness, the world's fastest-growing fitness franchise, recently
announced plans to introduce over 25 new gyms in targeted areas
throughout Pennsylvania. The
community-focused brand will ramp up growth through strategic
franchise partnerships and aims to open the new locations within
the next three years.
Currently, there are nearly 80 thriving Anytime Fitness
locations open throughout the state. Kickstarting this Pennsylvania development push have been two
recent gym openings in Philadelphia, three throughout the Pittsburgh
area, and one in Bradford. With an
open real estate market, multiple successful existing franchisees,
and a favorable competitive landscape, Pennsylvania is an obvious and attractive area
for continued growth. Specifically, the world's leading fitness
brand is looking for motivated franchise partners to develop new
locations throughout Philadelphia,
Pittsburgh, Altoona, Scranton, and Allentown – all through single or multi-unit
Finding success in Pennsylvania
are multi-unit operators Larry
Appell and David Sabo who
joined the franchise system in 2013 and now own more than 20
Anytime Fitness gyms, three of which are open and operating in
Pennsylvania. The duo also owns
eight additional licenses across the state with recent lease
signings in Clearfield and
"We believe in the customer-oriented approach to the fitness
industry that Anytime Fitness embodies. Many other boutique
facilities under-service their customers through limited
engagement, limited services, etc. whereas we believe there is an
obligation to our members to help guide them to achieve their
health and wellness goals," said Sabo. "We're in the people
business, building connections in our communities, and we're seeing
tremendous success with the support of the franchise team."
The franchise development team at the corporate headquarters of
Anytime Fitness (in Woodbury, MN)
are looking for other qualified franchisees who share Sabo's desire
to help others.
"With proof of concept in the region and a neighborhood-focused
culture that resonates perfectly with the supportive atmosphere of
our gyms, we're posed for explosive growth throughout the state,"
said Tom Gilles, Director of Sales
and Real Estate for Self Esteem Brands, "Growing our presence in
Pennsylvania provides an
opportunity to build on our existing success while welcoming new
franchisees looking to create a supportive gym community that helps
members achieve their health and wellness goals."
When members join one Anytime Fitness gym, they gain access to
all 4,800 Anytime Fitness gyms worldwide, at no extra cost.
Gyms are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are
equipped with state-of-the-art strength training and cardio
equipment, personal training sessions, and small group programs.
Through support and guidance from trainers and staff, and
encouragement from a community of members, Anytime Fitness aims to
motivate individuals, no matter where they live or their physical
"We're not looking to simply grow a franchise brand – we're
looking to grow and help individuals reach their specific goals and
achieve a healthy, happy lifestyle," said Chuck Runyon, co-founder and CEO Anytime
Fitness. "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."
For more information on the Anytime Fitness franchise
opportunity, visit www.anytimefitness.com/franchise or call (800)
Interested franchisees who purchase Pennsylvania territories prior to the end of
March 2020 will receive a 25 percent
discount on the franchise fee, a $10,000 savings on a single territory purchase.
Additionally, those who sign prior to March
27 will receive almost $5,000
in free equipment to help get off the ground and running in
furnishing their new facilities.
About Anytime Fitness
For 12 consecutive years,
Anytime Fitness has been the fastest-growing gym franchise in the
world, averaging 300 new gyms per year while serving 4,000,000
members at 4,800 gyms on all seven continents. Open 24 hours a day,
365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its
members with convenient fitness options and friendly, personal
service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality
exercise equipment. Anytime Fitness gyms are now open in nearly 40
countries. All franchised gyms are individually owned and
operated. Join one gym and use them all. For more
information about Anytime Fitness and its franchise opportunities,
please visit www.anytimefitness.com.
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