The international fitness franchise has targeted the Quaker state for continual expansion.
Anytime Fitness, the international gym franchise with over 4,800 locations open, serving upward of 4 million members, has plans to expand its Pennsylanvian footprint with 25 additional sites to open within the next three years.
These new locations will join the already 80 Anytime Fitness gyms operating throughout Pennsylvania. The state has been identified for growth on account of its open real estate market, favorable competitive landscape, and multiple successful existing franchisees.
This includes franchisees like multi-unit operators Larry Appell and David Sabo, who joined the Anytime Fitness family in 2013 and now own more than 20 gyms; three of which are open and operating in Pennsylvania.
“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 Anytime Fitness are currently on the lookout for like-minded entrepreneurs who want to take advantage of the success and brand recognition backing the franchise opportunity.
“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.”
Anytime Fitness currently operates on all seven continents, and made history at the start of this year as the first brand to have a presence in every continent, when it launched a gym in Antarctica aboard the Magellan Explorer.
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