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Mark Daly | National Media Director
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40 Under 40: Stacy Anderson, CMO of Anytime Fitness

3/21/2014 | Since 2012 Anderson has been a critical force for Anytime's brand presence. Under her direction, Anytime Fitness saw its largest single-day sales in company history! Learn more fun facts and watch a video below.

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Anytime Fitness is Fast and Serious

3/1/2014 | Chuck Runyon talks ROEI - Return on emotional investment. Franchise Times ranks Anytime Fitness #7 on the Fast and Serious list for March 2014.

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Anytime Fitness + Roark Capital

3/3/2014 | Roark Capital Group has made an equity investment in Anytime Fitness. This newfound partnership will accelerate Anytime's global growth while still maintaing corporate culture.

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Boston Business Journal Talks Expansion in MA

2/19/2014 | With urban health clubs on the rise, Anytime Fitness sees potential for growth in downtown areas such as Chicago and Boston. Massachusetts, here we come!

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Wellness at Work

2/7/2014 | Star Tribune takes a look at "worksite wellness" and why it works. With more than $1.3 trillion lost in productivity nationally each year, companies are joining ranks to promote physical activity for their bottom lines.

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Anytime Fitness 2014 Weight of the Union Report

1/30/2014 | For the fourth year in a row, we’ve compiled a comprehensive “Weight of the Union” report. This year’s report is based on an in-depth survey of more than 1,000 Americans.

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Forbes Profiles Anytime Fitness Father-Son Team

1/28/2014 | When father and son business partners Roger and Chad Aaron discuss “working out” issues in their company, they aren’t speaking figuratively – the duo co-own 13 Anytime Fitness clubs and have spent the last nine years mixing work and family and navigating Boomer/Millennial differences as they build their gym empire.

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Entrepreneur Ranks Anytime Fitness #1 on "Franchise 500" List

12/19/2013 | We are proud to announce that Anytime Fitness is ranked #1 on Entrepreneur magazine’s prestigious 2014 "Franchise 500" list, surpassing every other franchise in the world, including well-known franchises like Subway, McDonald’s, and Pizza Hut.

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Anytime Fitness Will Reimburse Your Running Man Tattoo

10/4/2013 | Chief Marketing Officer Stacy Anderson talks about the Anytime Fitness tattoo reimbursement program with CBS affiliate WCCO radio.

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Not Your Average Fitness Marketing

10/1/2013 | Anytime Fitness gets a nod for its off-the-wall advertising. Street buzz comes from thinking outside the box.

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Middle Market, Far From Mediocre

10/1/2013 | Anytime Fitness is The Middle Market's monthly highlight. Read why AF is top of its class.

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Tattoos, Tattoos, Tattoos

9/27/2013 | Good Morning America tells the legacy of the "Running Man" tattoo.

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Taking a Stand for Health Care

9/9/2013 | Anytime Fitness is working across the isle to help see state legislature pass health club incentives.

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The Netflix of Gyms?

8/13/2013 | Not exactly. CEO Chuck Runyon talks with Forbes about engaging people both in the gym and online.

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Meet the World's Fastest Growing Fitness Chain

7/31/2013 | Anytime Fitness lacks many of the traditional trappings of your local gym, and yet it is growing by leaps and bounds. A look at its recipe for success.

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Can Gyms Turn Pounds Into Dollars?

7/23/2013 | The obesity epidemic in the U.S. continues to plague the country's well-being, but Anytime Fitness is turning the fight against expanding waistlines into big business. Chuck Runyon, co-founder and CEO, joins MoneyBeat to discuss the growth in the fitness industry.

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Anytime Fitness Grows Into Global Franchise

7/23/2013 | Anytime Fitness CEO and Co-founder Chuck Runyon is featured on Fox Business to discuss the franchising success of his co-ed fitness concept and the expected growth internationally.

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Still World's #1 Fastest-growing Fitness Company

7/11/2013 | Adding 260 new fitness clubs in 2012, Anytime Fitness holds its title for the 6th year running. IRHSA also names Anytime Fitness #2 in revenue and #3 in membership.

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Chuck Runyon on Leadership Transparency in Huffington Post

6/27/2013 | How can business leaders be human in an era of transparency? Runyon talks about leveraging tools for better communication and culture.

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We Love Veterans, and Veterans Love Us

6/21/2013 | Franchising Today's fourth annual survey lists Anytime Fitness as a top VetFran partner. Anytime Fitness is proud to have more than 15% veteran-owned franchised units.

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Uncovering Anytime Fitness' World-wide Appeal

6/11/2013 | Club Solutions Magazine talks with John Kersh, vice president of international development, on bringing a brand to the global stage.

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Anytime Fitness' Third Annual "Weight of the Union" Address

2/13/2013 | Anytime Fitness Releases its 2013 Weight of the Union Report

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Anytime Fitness Rises as One of the Most Promising Companies

2/6/2013 | #14 Ranking in Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies List

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Ranking in the Top 10 Franchises for 2013

1/8/2013 | #6 Ranking in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List

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How to Make Exercise Pay Off

12/29/2012 | “Get fit" bill would offer tax incentives for health club dues. Exercise is medicine. Anytime Fitness leads the way by partnering with legislation, insurance companies, and other fitness clubs.

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Anytime Fitness Outpaces McDonald’s, Subway to 2K Locations

12/4/2012 | Anytime Fitness opens its 2,000th club. Stacked against other franchises, Anytime Fitness hits this milestone in half the time.

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Co-founders of Anytime Fitness Buy Waxing Chain

11/27/2012 | Anytime Fitness founders are bringing Waxing the City to life. This new franchise goes a step further to deliver personal wellbeing.

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No Excuses! Anytime Fitness Member is an Inspiration

11/21/2012 | A member from Chicago shows us there are no excuses by her ability to exercise without arms or legs.

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Anytime Fitness: The Fastest-Growing Club

8/21/2012 | Twin Cities Business reveals the path of a startup fitness franchise. What was first a brand new 24/7 model is now the world’s fastest growing fitness club.

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Chuck Runyon Talks About Mistakes and Good Decisions

6/9/2012 | Franchise Chatter sits down with Anytime Fitness CEO, Chuck Runyon, after the 10 year anniversary of Anytime Fitness to get his take of what mistakes have been made and what has lead to the company's overwhelming success.

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Lately, Anytime Fitness Is Newsworthy All the Time

5/23/2012 | Inspired by the appearance of the Anytime Fitness co-founders on the TV show Secret Millionaire, the Behind the Scenes blog of ClubIndustry.com shares how the company, it's co-founders, and it's employees go above and beyond all the time.

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Four Rules for Tattoo-level Brand Loyalty

5/21/2012 | In this Fast Company article, Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon explains the difference between being a profitable business and being a business that inspires a movement so great that people are willing to show their loyalty—permanently.

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Anytime Fitness Owner Offers Kidney to Client

5/14/2012 | A local NBC station in Irmo, South Carolina reports on the great customer service of Anytime Fitness owner, Radley West, as she gave one of her kidneys to a member of her club.

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Exercise is Hard, but It's Worth It — So Get Going

4/4/2012 | Ellen Warren of the Chicago Tribune sits down with Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon to talk about his book, "Working Out Sucks," how about how much working out really does suck.

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The ‘Not So Secret’ Millionaires

3/30/2012 | Anytime Fitness co-founders undergo a 'life-altering' experience and shine as perfect example of the positive effect of the reality TV show, Secret Millionaire, as their behind-the-scenes story is told in this article by IHRSA.

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Working Out in the Early Hours

3/19/2012 | Night owls, insomniacs, shift workers and other denizens of the dark are finding less need to fit their workout time into the nine-to-five world.

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Are You an Owner or a Leader?

2/29/2012 | Chuck Runyon explains why the fitness industry needs more engaged leaders, not just smart business owners.
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Fitness, Family and Franchising

2/27/2012 | Canadian Business Franchise article reports how Anytime Fitness helped Brian Bazely and his family strike the perfect balance.

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Words of Wellness: 'Working Out Sucks'

2/27/2012 | FOX News Q&A with Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon about the new book "Working Out Sucks!"

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How I Lost 132 Pounds

2/19/2012 | Woman's Day article features the success story of Anytime Fitness member Lori Yates.

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Employees Get Paid to Exercise, While Some Pay to Sit Out

2/14/2012 | U.S. News & World Report features fitness reimbursement stats from our annual "Weight of the Union."

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Club Solutions Magazine

1/30/2012 | Feature article about the new book co-authored by Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon, "Working Out Sucks!"

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Working Out Sucks...But It Doesn’t Have To

1/15/2012 | Dr. Pam Peeke provides an overview of the book "Working Out Sucks!"

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Anytime Fitness Honored as "Top Global Franchise"

11/11/2011 | Entrepreneur magazine and CNNMoney recognize world’s fastest-growing fitness franchise.

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Anytime Fitness Honors the Best of the Best

10/10/2011 | World-Record Holder and Top Franchisee among those Honored at Annual Conference.

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Anytime Fitness Opens 100th Australian Club

10/5/2011 | International Expansion Accelerates for Fastest-Growing Fitness Franchise.

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Win-Win: Dropping 110 Pounds

10/4/2011 | Dr. Pamela Peeke shares the amazing story of Betty Lou Sweeney and her world record.

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Permanent Records

10/4/2011 | Tattoos provide a way for athletes to mark an accomplishment or transformation.

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71-­Year Old Anytime Fitness Member Breaks the Guinness World Record

9/28/2011 | Betty Lou Sweeney Endures Nearly 37 Minutes of Abdominal Planking.

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How Biggest Loser's Tara Costa Keeps Off Pounds

9/20/2011 | Learn how the Anytime Fitness spokesperson stays in shape when Jillian Michaels isn't coaching her.

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Strength Training for Pregnant Women Appears Okay

9/6/2011 | It's no longer news that working out during pregnancy is not just harmless, but helpful.

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Anytime Fitness Lands NBC Reality Star

8/25/2011 | Anytime Fitness Inc. has signed reality star Tara Costa as company spokesperson.

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Study Finds Resistance Training in First Trimester of Pregnancy Beneficial to Mother and Child

8/17/2011 | "F.I.T.T." principle helps expectant mothers improve muscular strength and endurance.

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Anytime Fitness Fans Show Their Passion

7/1/2011 | Anytime Fitness staff love the brand so much that more than 500 have gotten a logo tattoo.

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Anytime Fitness Honored as One of Minnesota's Top Workplaces of 2011

6/20/2011 | Co-Founders Receive Special Leadership Award in Small Business Category.

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10 Great Franchise Bets

6/1/2011 | Anytime Fitness makes CNN Money's annual list of top-performing franchises.

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Anytime Fitness Is Giving Away Hundreds Of Free Memberships

5/19/2011 | Winners Who Applied for “Scholarships” Come From All Walks of Life.

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Four Easy Fitness Tips For A Red-Hot Bikini Body

5/19/2011 | 70% of Americans would rather go to the dentist or do their taxes than go swimsuit shopping.

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Anytime Health Goes Mobile With iPhone Application

5/17/2011 | iPhone App Lets Users Track Diet and Fitness Anywhere, Anytime.

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Swimsuit shopping? No thanks! Americans would rather go to the dentist or do taxes.

4/20/2011 | National Survey Finds Men and Women Not Prepared for Swimsuit Season.

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Anytime Fitness Weight of the Union Report

2/4/2011 | Late Night Workouts, Getting Paid to Workout, and Online Health Tracking Among Key Trends

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