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Anytime Fitness is a Top 3 Discount Gym
06/20/2015 | There may be new kids on the street, but Anytime Fitness has continually showed value in price and overall member experience. Read why this chain appeals to so many, and what we're doing outside the club.
StarTribune's Honors Anytime Fitness Co-Founders with Top Leadership Award
06/15/2015 | Top company values include communication, alignment and trust. See why our leaders share the power!
Anytime Fitness Featured in the Hartford as Top Small Business
06/11/2015 | What's the best option for small business owners today? With a low startup cost and big time flexibility, it's easy to see why Anytime Fitness is at the top of this list.
Anytime Fitness Takes Home Gold in Minnesota Business Magazine's Top 100
06/02/2015 | The 2015 100 Best Companies to Work For is out. And the gold winner for best large company is... Anytime Fitness! Read about our corporate staffers and find out how we stay ahead of the curve!
Minnesotan To Meet: Chuck Runyon, CEO At Anytime Fitness
06/02/2015 | WCCO uncovers our deep Minnesota roots. Find out why we work hard and play hard in this video with Chuck. "You’ll have energy to do more with family and friends."
The UK Hosts its Fourth Annual Anytime Fitness Conference
06/02/2015 | "Harder, Faster, Better, Stronger" was the theme of the UK's fourth annual conference. With more than 200 in attendance during this two-day event, it's safe to call it a success. Make a Wish Foundation was chosen as this year's charity partner.
Arlington Native Featured on Woman's Day Magazine
05/20/2015 | Meet Tallena Johnson. She lost more than 100 lbs by walking, thanks in part to Anytime Fitness. Read more about her journey, and how she almost missed her call up to the big leagues!
Franchisee Featured on the Cover of GI Jobs
05/18/2015 | Aaron Spears served in the Marine Corps for six years. He made the leap to become an Anytime Fitness owner, and it's been full steam ahead ever since. Aaron notes the low monthly franchise dues, flexible staffed hours, and great military discount as big factors in his decision.
Free Outdoor Workouts in May
04/06/2015 | Anytime Fitness will be offering free outdoor workouts nationwide in city parks. Stop back to the website to see the full list to plan your workouts in May!
Working Out Around the Clock
03/14/2015 | Whatever your work hours, there's no room for excuses when the gym's open 24/7. Take it from Dan Nowlan, who exercises on the graveyard shift.
Why Millennials Are Becoming Franchisees
03/14/2015 | Author Jason Daley digs into why the younger generation is filling out the franchise industry, including the interesting partnerships between Millennial kids and their Boomer parents opening up Anytime Fitness clubs around the country.
Anytime Fitness Helps Military Veterans Open Their Own Gyms
03/13/2015 | Anytime Fitness is partnering with Tee It Up for the Troops, a Minnesota-based non-profit serving military veterans and their families, to help military veterans open their own Anytime Fitness franchises.
Teaming Up to Help Veterans Open Businesses
03/09/2015 | Anytime Fitness and Tee It Up for the Troops will launch a national initiative today to help military veterans open their own gyms and provide additional employment opportunities for fellow veterans.
How Does Customer Love Start?
02/26/2015 | Brand Evangelist Jack Mackey explains how Anytime Fitness CEO nails down the concept of top-down culture.
Anytime Fitness Touts Member's Huge Weight Loss
12/30/2014 | Anytime Fitness member Mark Bryant's huge weight loss has given him a new lease on life.
Half Their Size! How One Man Lost 264 Lbs. – the Healthy Way
12/25/2014 | Mark Bryant's journey to losing more than half his size began with a simple Google search.
Inspiring others: Dixon native's weight loss a transformation
12/15/2014 | Former college basketball star now owns gym in Idaho.
Anytime Fitness Appoints John Pindred As New CFO
11/6/2014 | Anytime Fitness, LLC, the world's largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness club franchisor, has appointed John Pindred as its new Chief Financial Officer
Survivor Flexes a Muscle
10/18/2014 | Sun Prairie woman shares breast cancer triumph
Snow, Ice and Maybe Profit for Small Businesses
10/15/2014 | What do you do in the midst of mountains of snow? If you're like some small business owners you try to profit from it.
Anytime Fitness Looks Past Body Image In National Campaign
10/8/2014 | New Ads Feature Pudgy Parents, Graying Boomers
Chuck Runyon: Anytime Fitness - Being Number One
9/30/2014 | At the helm of a company that is driving the health and well-being revolution across the globe, Chuck Runyon, Chief Executive Office of Anytime Fitness has all of the attributes of a highly animated and enthusiastic pioneer.
VetFran Member Anytime Fitness Announced “Operation HeartFirst”
9/19/2014 | On September 14th, VetFran member Anytime Fitness announced “Operation HeartFirst” during its annual conference in Scottsdale, AZ,.
Anytime Fitness Unveils Glassy Woodbury HQ Renderings
8/20/2014 | Anytime Fitness released images of its new corporate campus as it gets ready to break ground on the Woodbury headquarters building.
Led by Anytime, Minnesota is Home to Fastest Growing Athletic Clubs
7/18/2014 | Anytime Fitness of Hastings added more gyms than any other club in 2013 and also ranked second in terms of revenue growth, according to recently published numbers from International Health, Racquet, & Sport Association, a trade group for athletic clubs.
20,000 Reasons to Get in Shape
7/17/2014 | Tammy Landeen is greeted at her local Anytime Fitness with 2 checks for $10,000 each.
Entrepreneur: #1 Franchise of the Year Reimburses Tattoos
7/15/2014 | No joke. Anytime Fitness reimburses anyone who gets a tattoo and shares their "Anytime Story" of overcoming an obstacle or achieving a goal.
BBC: Would You Get a Tattoo of a Company Logo?
7/15/2014 | Do you love a company so much that you would get a tattoo of its logo? And what would that say about you and the firm in question?
3 Do’s and Don'ts for Franchisees
7/15/2014 | So you think you can franchise? Good luck--your application has a better shot at getting accepted into Princeton, or Harvard for that matter.
'Diets Will Never Work—Weight Loss Has to be a Lifestyle Change'
7/11/2014 | You'll be so inspired by how Kathleen Ross managed to drop an astonishing 229 pounds.
Anytime Fitness is Featured in Bloomberg Businessweek as "Fastest Growing Fitness Club"
7/10/2014 | Anytime Fitness is the world's fastest-growing fitness club for the seventh consecutive year, according to new data released by The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
Local Vet Wins 20k from Anytime Fitness
7/9/2014 | A Santa Rosa County veteran's story of fitness and recovery has won her the "My Anytime Story" grand prize.
Should You Buy a Franchise?
6/19/2014 | Anytime Fitness owner Brian Kleinschmidt discusses the advantages of owning a franchise and how it has impacted is family, friends and members.
Anytime Fitness Ranked #1 Place to Work in 2014
6/5/2014 | For thee consecutive years Anytime Fitness has taken home the Gold Award for best place to work, ranked by Minnesota Business Magazine.
Anytime Fitness Opens 100th UK Franchise
5/30/2014 | Founded in the USA in 2002 and with 2,500 gyms in 16 countries, the fitness club chain is planning on having 200 outlets open in the UK within the next two years.
Perfect Time to Expand Internationally: Anytime Fitness
5/30/14 | Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness, explains the group's international expansion and claims it has one of the most franchisee-friendly models in the business.
Anytime Fitness in Spain for Company's 2,500th Club
5/28/2014 | Anytime Fitness CEO and co-founder Chuck Runyon was on hand Tuesday in Madrid, Spain, for the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the Hastings, MN-based company's 2,500th club.
Forbes | The Best and Worst Franchises in America
5/27/2014 | Forbes ranks Anytime Fitness as the 5th best franchise in America.
Anytime Fitness Social Contest Hits Evangelical Nerve
5/20/2014 | When Anytime Fitness kicked off its “My Anytime Story” contest a few weeks ago, all CMO Stacey Anderson expected was that 500 or so of the chain’s most diehard exercisers would enter, generating nice internal buzz for its 2,200 clubs.
Woman Ditches Diets, Loses 160 Pounds
4/22/2014 | Teena Henson's "journey to life" began with a newspaper ad.
Disabled Man Rides Scooter 17 Miles a Day to Work Out
4/11/2014 | Anytime Fitness Summer Bay raises money for Ed Phillips.
Cut the Fat on Gym Costs 'Anytime'
4/8/2014 | Anytime Fitness Co-Founder Chuck Runyon discusses how his company’s shaking up the fitness model. He speaks with Trish Regan on Bloomberg Television’s “Street Smart.”
Small to Big: Anytime Fitness
4/3/2014 | The story of how Anytime Fitness became one of the fastest growing franchises.
Anytime Fitness Named One of the "50 Top Franchisees for Veterans"
6/23/2014 | For five years in a row, Anytime Fitness has been honored as one of the "50 Top Franchisees for Veterans" by WorldFranchising.com and published in USA Today. Read the feature article and see the complete list below.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Anytime Fitness to build new HQ in Woodbury
1/3/2014 | Anytime Fitness Inc. has acquired a 38-acre site in Woodbury, where it plans to build a new corporate campus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tattoos, Tattoos, Tattoos
9/27/2013 | Good Morning America tells the legacy of the "Running Man" tattoo.
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.
The Netflix of Gyms?
8/13/2013 | Not exactly. CEO Chuck Runyon talks with Forbes about engaging people both in the gym and online.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anytime Fitness' Third Annual "Weight of the Union" Address
2/13/2013 | Anytime Fitness Releases its 2013 Weight of the Union Report
Anytime Fitness Rises as One of the Most Promising Companies
2/6/2013 | #14 Ranking in Forbes' America's Most Promising Companies List
Ranking in the Top 10 Franchises for 2013
1/8/2013 | #6 Ranking in Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 List
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!"
How I Lost 132 Pounds
2/19/2012 | Woman's Day article features the success story of Anytime Fitness member Lori Yates.
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."
Club Solutions Magazine
1/30/2012 | Feature article about the new book co-authored by Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon, "Working Out Sucks!"
Working Out Sucks...But It Doesn’t Have To
1/15/2012 | Dr. Pam Peeke provides an overview of the book "Working Out Sucks!"
Anytime Fitness Honored as "Top Global Franchise"
11/11/2011 | Entrepreneur magazine and CNNMoney recognize world’s fastest-growing fitness franchise.
Anytime Fitness Honors the Best of the Best
10/10/2011 | World-Record Holder and Top Franchisee among those Honored at Annual Conference.
Anytime Fitness Opens 100th Australian Club
10/5/2011 | International Expansion Accelerates for Fastest-Growing Fitness Franchise.
Win-Win: Dropping 110 Pounds
10/4/2011 | Dr. Pamela Peeke shares the amazing story of Betty Lou Sweeney and her world record.
10/4/2011 | Tattoos provide a way for athletes to mark an accomplishment or transformation.
71-Year Old Anytime Fitness Member Breaks the Guinness World Record
9/28/2011 | Betty Lou Sweeney Endures Nearly 37 Minutes of Abdominal Planking.
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.
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.
Anytime Fitness Lands NBC Reality Star
8/25/2011 | Anytime Fitness Inc. has signed reality star Tara Costa as company spokesperson.
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.
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.
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.
10 Great Franchise Bets
6/1/2011 | Anytime Fitness makes CNN Money's annual list of top-performing franchises.
Anytime Fitness Is Giving Away Hundreds Of Free Memberships
5/19/2011 | Winners Who Applied for “Scholarships” Come From All Walks of Life.
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.
Anytime Health Goes Mobile With iPhone Application
5/17/2011 | iPhone App Lets Users Track Diet and Fitness Anywhere, Anytime.
Anytime Fitness Weight of the Union Report
2/4/2011 | Late Night Workouts, Getting Paid to Workout, and Online Health Tracking Among Key Trends
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.