Anytime Fitness, the fastest-growing fitness club chain in the world, is showing no signs of slowing down. After opening more than 300 new clubs in the U.S. each of the past two years, the worldwide leader in neighborhood fitness clubs is expanding once again – this time across the Atlantic Ocean into the United Kingdom and Ireland.
“This is groundbreaking news for Anytime Fitness and it represents an important first step in our European expansion strategy,” said John Kersh, VP of International Development for Anytime Fitness.
In addition to its 1,250 U.S. gyms, Anytime Fitness also has nearly 100 clubs now open in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and India. The attainment of a master franchisee agreement for the UK and Ireland, combined with other pending international deals, means that Anytime Fitness could realistically open its 2000th club by the end of next year.