Rankings reflect demand for convenience and accessibility
Anytime Fitness is the world’s fastest-growing fitness club for the sixth consecutive year, according to data released by The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA), which annually issues its “Global 25” rankings as a barometer of the fitness industry.
Anytime Fitness added 260 new clubs in 2012, a 15 percent increase over the previous year. The franchise also ranks No. 1 in unit growth over the past five years, opening 1,427 clubs between 2007 and 2012.
Joe Moore, President and CEO of IHRSA, said:
While fitness club memberships decreased 2.3 percent industry-wide last year, Anytime Fitness increased its memberships worldwide from 1.3 million to 1.5 million. The average number of members per Anytime Fitness club open at least one year also increased nearly five percent from 769 to 806 members.
Chuck Runyon, CEO of Anytime Fitness, adds:
Revenue growth matches club and membership growth
Anytime Fitness reports $484 million in system-wide sales in 2012, up $119 million over the year prior, ranking Anytime Fitness No. 2 among all fitness clubs in revenue growth for the past year, according to IHRSA. Anytime Fitness ranks No. 3 in “Revenue Growth” over the past five years.
Source: Anytime Fitness