MEDIA RELEASE 01 September 2010
World's fastest growing 24-hour fitness club seeks NZ franchisees
Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour fitness club franchise, is looking for entrepreneurs
across New Zealand to own their own gyms.
Anytime Fitness was introduced in New Zealand in 2008 by Australian brother and
sister team Justin McDonell and Jacinta McDonell Jiminez who have quickly grown
their franchise to an annual turnover exceeding $3.3M in 2009/10.
With four clubs currently opened and 15 territories sold in New Zealand, Justin
and Jacinta have plans to open 350 Anytime Fitness clubs in Australia and New
Zealand within the next five years.
"We have been able so far to attract qualified franchisees with our low-cost
business model which requires minimum staffing," said Justin.
"We provide our franchisees with a lot of support and give them the tools and
the guidance they need every step of the way, from finding ideal locations to
equipping and marketing their clubs.
"The advantage of owning a franchise is that we help set up how the club looks
and works, but each franchisee can put their own personal touch. Plus, being in
the health and fitness industry, our franchisees really like the opportunity to
make a significant difference in people's lives," he explained.
Richard Ball had spent three decades in the fitness industry when he joined
Anytime Fitness after looking for a business opportunity that would give him
more freedom. He now owns the Hamilton and Cambridge Anytime Fitness clubs.
"Anytime Fitness has a great business model. The highly advanced security system
means minimum staff is required - so no huge wages bill - and I have more free
time to do other things I like," Richard said.
"Justin and his team are excellent to work with and the systems and processes
are first-class. Plus, the franchise monthly fees are flat, which allows for
very good return on investment," Richard said.
Anytime Fitness franchisees have access to an internationally-proven business
model with strong branding, backed up by a local team of experienced and
Being in the health and wellbeing industry, the Anytime Fitness franchise model
was built around the concept of freedom. Anytime Fitness franchisees can run
multiple clubs remotely and require low labour, providing them with more free
time and a balanced lifestyle. The modern security system in place also allows
clubs to run smoothly and worry-free even during non-staffed hours.
In addition, Anytime Fitness' monthly franchise fees are low and fixed. This
allows franchisees to benefit from their own business' growth.
Anytime Fitness was founded in the USA in 2002 as an alternative to larger and
more expensive health clubs. It has grown to become the fastest growing fitness
club franchise in America and currently has more than 1,300 worldwide.
For more information, visit www.anytimefitness.co.nz or call (03) 341 0163.
Released for Anytime Fitness by Dennis Rutzou Public Relations (www.drpr.com.au)
For further information please call Petra Aitken or Kim Larochelle on (02) 9413