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Anytime Fitness

Are you ready to be part of the UK’s largest fitness franchise?

Be part of a global brand and take advantage of the booming fitness industry.


Total needed: £740,000
Minimum personal investment: £170,000

Investment Amount:
£250,001 - £500,000
£500,001 - £1,000,000
Industry Sector(s):
Fitness Franchises, Health & Beauty, Retail Franchises, Sports Franchises, Women In Franchising

Anytime Fitness Gym

A new member joins every three minutes

Anytime Fitness is the UK’s largest fitness franchise, with more than 190 independently owned health clubs across the UK and Ireland. Globally, it operates in over 35 countries and serves over four million members.

Anytime Fitness provides an outstanding business model for our franchisees, allowing them to prosper and thrive. Many of franchisees are attracted to our fixed franchise fee and lean staff model to maximise profit margins, as well as a great work-life balance.

Anytime Fitness benefits

Don’t just making a living, make a difference

Due to our unrivalled coaching culture, convenient locations, 24/7 access, and desire to support everyone to lead a healthier lifestyle, your club will become the centre of the community and help change people's lives.

We have worked hard to be able to provide you with a simple proven business model which is easy to follow, and great to scale up. Anytime Fitness offers the most comprehensive support structure and training programme available in the fitness industry, with round the clock guidance available to you.

As soon as you decide to open your first Anytime Fitness club, our growing new openings and development team, alongside our Support Office team and expert partners, will help you find your club location, negotiate and advise on all property matters. The opening process is overseen by a dedicated Presales Manager, helping franchisees capitalise on the all-important presale period and open with as many members as possible.

Anytime gym location

The support never stops and after successfully opening their doors, franchisees work with one of its dedicated Franchise Performance Coaches (FPCs), who have all operated health clubs at a senior level. Their ongoing coaching helps franchisees to run successful, profitable health clubs and maximise all revenue opportunities available to them.

Anytime Fitness franchise opportunities offer a reliable and predictable income and the freedom to choose whether you work in your club or employ a manager to take care of the business for you… get the work-life balance you've always dreamed of.

Join the family...

Franchising with Anytime Fitness gives you the opportunity to improve the health and wellbeing of your local community, while positively changing lives. Becoming an Anytime Fitness franchisee provides a range of benefits, including:

  • Reliable, monthly direct debit income
  • Competitive financial rates and commercial terms due to Anytime Fitness’ established partnerships with market-leading partners, including banks, property agents and fitness equipment providers
  • Fixed franchise fee, regardless of membership numbers and total revenue
  • Lean staff structure to maximise profit margins
  • Working with a dedicated New Openings Team and Franchise Performance Coach with a wealth of fitness industry experience
  • Access to a range of experts across property, construction, operations and marketing
  • Great work-life balance

Anytime, anywhere

Franchising opportunities are available nationwide across England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

Due to a recent change in legislation, there are now greater opportunities to open an Anytime Fitness club on the high street. The amendment to the Uses Classes Order means there are fewer planning obstacles when moving into previous retail units and allowing a quicker turnaround for facilities in sought-after, high footfall locations.


It could be you …

Anytime Fitness is looking for potential owners who are passionate about improving the health of the nation and making a difference to people’s lives.

It has a broad selection of franchisees with a range of different backgrounds. Fitness experience isn’t compulsory and many of our franchisees choose to employ an experienced Club Manager to run their club. The Club Manager oversees the day-to-day operation of the club, with the role including sales, managing staff, ensuring the club is safe and clean and greeting members and prospects.

With joint venture opportunities and funding available of up to 70% of your turn-key costs from major banks including Barclays and Natwest, you could be closer than you think to owning your very own health club, so get in touch TODAY!

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Sharon Thandi: enjoying the benefits of franchising with an established brand

Female entrepreneur Sharon Thandi opened her first Anytime Fitness gym earlier this year in what has been a successful return to the world of franchising.

Having previously been a franchisee with Dominos, Sharon wanted to pursue her passion of health and wellbeing by starting her own independent food brand. With the launch of this brand being a long-term project, as well as unfortunately coinciding with the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, Sharon turned back to franchising to run a second business within the health and wellbeing space. 

Deciding on Anytime Fitness

Having explored several sectors within franchising, Sharon quickly set her sights on the fitness sector and in particular, Anytime Fitness. “I wanted to invest in something that’s a growing market and fitness definitely ticked the box,” added Sharon. “Once I’d decided on the industry, Anytime Fitness stood out to me due to its global presence and its existing brand awareness. Investing in a franchise is a big decision and I’m sure like everyone else, I did some thorough research and what’s instantly noticeable is that Anytime Fitness is a brand on the rise and demonstrates continued growth.”


Location, location, location

Having made the decision to become an Anytime Fitness franchisee, Sharon’s focus immediately turned to finding a location for her first gym. She was able to leverage the expertise and contacts from Anytime Fitness’ New Openings Team as she searched for the perfect location within a thriving property market.

“The team at Anytime Fitness has so many great contacts and a level of knowledge which can help you get to the right place. Working with a franchisor is a two-way street and to take advantage of that knowledge, you must be proactive and have as much involvement as you can. We had to be agile with the locations and properties we were looking at and we eventually found the perfect site for our first location.”

Independent gym acquisition

While most new Anytime Fitness gyms open from scratch, Sharon was given the opportunity to acquire an existing gym in the Derbyshire town of Swadlincote. Previously an independent, members-only gym called Evisa Fitness, the team were able to source the opportunity to acquire the business and subsequently, open it as an Anytime Fitness.

This approach to opening a new gym came with significant benefits for Sharon, including significantly reduced construction time, no requirement for change of use on the property and a small, existing membership base. However, while the property already had the shell and layout of a gym, Sharon realised the importance of investing in the facility to bring it in line with the quality that consumers expect from Anytime Fitness.

  “The first thing we decided to do was open up the space as the previous layout meant the group exercise studio took up far too much floor space,” added Sharon. “By changing the shape and location of the studio, we were able to maximise the space we had available. This also meant we were able to install additional equipment and I took the decision to replace all the previous equipment from one of Anytime Fitness’ suppliers. It was a really important thing to do and the member feedback has been great, members of the previous gym still comment today on how much bigger and open the gym feels.”

The rewards of the fitness industry and looking to the future

Having opened at the beginning of 2023, Sharon and her team at Anytime Fitness Swadlincote has eclipsed the membership numbers of the previous gym by nearly 800%. Sharon highlights the importance of a strong presale in laying the foundations for a successful Anytime Fitness gym.

“The most important advice I can give is to ensure you have the right team on board and that you build up your prospects in advance of opening. Opening a gym is a very sales-orientated operation so you need a good balance of strong salespeople and personable individuals with expertise and qualifications in fitness. One of my main learnings has been just how important your team is; we had some initial challenges with recruitment but once you find the right team, you’ll be in a great place to grow your business.”

  Despite still being in the early stages of her Anytime Fitness journey, Sharon speaks highly of how rewarding its been and has already set her sights on growing her portfolio.

  “It’s a really rewarding business to be involved with as you’re seeing your members’ journeys first-hand and the individual growth they’re enjoying from sticking to a plan. As soon as I decided on opening a gym, I wanted to make sure it was community focussed and be a place where anyone and everyone feels comfortable. We’re already receiving great feedback with people saying exactly this and it’s so rewarding for me that people really like the gym, the team and the ethos we have here.

“I want to be a multi-site operator at Anytime Fitness and I’m continually looking at the routes available for me to do that. Whether that’s another acquisition, a rebrand or an organic opening, there’s plenty of opportunities out there.”

Opinder and Shallu Kashual: The Husband-and-Wife duo make a flying start to their Anytime Fitness journey

Opinder and Shallu Kaushal are the perfect example of turning a passion into a business. The pair opened their first Anytime Fitness club in April 2022 in the Berkshire town of Maidenhead, making a fantastic impression on the local community.

While working as part of the family jewellery business, Opinder was a member at an Anytime Fitness club which began to fuel his interest in owning one himself.

“I actually trained at an Anytime Fitness club for three years and saw how the club grew into a successful business,” said Opinder. “This got me interested and having done some research, we visited the Anytime Fitness Support Office for an open day to find out meet the people behind the franchise.”

The Berkshire Anytime Fitness team

Why Anytime Fitness? 

“We approached other competitor brands but felt Anytime Fitness had the best structure and support system in place to help franchisees. A big plus for us was that it was a much more established brand with an international presence which made us feel much more confident in what we were investing into.”

Having signed their franchise agreement, Opinder and Shallu quickly identified Maidenhead as their preferred location. As well as living in Berkshire themselves, the pair noted the significant investment in redeveloping the town centre as well as the upcoming arrival of Crossrail, increasing its appeal to commuters.

Having secured the territory in early 2021, they were able to secure a property within a fortnight. The building was a new-build at the heart of the town centre and near to several new residential developments.

Preparing for Opening

Having waited for the construction of the building to be completed, the team received the keys in February this year and swiftly transformed the empty shell of the building into a premium health club in just over ten weeks.

With the support of Anytime Fitness’ dedicated New Openings Team, Opinder and Shallu were able to execute an excellent pre-sale strategy. The pair recruited early and recruited well, appointing a proven and experienced Club Manager from within the Anytime Fitness network as well as team members with health and fitness experience. Having this established team in place well advance of opening allowed them to generate significant excitement around their opening and gather prospects from the local community and surrounding areas.

The team enjoyed their grand opening on 29th April 2022, with the ribbon being cut by Theresa May, former Prime Minister and current Maidenhead Member of Parliament.

Exceeding targets and award nominations

The Maidenhead club has made a fantastic start since opening and exceeded its 12-month projected revenue target in just three months. Its premium offering and personable approach has resonated with the local community and it has rapidly exceeded the 1,000 member landmark and is going from strength-to-strength.

Despite competition in the area from low-cost gyms, the club continues to significantly grow its membership base month-on-month. With a premium offering at an affordable price, the team has perfectly identified its place in the market and continues to amass 5-star reviews from its delighted membership base.

Their efforts were recognised just six months after their opening when their high-performing team made the shortlist for Anytime Fitness UK’s Club Team of the Year Award. The franchisor was incredibly impressed by the consistent performance of the team, their rapid membership growth and the fantastic experience they consistently deliver for their members.

Opinder and Shallu’s confidence is sky-high after this their first club opening and are full of praise for their experience. “This industry really makes you feel that you are driving a positive change and making people feel better about their overall wellbeing, whether that’s physical or mental. The training and support from Anytime Fitness is excellent and some of the head office team are just like family now!
“We are in a great position at the moment and we hope to open multiple clubs over the next few years. We’re already looking at future territories!”

Guy Warner: Investing in a franchise that genuinely cares about our success

With a long-standing career in the retail industry, Guy Warner opened his first Anytime Fitness gym in 2023 as he grasped the chance to diversify his business portfolio.

Having operated successful convenience stores and petrol stations across the Cotswolds for the past 20 years, Guy identified a significant opportunity to open a gym in Gloucestershire village Bishop’s Cleeve.

Despite having no fitness experience, Guy has successfully franchised in other industries and quickly decided that opening his own gym required a franchise partner to join him on the journey.

Anytime fitness Gloucestershire

“What we’ve found is that if you’ve got the right franchise, you can have a very profitable business,” said Guy. “We had the choice of starting a gym from scratch or partnering with an established brand that would give us the ability to land with credibility on day one with a gym that offers a great experience."

Partnering with Anytime Fitness

As part of his due diligence, Guy researched the franchise opportunities available in the health and fitness industry but it was one key factor that drew him towards Anytime Fitness.

“We looked across the whole market for gym partners and it was the people at Anytime Fitness that I bought into,” Guy explained. “They were more interested in our commercial success rather than just opening another unit, which isn’t always the case with some franchisors. With the team at Anytime, I found that from day one the success of our gym, our business and a return on our investment were their top priorities which gave me a lot of trust to partner with them.”

Leaning on support

Like many other Anytime Fitness franchisees, Guy had no previous experience in the health and fitness industry. With a range of support and training provided to franchisees, this has never proved to be a barrier for success and Guy is incredibly complimentary of the role Anytime Fitness’ Support Office team has played in the journey so far.

“The support from Anytime Fitness has genuinely been end-to-end as we went into this business not knowing anything about running a gym. From the site assessment to the initial business plan, right through to the space planning, the fitout, the launch, marketing and the prospecting, the support has been there throughout. Now we’re open, the operational and day-to-day support has held our hand and has taken us from a place where we knew nothing about a gym to a place where I wouldn’t say we know everything, but we know enough to make this business a success."

Anytime Fitness gym

Like many other Anytime Fitness franchisees, Guy had no previous experience in the health and fitness industry. With a range of support and training provided to franchisees, this has never proved to be a barrier for success and Guy is incredibly complimentary of the role Anytime Fitness’ Support Office team has played in the journey so far.

“The support from Anytime Fitness has genuinely been end-to-end as we went into this business not knowing anything about running a gym. From the site assessment to the initial business plan, right through to the space planning, the fitout, the launch, marketing and the prospecting, the support has been there throughout. Now we’re open, the operational and day-to-day support has held our hand and has taken us from a place where we knew nothing about a gym to a place where I wouldn’t say we know everything, but we know enough to make this business a success."

Looking to the future

Despite Bishop’s Cleeve only having a population of just over 15,000 people, the gym has been welcomed with open arms by the community which praise its inclusivity and friendly team. Having successfully identified the area as having great potential for a gym, the hard work of Guy and his team has capitalised on the opportunity and ensured a flying start to their Anytime Fitness journey

Guy has found the move into the health and fitness sector incredibly rewarding and plans are already underway for a second site.

“The move into the gym world was never going to be a one-off and we wanted to find a brand partner and recipe that would work and roll it out to other locations. That’s what we’re going to do and we’ve got a second site lined up and are very much looking to build on the success that we’ve had at Bishop’s Cleeve."

“We certainly have no regrets and the partnership with Anytime Fitness and we can’t wait to continue growing.”


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