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Anytime Fitness open landmark club in Jersey

Written by Andy Swales on Thursday, 18 March 2021. Posted in Franchise

St Helier gym is one of nine new locations for Watford-based health and fitness franchise.

Anytime Fitness open landmark club in Jersey

St Helier gym is one of nine new locations for Watford-based health and fitness franchise.

With national lockdown set to ease over the coming few weeks and months, health franchise Anytime Fitness UK has announced that nine new gyms will be opening before the end of May. The UK wing of this global business currently operates at 175 locations around the region, which includes Ireland and the Channel Islands.

And they are delighted to be opening their first ever club in Jersey, which breaks new ground for this ever-expanding brand. The St Helier gym opens this week, and will be followed by eight other new territories during April and May. These will be in Addlestone, Ashford, Daventry, Epsom, Fulham, Newark, Solihull and Penarth.

These new additions will be owned by a combination of business partners. Some are existing franchisees, keen to expand their portfolios, while others are new to the Anytime Fitness network. CEO, Neil Randall, said: “As we start to see the light at the end of the tunnel, we’re proud to be able to support more ambitious entrepreneurs in fulfilling their dreams of owning their own businesses.

“Some of these owners have had openings delayed by over nine months and can’t wait to open their doors to their local communities. The past year has seen a lot of people reassess their life and business objectives, and it’s been great for us to be able to welcome new faces to the network.

“While we continue to call for further Government financial support, following a tumultuous 12 months for our industry, it’s important to look forward positively and celebrate these latest success stories. It’s vitally important that our brand is able to make more facilities available to communities across our network and improve the health and wellbeing of the nation. It’s needed now more than ever.”

From their headquarters in Watford, Anytime Fitness UK has noticed a significant increase in demand from those desperate to live a healthier life. The St Helier club in Jersey recruited 750 members ahead of its grand opening, as the island’s four-month lockdown period came to an end.

Connor Thorne, director of Anytime Fitness St Helier, explained: “We’re so excited to be able to open the first 24-hour health club in Jersey. It’s been great to see the reaction from people on the island and it even surpasses London in terms of the public’s interest in health and wellbeing. It’s brilliant to be able to open and we’re looking forward to growing with the island.”

About: Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing fitness franchise in the world. They opened their first 3,000 clubs in just 13 years and now operate in more than 30 countries, with over four million members. They are open 24 hours a day and 365 days a year. With more than 170 clubs trading in the UK, Anytime Fitness provides a ‘join one, join all’ policy. All clubs are individually owned, offering state-of-the-art equipment, private bathrooms and a welcoming environment at an affordable price.

About the Author

Andy Swales

A dedicated journalist for three decades, Andy has spent much of this time working for ITN, Sky Sports and Today’s Golfer magazine, after starting out years back at the Hackney Gazette. Since leaving Sky Sports in 2018, has spread his wings into other areas and loves writing about property and the nations rising stars in the SME business world and franchise community.

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