accolades & fast facts

At Anytime Fitness, we love what we do. And every so often, our hard work
is recognized. It's an honor to have received many industry accolades and
awards. Find those and our company fast facts below.

recent accolades

Anytime Fitness has been named the #1 Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine, surpassing well-known franchises like Subway, McDonald's, and Pizza Hut.

fast facts

The growth of Anytime Fitness at a glance:

  • More than 1,500 clubs have opened over the past 5 years.
  • Our 3,000,000th member joined in February 2014.
  • Thousands of clubs are open in all 50 states, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Chile, Japan, India,
    Singapore, Poland, Qatar, Ireland, Spain, the Netherlands, and the UK.
  • Franchise territories have also been sold in Europe and Asia.
  • A new club opens every business day.
  • A new member joins every three minutes.

industry accolades

Fitness Excellence Awards 2017

  • Excellent Franchise Award
  • Futuristic Gym Model

Entrepreneur Magazine

  • Top Global Franchises: Anytime Fitness — 1st
  • Top 500 Franchises: Anytime Fitness — 2nd
  • Top Fitness Franchises: Anytime Fitness — 1st
  • Fastest Growing Franchises: Anytime Fitness — 10th
  • Top Company Cultures (Large Companies): Anytime Fitness — 25th

Franchise Business Review

  • For the 6th year in a row, Franchise Business Review has given Anytime Fitness its top rating and an "FBR 50" Franchisee Satisfaction Award.

Inc. Magazine

  • Placed on its "Honor Roll" for being a five-time Inc. 5000 honoree.

Club Business International Magazine

  • "Fastest-Growing Fitness Club in the World."
    • 260 news clubs in 2012
    • "Fastest-growing" 6 years in a row
  • #1 Co-Ed Fitness Club in the World with 2,345 open clubs
  • #3 on the "Number of Members" list with 1,795,000
  • #7 on the "Revenues" list with $484,000,000 (FY2012)

Minnesota Business Magazine

  • #1 Best Company to Work For in Minnesota (large companies — 2012 and 2013)

Minnesota Business Magazine

  • #1 Best Company to Work For in Minnesota (large companies — 2012 and 2013)

The Minneapolis Star Tribune

  • Anytime Fitness named one of Minnesota’s Top Workplaces (2011, 2012, 2013)

  • America's Most Promising Companies: Anytime Fitness — 14th (view ranking).
  • Top 20 Franchises for the Buck: Anytime Fitness — 18th (view ranking).

  • The International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association's annual IHRSA Global 25, published in the July 2010 issue of Club Business International, found Anytime Fitness added 642 units in the last two years to become the "Fastest Growing Fitness Club in the World."
  • Anytime Fitness co-founders Jeff Klinger and Chuck Runyon were presented the John McCarthy Industry Visionary of the Year Award by the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) for 2009.
  • The John McCarthy Industry Visionary of the Year Award is presented to the individual(s) who has made an unprecedented or unique contribution to the advancement of the club industry as a whole.

Mineapolis St. Paul Business Journal

  • Fast 50: Anytime Fitness — #1 Fastest-Growing Private Company in Minnesota

Franchise Times Magazine

  • Annual "Fast 55" List: Anytime Fitness — 35th

USA Today and the National Minority Franchising Initiative

  • For the 5th year in a row, NMFI named Anytime Fitness among the "Top 50 Franchises for Minorities."

PODER Magazine

  • Anytime Fitness ranked #1 on its 2011 list of "Top 25 Hispanic Franchise Companies."


  • For the fourth consecutive year GI-Jobs honored Anytime Fitness as a Military Friendly Franchise.”


  • Anytime Fitness ranked #6 on its list of "Top Global Franchises Under $50k."

Franchise Direct

  • Anytime Fitness ranked #47 on its 2013 list of "Top 100 Global Franchises."

CNN Money

  • Anytime Fitness was named one of CNN Money's "10 Great Franchise Bets."

USA Today – Franchising Today

  • Anytime Fitness was named one of USA Today – Franchising Today's "50 Top Franchises for Veterans."

  • #1 Best Franchise Business Model." (2011)