For 6th Year in a Row, Anytime Fitness is "World's Fastest Growing Fitness Club"

East Lyme, CT - September 18, 2013 - ( - 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. East Lyme branch offering special promotion to encourage local residents to start changing their lives.

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.

"The growth of Anytime Fitness demonstrates there is strong demand from consumers for companies that meet their expectations," said Joe Moore, President and CEO of IHRSA.

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.

“As a franchise, our mission is to improve the self-esteem of the world,” said Lynnea Mahlke, co-owner of the Anytime Fitness club in Niantic. “On a local level, we simply want to help improve the health of our friends and neighbors in the community.”

To celebrate the “Fastest-Growing Club” accolade, the Anytime Fitness club in Niantic is making it easier for local residents to start changing their own lives. October 8th only, new members can join the club, located at 17 Liberty Way, for just $8. New members can also join the club at the regular price and receive three personal training sessions for just $8. Call 860-691-1611 or email for more details.

“It’s a very simple truth that people who are more active tend to be happier,” said, co-owner Axel Mahlke. “Whether it’s losing a little weight, gaining strength, or improving your balance and flexibility, we can help. It’s easier to do than you might think. All you need to do to get started is decide that you’re worth it.”

About Anytime Fitness

Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing fitness club franchise in the world, with more than 2,200 clubs serving nearly 2,000,000 members on five continents. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient and affordable fitness options in friendly, well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Clubs are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile and Japan. Join one club and use them all. Members also enjoy free access to, the most comprehensive wellness website available.


Anytime Fitness Niantic
Patricia Chaffee


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