HASTINGS, Minn. - Nov. 6, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Anytime Fitness, LLC, the world's largest and fastest-growing co-ed fitness club franchisor, has appointed John Pindred as its new Chief Financial Officer. Pindred's primary responsibilities will include developing growth and expansion strategies for Anytime Fitness (www.anytimefitness.com), which currently has nearly 3,000 gyms operating within the Anytime Fitness system, located in 20 countries, and expects system-wide sales to exceed $1-billion dollars in 2015.
Pindred will also serve as CFO for Waxing the City Worldwide, LLC, (www.waxingthecity.com), a specialty waxing studio partially-owned by the co-founders of Anytime Fitness with more than 50 franchise territories sold and 16 locations open in Colorado, Minnesota, Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota and Texas.
"John will be actively involved in analyzing, evaluating, and improving the operations of both Anytime Fitness and Waxing the City," said Chuck Runyon, Anytime Fitness CEO. "He arrives with deep finance experience in big box and specialty retailing, business development and finance roles in commodity production and trading. We're excited for John to help us strengthen our growth plans and explore new franchising opportunities."
Pindred joins Anytime Fitness after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer for Family Christian, a national specialty retail chain.
"We are extremely pleased to welcome John to the executive team," said Dave Mortensen, President of Anytime Fitness. "John's vast experience with financial operations in the retail industry – along with a strong track record of business development and various leadership roles – will be a great asset to our evolving company."
At Family Christian, Pindred served as Treasurer of The James Fund, a 501c3 dedicated to serving orphans and widows in in the U.S. and internationally. In 2012, he was recognized by Proformative – a professional network for senior finance professionals – with the Leading by Giving Award. Last year, he was named Middle Market CFO of the Year in Western Michigan.
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Ranked #1 on Entrepreneur's prestigious Franchise 500® list, Anytime Fitness is the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, with nearly 3,000 gyms serving more than 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 fitness options and friendly, personal service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Gyms are now open in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Ireland, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands, Spain, Qatar, India, Chile, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines. All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all. Members also enjoy free access to AnytimeHealth.com, the most comprehensive wellness website available.
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