Anytime Fitness CEO Chuck Runyon offers advice for aspiring franchisees.
When it comes to experiencing rapid growth in the franchising industry, Anytime Fitness knows what it takes. As a recent article in Deluxe notes, the brand has 4,000-plus clubs in more than 20 countries, making it one of the fastest-growing franchises. That’s why Deluxe sat down with CEO Chuck Runyon to learn more about what it takes to be successful in the industry.
In the interview, Runyon offered three pieces of advice for aspiring franchisees. First, he advises researching the industry to ensure that there’s room for growth. Next, Runyon says that potential local owners should talk to existing franchisees to get a feel for the people and culture in order to determine if it’s the right fit. Lastly, Runyon told Deluxe that it’s important to get to know the corporate team.
He said, “The beauty of a franchise is that you work for yourself, but not by yourself.”