Australian Franchise News – 16-12-15
International fitness executive Arthur McColl has returned to Australia to start his new role as Chief Executive Officer of Anytime Fitness.
Arthur is widely respected in the health and fitness industry, with more than 30 years’ experience across various club chains. In 2003, Arthur spent three years in Australia as Vice President for Living Well, and has recently left his role as Chief Operating Officer of LA Fitness in the UK to take the reigns as CEO of Australia’s #1 health club, Anytime Fitness.
Anytime Fitness’s brand is stronger than ever, with 450 clubs open nationally in just seven years, and 3000 clubs open globally. Arthur’s top priority with Anytime Fitness Australia will be maintaining and increasing the franchise’s dominance.
“With a proven track record in multi-site management, product and brand innovation, business growth, plus team and member engagement, we are excited to see Arthur’s return to Australia as CEO for Anytime Fitness” said Justin McDonell, Chairman and Co-Founder of Anytime Fitness Australia, on the new appointment.
Jacinta McDonell, and her brother Justin McDonell, launched the highly successful US franchise into Australia in 2008. With 3000 clubs and 3 million members’ worldwide, since Anytime Fitness’s launch into Australia, it has become the quickest growing segment of the world’s fastest growing fitness chain, and is Australia’s number one health club.
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