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- Anytime Fitness Ranks No. 1 on 2014 Entrepreneur Franchise 500 List
- Sidebar: 23 Fitness Franchises Make List
Anytime Fitness, Hastings, MN, is the No. 1 franchise on Entrepreneur magazine's 2014 Franchise 500 list.
Anytime Fitness co-founders Dave Mortensen (left) and Chuck Runyon celebrate their company's ranking as the No. 1 franchise on Entrepreneur magazine's Franchise 500 list. Screenshot from YouTube video courtesy of Anytime Fitness.
Sidebar: 23 Fitness Franchises Make List
A total of 23 fitness franchise companies are on the 2014 Franchise 500 list. In addition to No. 1 Anytime Fitness, the others are: Jazzercize, Carlsbad, CA (No. 42); Snap Fitness, Chanhassen, MN (No. 44); My Gym Children's Fitness Center, Sherman Oaks, CA (No. 182); Fitness Revolution, Elizabethtown, KY (No. 193); Gold's Gym International, Dallas (No. 210); Title Boxing Club, Overland Park, KS (No. 235); Get in Shape for Women, Needham, MA (No. 279); Retro Fitness, Colts Neck, NJ (No. 289); iLoveKickboxing.com, Levittown, NY (No. 291); Athletic Revolution, Elizabethtown, KY (No. 296); 9Round, Greenville, SC (No. 302); UFC Gym, Santa Ana, CA (No. 319); Brickhouse Cardio Club, Charleston, WV (No. 361); The Little Gym, Scottsdale, AZ (No. 366); Kosama, Chanhassen, MN (No. 382); Crunch Franchising, New York (No. 400); Orangetheory Fitness, Fort Lauderdale, FL (No. 403); The Exercise Coach, Lake Zurich, IL (No. 435); Great Play Children's Gyms (No. 441); Baby Boot Camp/Karna Fitness, Sarasota, FL (No. 442); Tiger Rock Martial Arts International, Pensacola, FL (No. 480); and Koko FitClub LLC, Rockland, MA (No. 487).
Crunch Franchising, Orangetheory Fitness, Fitness Revolution, Kosama, Title Boxing Club, Athletic Revolution, Brickhouse Cardio Club, The Exercise Coach and iLoveKickboxing.com are making their debut on the Franchise 500 list this year, as is UFC Gym, which acquired LA Boxing, Santa Ana, CA, at the beginning of this year. LA Boxing was No. 469 on last year's list. Snap Fitness acquired Kosama in 2012.
Planet Fitness, Newington, NH, which was No. 74 on last year's list, and CKO Kickboxing, Hoboken, NJ, which was No. 482 on last year's list, are not on this year's list.