Ready to learn
Anytime Fitness is a global fitness brand with clubs in 30 countries across the globe. It is a 24-hour mixed fitness gym franchise and was named the number one Top Global Franchise by Entrepreneur magazine in 2015 and 2016.
Anytime Fitness operates over 140 clubs in the UK, 45 in Spain and 6 in Italy. Clubs are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Ready to listen
Anytime Fitness needed a security, IT and AV partner who could scale their systems into multiple territories as the franchise grew in Europe and beyond.
Security was paramount as members can work out 24/7 but there are times when clubs are not staffed.
Ready to deliver
Anytime Fitness selected Control Group as its preferred security vendor in the UK, Italy and Spain. We got to work designing a system that had security, IT and entertainment covered.
- Computerware was supplied to every club and was configured so that billing and payments could be integrated with access control.
- We also made sure that the access control system was integrated with a comprehensive security system.
- VoIP equipment and connectivity hardware kept clubs and customers in touch.
- Loads of entertainment to keep members smiling was included including TVs, networked PVS units, virtual fitness solutions, commercially compliant music software and more.
- Ongoing proactive maintenance and reporting was included for every club to ensure kit was kept in great condition and clubs ran smoothly.
Ready to partner
Control Group has been Anytime Fitness’s preferred security, IT and AV vendor in the UK for 6 years, Spain for 3 years and most recently Italy. We have lots of experience in supporting expanding franchises so were able to advise on system variations if required by local legal or cultural differences. We continue to work closely with Anytime Fitness Inc to propose and specify new products and we look forward to moving into new territories with Anytime Fitness as the brand grows.
Ready to perform
“Control Group’s post-install support is outstanding. On one occasion when an engineer was required on site, he arrived at 4pm and stayed until the job was complete at 11pm. He exceeded our expectations and our business benefited because we didn’t have to close the gym while repairs took place.”
Patricia Bell, Multi-club owner, Anytime Fitness
"Franco, our assigned site engineer, is one of the best big-picture thinkers I have had the pleasure working with. His out-of-box approach to problem solving makes him a true adviser, delivering creative solutions to complex problems. Franco is a master of identifying in advance a project approach, and executing a plan to exceed expectations – every time."
Luis Garcia Villena, Franchisee, Anytime Fitness Mislata and Abastos, Spain