In recent times, 24-hour fitness has been an important consideration in the buying decision for consumers. As the name suggests, Anytime Fitness is a big advocate of this practice and allows it at their 100 clubs currently located in the UK. After originally launching in the US in 2002, it didn't take long to make the jump across the pond but success was a little slow. Now, they are planning to have 200 UK clubs by the end of 2017 and over 500 by 2020.
Among other reasons, Anytime Fitness is expected to see these plans through because they have so few staff members. Back in 2012, the company had just 120 employees with the majority of them located in Minnesota, US. Since the gym is 24/7, employees aren't quite as important as other gym franchises which is why there are normally only one or two per location.