Anytime bulks up with CBRE

Gym operator targets 250 openings in two years

Anytime Fitness, the UK’s leading fitness franchise, has appointed CBRE to advise on all property acquisitions across the UK. The health and fitness franchise currently has more than 150 clubs in the UK with plans to open 400 gyms by the end of 2020.

The partnership will support Anytime Fitness’ objective to become the UK’s largest fitness operator, and CBRE will provide property search and transaction management services for franchisees.

Rhodri Davies, Head of UK Retail at CBRE said: “There is a significant opportunity for the rapid expansion of fitness clubs in the UK as we are seeing exponential growth in people’s focus on health, wellness, and lifestyle. In addition, the appointment reflects a flexible new offering that we can provide to clients in today’s evolving retail landscape.”

A recent report by CBRE, Retail 2030, explores the growth of wellness establishments in the next few years stating how high streets, shopping centres and urban locations will benefit from the implementation of fitness-based occupiers as consumers begin to place more importance and focus on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle.

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