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Global Management Forum 2019

Anytime Fitness to open thousands of gyms in Japan over decade

President Dave Mortensen looks to tap into surging Asian health awareness

Anytime Fitness co-founder and President Dave Mortensen discusses his company's Asian strategy on the sidelines of the Nikkei Global Management Forum.

TOKYO -- U.S. gym franchise Anytime Fitness is gearing up for a major growth spurt in Japan, where it runs 600 clubs and aims to have more than 3,000 a decade from now, co-founder and President Dave Mortensen revealed in an interview in Tokyo.

Anytime Fitness offers 24/7 access to its gyms, making it an attractive option for busy young professionals. Since its establishment in the U.S. in 2002, it has quickly grown into a global chain, with over 5,000 locations worldwide.

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