Anytime Fitness Named "Best Company to Work For" in Minnesota
Anytime Fitness has been named by Minnesota Business magazine as one of the state's 2012 "Best Companies to Work For," taking the top spot in the large business category, reports Club Solutions magazine.
The "100 Best Companies to Work For" competition was based on the results of employee satisfaction surveys conducted by Gilmore Research. The award-winning Minnesota organizations were chosen for setting the standard in leadership, strong benefits, best work environment, innovative training programs, and employee happiness.
"We've received many awards and accolades over the last 10 years, but this may be the most meaningful," said Dave Mortensen, the co-founder and president of Anytime Fitness. "Our employees are the strongest assets we have — their passion, energy, and commitment contributes to a great working environment."
Employee satisfaction and commitment to Anytime Fitness is so strong that many choose to have the company logo — a purple "Running Man" — tattooed on their skin.
Anytime Fitness places great emphasis on fostering a culture that is highly innovative, collaborative, creative, competitive and fun. The company invests time and money into enriching the lives of employees by promoting a healthy work/life balance and active lifestyles, offering personal- growth opportunities, encouraging charity work and providing onsite learning experiences.
"We spend nearly a third of our lives at work, so why should it be a miserable experience?" said Chuck Runyon, the CEO and co-founder of Anytime Fitness. "At Anytime Fitness, we've replaced the old business paradigm of ROI with ROEI — return on emotional investment. We believe that personal growth ultimately leads to business growth."
This recipe for success appears to be working. In addition to the "Best Places to Work For" accolade, the franchise has been recognized by Entrepreneur as number 11 on its prestigious "Franchise 500? list and number 10 on its list of "Top Global Franchises." CNN Money also honored Anytime Fitness as one of "10 great franchise bets."
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