With more than 20 years of experience managing, consulting and owning health clubs, Chuck Runyon has distinguished himself as a leading authority in the field of fitness. Nearly a decade ago, he revolutionized the fitness industry when he developed an alternative to over-sized, over-priced gyms with smaller, neighborhood clubs featuring convenience, affordability, quality equipment and a friendly, non-intimidating atmosphere.
Runyon met his business partner Dave Mortensen at a well-known chain of midwestern gyms, and the two teamed up and spent the next several years traveling the country, providing a variety of consulting services for fitness clubs of all sizes and types. In 1995 they purchased their first club together, Southview Athletic Club, the very same gym where Moretensen held his first job in the fitness industry. In 1999 he turned his focus toward information technologies, helping create a wide-range of security, usage-tracking and billing systems. Above all else, Runyon and Mortensen have a passion for the fitness industry, a commitment to excellence and a devotion to their families.
Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is now the fastest-growing fitness club franchise in the world, with nearly 1,500,000 members and 2,000 clubs worldwide. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with convenient and affordable fitness options in friendly, well-maintained facilities featuring top-quality exercise equipment.