Boutique Fitness Studios has appointed Jacinta McDonell of Anytime Fitness as Director, Board Member and Investor. As the co-founder of Anytime Fitness Australia, a member of the Fitness Industry Roll of Honor Inducte and director of the National Board of The Hunger Project, McDonell’s career promises to accelerate the growth of Boutique Fitness Studios.
Boutique Fitness Studios is a joint venture core franchise operations group led by Matt Gordin and several stakeholders including Jacinta McDonell, co-founder of Anytime Fitness Australia, former AFL player Tory Dickson and professional cricketer. James Pattinson. Boutique Fitness Studios aims to provide entrepreneurs with manageable, scalable, high-performance franchise entry points into the wellness industry.
Delighted with her appointment, Boutique Fitness Studios General Manager Matt Gordin welcomed McDonell, noting that “Jacinta is a leader who understands the wellness industry. Having grown Anytime Fitness to over 425 clubs in nine years, she has experienced all the ups and downs that come with building a successful business.
“As a business founder, franchisee and consultant, Jacinta has a solid understanding of global trends in fitness, franchise development and brand building. But what excites me the most are Jacinta’s strong values and vision for the future.
Gordin adds, “I have full confidence in her leading the next generation of fitness franchises. “
In just over a year, Boutique Fitness Studios has sold 40 franchises across its three brands; CycleBar, StretchLab and Rumble while, last month, the company confirmed its acquisition of the rights to Master Franchise in New Zealand.
Building on these foundations, McDonell looks forward to maximizing personal and professional performance.
“I am passionate about franchisees accessing the future of wellness through proven systems and innovative franchise brands.
“Joining Boutique Fitness Studios allows me to harness this passion and turn it into daring but achievable projects. Promoting an in-store fitness experience for everyone – franchisees, customers and team members – is key to our success.
“I look forward to leading our team to achieve our ambitious plans and to be empowered and inspired along the way. “
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May 7, 2021 – 250 Australian Anytime Fitness clubs will join events to raise money for Suicide Prevention Charity UK OK?
January 28, 2021 – Revamped Anytime Fitness Forbes reopens with updated equipment
May 27, 2020 – Anytime Fitness Asia acquired by Inspire Brands Asia
May 8, 2020 – Anytime Fitness Grafton named Fitness Company of the Year at the 2020 Australian Fitness Awards
March 4, 2020 – The International Franchise Association names the founders of Anytime Fitness “Entrepreneurs of the year”
January 8, 2020 – Anytime Fitness makes history as the first franchise with locations across seven continents
December 29, 2019 – Anytime Fitness Seeks To Drive Future Growth Outside the “Four Walls” of Clubs
October 3, 2019 – Anytime Fitness announces Stages Indoor Cycling as a Global Bike Partner
September 5, 2019 – Anytime Fitness and Tough Mudder unveil a new partnership
September 4, 2019 – Anytime Fitness named one of the world’s best franchises for the 12th consecutive year
August 22, 2019 – Anytime Fitness raises significant funds for suicide prevention awareness
July 31, 2019 – Anytime Fitness recognized as the “best worldwide franchise” for the 12th consecutive year
July 19, 2019 – Anytime Fitness Responds to Sunshine Coast Gym Fat Shaming Bulletin Board
May 6, 2019 – Anytime Fitness opens its 100th club in the Philippines
October 1, 2021 – Boutique Boxing Concept launched in Australia
December 14, 2021 – Richard Beddie recognized for his advocacy to industry at the New Zealand Exercise Industry Awards
December 4, 2021 – Australian master franchisee to launch Xponential Fitness brands in New Zealand
November 5, 2021 – Xponential Fitness Expands to Operate 1,000 Locations Outside North America
October 15, 2021 – Body Fit Training Expands Into the United States with $ 60 Million IP Sale to Xponential Fitness
May 2, 2021 – Xponential Fitness’s StretchLab signs master franchise agreement for Australian studios
July 29, 2020 – Xponential’s CycleBar brand arrives in Australia with plans for 45 studios
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