Message from the President
With the corporate philosophy, "Get to a healthier place!", Fast Fitness Japan (FFJ) has been operating the Anytime Fitness business since 2010 with the aim of achieving a society where everyone can live a healthy and fulfilling life. Keeping this in mind, we have also been engaging in various social contribution activities.
When we launched our 24-hour fitness business, there were plenty of skeptics claiming that machine-focused gyms were not going to be successful or there would be no demand for 24-hour fitness gyms. However, over the past decade or so, our Anytime Fitness business has steadily grown thanks to the solid support of our members and the strong cooperation of our franchisees. Furthermore, the understanding and support we have received from many people for our various social contribution activities has also added to our success, enabling us to go public and reach the milestone of 1,000 clubs across Japan.
I welcome this opportunity to thank all of you—our members, franchisees, staff, shareholders, and local communities—for your support. From the bottom of my heart, I am truly grateful to you.
There is so much to look forward to. Our goal at FFJ is not only to increase the number of gyms and members, but also to achieve our "Get to a healthier place!" corporate philosophy. With society at a turning point, we need to ask ourselves: "What should FFJ do for society? And what are society’s expectations of FFJ?" "Has the FFJ team kept pace with the tremendous growth of the business?" "Are we updated on all of our corporate activities?" I believe that our ceaseless pursuit of growth as a healthier enterprise will see us become ever more actively engaged in society.
As long as there are people seeking a healthier place, we will continue to update with pride in the Anytime Fitness business, humility in consideration for others, and a spirit of mutual respect.
Atsuyuki TsuchiyaPresident, Representative Director, CEO and COO