Anytime Fitness’ Parent Company Hires Tammylynne Jonas As CIO
July 11, 2019 // Franchising.com // Effective, May 1 2019, the parent company of Anytime Fitness (Self Esteem Brands) announces the appointment of Tammylynne Jonas as CIO across all of its brands: Anytime Fitness, Basecamp Fitness and Waxing the City. Jonas reports directly to Chuck Runyon, CEO and Dave Mortonsen, President of the organization.
“We believe Tammylynne’s broad technology and leadership background will help position our brands for sustained future growth,” said Runyon. “We understand that it’s essential to meet the ever-evolving needs of our consumers’ and our franchisees’ in new and exciting ways. Tammylynne’s experience and unique skillset will help us not only meet those needs, but anticipate them.”
Jonas is an experienced digital technologist with nearly two decades of experience in customer-facing technology. Jonas had a variety of operations, strategy, technology and digital roles at Accenture and Kohl’s Department Stores.
Most recently, Jonas was the CIO for Holiday Stationstores, a $4B convenience store brand with 520 stores. In that time, Jonas also owned vendor management, technology prioritization/strategy and PMO activities for Holiday Stationstores’ global parent company, Couche-Tard.
Jonas joins Self Esteem Brands as the technology leader of development, infrastructure, security and data initiatives across the globe.
Jonas holds an Executive MBA in International Business from Marquette University, and undergraduate degrees in Mathematics, English and Spanish. Jonas sits on the Board of Directors for the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota, and the Northrop Auditorium at the University of Minnesota. She is the founding member of MN-FIT.
In 2019, Jonas was honored as a finalist for the Orbie “CIO of the Year” in the Minneapolis-St.Paul area. In 2017, she was named “Young Alumna of the Year” by Marquette University. In 2015, she was recognized as one of “40 Under 40” by the Business Journal in Milwaukee, WI.
About Anytime Fitness
Healthy doesn’t happen on its own. Healthy happens with the right support and encouragement. At Anytime Fitness, coaches and staff truly care – and they take the time to help members lead healthier, happier lives. For 11 consecutive years, Anytime Fitness has been the fastest-growing gym franchise in the world, averaging 300 new gyms per year while serving 4,000,000 members at nearly 5,000 gyms in 40 countries. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, Anytime Fitness prides itself on providing its members with a wide array of fitness options and friendly, personal service in well-maintained facilities which feature top-quality exercise equipment. All franchised gyms are individually owned and operated. Join one gym and use them all.
About Waxing the City
Waxing the City is a franchise devoted to the art of waxing, catering to both women and men. Founded in 2003, in the trendy LoDo neighborhood of Denver, CO, Waxing the City grew from a one-room studio, to a regional phenomenon. By 2010, Waxing the City added three studios in the greater Denver area and also expanded to Dallas, TX. From the start, the founders have been committed to hiring the best and making them better. To ensure “Waxing Standards of Excellence,” every licensed Cerologist® (esthetician) at Waxing the City completes an extensive training course before they serve clients. In late 2012, the founders of Waxing the City partnered with MN-based Anytime Fitness, LLC, and the world’s largest co-ed fitness franchise. Anytime Fitness is leveraging its tried-and-true franchise support systems to Waxing the City franchisees. Waxing he City hopes to have 150 studios open by the end of 2019.
About Basecamp Fitness
Basecamp Fitness is a high-intensity efficient workout, designed to help you discover a stronger, faster you. Each 35-minute workout focuses on interval training, rotating between an Air-bike and heart-pumping floor exercises. Supported by a trained instructor, members receive additional guidance via large instructional video screens. An optional 10 minutes at the end of each workout features a wide array of core exercises, which means participants benefit from intense cardio, strength training and abdominal training during every session. The first Basecamp Fitness studio opened in Burlingame, CA in 2013. Today, there are six locations – two in the San Francisco area, three near Los Angeles and Basecamp’s newest location in Minneapolis’ North Loop. Purchased by Self Esteem Brands in 2018, corporate-owned Basecamp Fitness gyms began opening in the Twin Cities metro area in 2019 with plans for worldwide franchising beginning in 2020.
SOURCE Anytime Fitness