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Precor Voted 'Vendor of the Year'


Precor has been named Anytime Fitness Vendor of the Year - for the third time! The award, voted for by Anytime Fitness' franchisees, recognises outstanding performance, support and client service over the last year.

The Vendor of the Year award was presented to the Precor National Account Manager in the US, Tim Block, at the 2010 Anytime Fitness Annual Conference at the Big Sky Resort in Big Sky, Montana. The winner is chosen based on the results of an annual survey of more than 1,250 Anytime Fitness franchisees, which asks them to assess suppliers on everything from quality and price to responsiveness, commitment and enthusiasm.

Precor received overwhelmingly positive comments from franchise owners. Rick Rehm, an Anytime Fitness franchisee from Fredericksburg, Texas, said: "I just want to make sure everyone at Precor knows how much we appreciate everything they've done. It's been tough to stay positive lately, but working with Precor has helped us to get excited about our club again. I can't believe the difference working with you has made."

Chuck Runyon, co-founder of Anytime Fitness, said: "I congratulate the entire Precor team for their dedicated support, continued innovation and responsive client service, which positively impacts our franchisees and members across the globe. You've been with us since day one and shared your enthusiasm for the industry and passion for your products year in, year out. Your contagious zeal for Anytime Fitness has positively impacted our brand."

"This prestigious award is a well-deserved recognition of everything that goes into making the Precor experience the best in the industry," added Tim Block, National Account Manager at Precor. "It's not just about member experience. We strive to make sure every aspect of the owner experience is also the best it can be, from the very first meeting to installation of a great product and after sales service. Precor has been with Anytime Fitness since 2002, and we will continue to use all of our resources to further the success of the company, its owners and members."

Precor was also crowned Vendor of the Year by Anytime Fitness in 2005 and 2006.

Anytime Fitness currently operates nearly 1,400 clubs in the US, plus nearly 100 facilities in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico and India, which are all open 24 hours a day. The franchise opened its first UK-site in Bristol this month, with plans to launch 50 Anytime-branded sites throughout the UK by 2012.

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Editor's notes: Formed over 30 years ago in the American city of Seattle, Precor ( has developed a reputation for quality, excellence and innovation. Amongst many other achievements, in 1995 Precor changed the face of aerobic exercise with the introduction of the world's first elliptical fitness crosstrainer. In 2007, Precor replicated this landmark achievement, by launching the world's first Adaptive Motion Trainer.

Precor is now one of the foremost suppliers of fitness solutions across the globe. With operations in over 80 countries, Precor is ideally positioned to meet the needs of the modern-day fitness business, wherever that might be.

Precor is part of the Amer Sports Corporation (, the world's leading sports equipment company, with other internationally recognised brands including Wilson, Atomic, Suunto, and Salomon. All Amer Sports companies develop and manufacture technically advanced products that improve the performance of active sports participants. Amer Sports operates in 33 countries and employs over 6,400 staff worldwide. In 2008, Amer Sports' net sales were EUR 1.58bn.