BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System, a leading franchisor of commercial cleaning businesses, announced today that it has signed a preferred vendor agreement with Anytime Fitness, the world's largest, and fastest growing, 24-hour, co-ed fitness franchise.
Anytime Fitness operates nearly 1,700 clubs worldwide. Ranked #16 on Entrepreneur magazine's list of "Top Global Franchises," Anytime Fitness offers safe, high-quality workouts in well-maintained environments.
Coverall's cleaning system uses scientifically developed and proven methods to reduce the risk of germ transmission and eliminate disease-causing pathogens. Those methods include the use of microfiber cloths that are more effective at capturing bacteria than other fabrics as well as hospital-grade disinfectants that kill harmful organisms. Coverall also incorporates backpack vacuums with HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) filtration into its procedures to help eliminate airborne germs and improve the overall indoor air quality.
Studies have shown that germs and bacteria thrive in fitness centers, especially in warm, moist places such as saunas, shower stalls and locker rooms. A study from the University of Arizona found that 28 percent of gym surfaces tested, including free-weight bars and fitness equipment seats and handles, were contaminated with body fluids that potentially could shelter pathogens.
"Coverall's hygienic cleaning techniques are more effective and efficient than traditional cleaning methods at reducing pathogens that can cause illness," said Patrick Joyce, Coverall's Chief Operating Officer. "Now Anytime Fitness patrons can keep their main focus on getting and staying healthy and worry less about germ transmission."
Along with fitness centers and health clubs, Coverall provides consistent, high-quality cleaning solutions for offices, child-care centers, educational institutions, and health care facilities.
About Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System®
Founded in 1985, Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System® is one of the world's leading commercial cleaning franchising companies with a worldwide network of more than 90 Support Centers and 9,000 franchisees. Franchisees currently service nearly 50,000 customers in over 90 metropolitan areas. Coverall Health-Based Cleaning System is revolutionizing the commercial cleaning industry with its science-based cleaning processes and procedures designed to reduce cross-contamination and aid infection control. For more information, visit www.coverall.com.
About Anytime Fitness
Founded in 2002, Anytime Fitness is now the fastest-growing fitness club franchise in the world, with more than 1,300,000 members and nearly 1,700 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 which feature top-quality exercise equipment. Clubs are now open in 49 states, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Grand Cayman, Poland, the Netherlands and Japan. Join one club and use them all. Members also enjoy free access to AnytimeHealth.com, the most comprehensive wellness website available.
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