Lives in Westerly
Joseph Penrose III, co-owner of Anytime Fitness, was born and raised in Ledyard, CT. After graduating Ledyard High School in 2000 as a scholar-athlete, he received his Bachelor’s degree from Eastern CT State University where he studied Business Administration with focuses in management and marketing. Joe has always had the entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for bringing health and fitness to people.
Joe, along with his business partner Alex LaVallee, opened their first Anytime Fitness in Richmond three years ago despite a stumbling economy. They currently own and operate one of the most successful Anytime Fitness chains in the world and have been recognized internationally for their accomplishments in the fitness industry. As one of the youngest multi-club gym owners in the franchise’s history, Joe has presented at his franchise’s annual conference and was interviewed on Anytime Fitness’ national radio network. Joe has played a pivotal role in the brand recognition of his franchise, being the first Anytime Fitness in the state of Rhode Island. Through their experiences, they pioneered a system that is used internationally to provide the ultimate gym member experience. He and his business partner are currently involved with Anytime Fitness gyms throughout New England and are very active in those communities.
Joe plans to continue expanding Anytime Fitness throughout the Northeast providing a fun, interactive fitness experience for all of his members. In the future, he aspires to follow another passion in life, real estate.
Joe, along with his business partner, has sponsored events that have benefited local libraries and St. Jude’s Hospital. They also do canned food drives and a Cold Weather Jacket Drive for the less fortunate through out the year.