Marketing MixEven with the economy that appears to be slowing down some business are still growing. With people wanting to lose weight and get in shape some fitness clubs are still expanding. The low cost approach that Anytime Fitness has may be a big reason for their continuing growth. With a good marketing mix Anytime Fitness is a fast growing business. They have tailor made their fitness clubs with the busy person in mind. Anytime Fitness offers small workout centers within three miles of most of their customer's homes or work. I will show in this paper what different type of marketing mix Anytime Fitness uses to be a leader in market.
DefinitionA good marketing mix includes four main points. These are considered the four P's of marketing. Product is the first item; this can be an actual product or a service. Other things that are considered part of the product are the quality, style, and even packaging. The next item is price decision. This includes pricing strategy, suggested retail price, volume discounting and wholesale price. There could be other items included in pricing but not limited to seasonal and bundling pricing (The Marketing Mix, 2007).
Place is the next of the items that make up a good marketing mix. This is also considered the distribution of the product or let's just says
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