Von Hollingsworth and his daughter, Anna, are helping others improve their lives – together
After 30 years as a manager in the electronics field, Von Hollingsworth had become “restless” and he was eager to do something more meaningful the remainder of his working days. But he wasn’t particularly receptive to the idea when – seemingly out of nowhere – his daughter, Anna, suggested they go into business together by opening a gym.
“My initial response was, ‘You’re nuts. Absolutely no way,’” Von recalls telling Anna. “I said, ‘I’m too close to retirement to take that on at this point in time.’”
Von Hollingsworth and his daughter Anna, at their club in Concord Township, OH
But, in typical Anna fashion, she persisted.
“Next thing I knew my inbox was full of potential franchises,” Von said. “I started to do a little research on the stuff she sent me. I didn’t give her much feedback because I wasn’t seriously interested at that time. But the more I read about Anytime Fitness, the more it began to make sense.”