NEWINGTON, N.H., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced that Corey Benish has been appointed to the position of Chief Information Officer, reporting directly to Planet Fitness Chief Executive Officer Chris Rondeau. Benish will oversee the company's technology strategy, leading initiatives to build and scale its systems and data to support the brand's strategic and aggressive growth.
Prior to joining Planet Fitness, Benish served as Chief Technology Officer at National Dentex Corporation. Prior to National Dentex Corporation, Benish was Chief Information Officer at AGA Medical Corporation. Earlier in his career, Benish spent several years at Jefferson Wells, now Experis, where he led the Technology Risk Management Practice, and at MoneyGram International, where he held various IT management roles.
"Corey is an accomplished executive with over 15 years of experience driving successful technology solutions and leading and positioning high growth companies for scale," said Planet Fitness' Chief Executive Officer, Chris Rondeau. "We are excited to welcome him to Planet Fitness and are confident that his expertise will allow us to continue to implement innovative, best-in-class technology solutions for our clubs, members, and franchisees."
"I am thrilled to join the Planet Fitness leadership team and look forward to working closely with our technology partners, internal teams, and franchisees to build and scale cost-effective IT solutions to drive the business, support the company's continued growth and expansion, and enhance the member experience," said Corey Benish, Planet Fitness Chief Information Officer.
Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a non-intimidating, judgement free environment at extremely affordable prices – just $10 a month, or $19.99 a month for the PF Black Card®. All memberships include access to high quality cardio and strength equipment, unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe @ pf ® program, access to spacious locker rooms complete with showers and day lockers, and much more.
Currently, there are more than 800 clubs nationwide and approximately 6 million members. Planet Fitness is also the proud gym sponsor of NBC's The Biggest Loser®. For more information or to join online, please visit www.PlanetFitness.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PlanetFitness) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/PlanetFitness).
About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is now the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, and has revolutionized the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly, and hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®.
Planet Fitness has more than 800 locations nationwide and has grown to approximately 6 million members. The company prides itself on giving people an unbeatable value, top-notch facilities, and an atmosphere that focuses on the needs of occasional or first-time gym users rather than hard-core fitness fanatics. All Planet Fitness clubs feature a wide selection of brand-name cardio and strength equipment, and provide unlimited fitness instruction with all memberships.
Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC's The Biggest Loser®. For more information visit www.PlanetFitness.com.
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