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Sep 09, 2013, 10:42 ET
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Planet Fitness Continues Successful Growth With Puerto Rico Expansion

 Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and friendly prices, recently opened a new...

Jul 23, 2013, 07:15 ET
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Planet Fitness Appoints Dorvin Lively As New Chief Financial Officer

 Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and friendly prices, today announced that Dorvin...

Jul 01, 2013, 12:37 ET
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Planet Fitness Mother's Day Promotion Raises Approximately $335,000 for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF)

 Planet Fitness and its franchisees today announced that the company donated approximately $335,000 to support breast cancer research...

Jun 20, 2013, 14:43 ET
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Planet Fitness Responds to "Pinterest Stress" with "No Pintimidation" Relief Effort

 Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and friendly prices, is responding to the...

May 08, 2013, 09:00 ET
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In Honor Of Mother's Day, Planet Fitness To Donate Enrollment Fees To The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

This Mother's Day, $10 never meant so much. Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and...

Feb 21, 2013, 12:00 ET
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Planet Fitness, National Brand Partner of the Biggest Loser on NBC, Offers Fans on Twitter Chance to Win Trip to Los Angeles for Show's Finale

 Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and friendly prices, and the national brand...

Jan 29, 2013, 08:07 ET

Planet Fitness Returns to 'The Biggest Loser' With Bigger Presence

 Planet Fitness, the gym franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® atmosphere and friendly prices, has returned to primetime on...

Jan 09, 2013, 13:00 ET
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Planet Fitness Hits 600th Location

Planet Fitness, the national gym partner for NBC's The Biggest Loser, opened its 600th location December 27th, as the franchise company continues...

Oct 12, 2012, 12:38 ET

Zoom Media / ClubCom and Planet Fitness Enter Long-Term Digital Media Relationship

 Zoom Media & Marketing (Zoom), the world's largest fitness digital media company, today announced a long-term agreement between ClubCom,...

Sep 26, 2012, 17:23 ET
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Planet Fitness Ushers In The Return Of The Pat On The Back In Social Campaign Featuring The POTB Generator

A gesture can carry powerful meaning, and Planet Fitness, the fastest-growing gym franchise in the U.S., is reviving a classic one in a new...

Apr 10, 2012, 18:39 ET
In the past three years, Planet Fitness has donated a total of nearly $1.2 million to The Breat Cancer Research Foundation.  (PRNewsFoto/Planet Fitness)

Planet Fitness Sale Raises Over $600,000 for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation

 Planet Fitness gyms nationwide donated $607,000 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation®  through a special promotion that took...

Mar 22, 2012, 15:00 ET

Planet Fitness to Raise Big Money for Breast Cancer Research

 For the third straight year, Planet Fitness will hold a special springtime promotion to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research...

Jan 17, 2012, 13:38 ET
Planet Fitness, whose 3.5 million members make it the largest gym chain in the US, opened its 500th location this week outside Chicago.  (PRNewsFoto/Planet Fitness)

500 and Beyond for Planet Fitness

 Planet Fitness, the national gym partner for NBC's The Biggest Loser, opened its 500th location here yesterday as the franchise...

Jan 03, 2012, 11:58 ET

Planet Fitness Strikes a Deal as 'Biggest Loser' Gym Sponsor

 Planet Fitness, the gym franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® atmosphere and friendly prices, has been named a national sponsor...

Aug 31, 2011, 11:45 ET

Planet Fitness Opens its Facilities to People Affected by Outages

Planet Fitness has opened its shower and locker room facilities to all people in areas that remain without power due to Hurricane Irene. People...

May 25, 2011, 08:00 ET

Planet Fitness Sale Raises Over $370,000 for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Planet Fitness gyms nationwide donated $370,200 to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation through a special Mother's Day promotion that took place...

Aug 12, 2010, 14:49 ET
Newly named Planet Fitness chairman Marc Grondahl (right) with the company's other owners -- his brother Michael (left) and Chris Rondeau (center). (Photo courtesy of Planet Fitness). (PRNewsFoto/Planet Fitness)

Co-Founder is Named Chairman of Planet Fitness

Marc Grondahl, who co-founded Planet Fitness and helped fuel its growth from a small New Hampshire gym to one of the fastest-growing franchises in...

Apr 28, 2010, 10:03 ET
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 02/13/2008

Gulf Oil CFO Jumps to Planet Fitness

Jayne Conway, a longtime Dunkin’ Brands executive and most recently the chief financial officer at Gulf Oil LP, has been named chief...

Aug 17, 2009, 12:38 ET
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 AUBURN HILLS, MI UNITED STATES
 02/13/2008

Planet Fitness Soars to Inc. 500

Planet Fitness, the health club company whose low prices and hassle-free atmosphere have struck a chord with consumers, is being honored in the...

Apr 15, 2009, 15:41 ET

Despite Ailing Economy, Planet Fitness Thrives

Franchisees buck an industry trend and boost enrollments DOVER, N.H., April 15 /PRNewswire/ -- As the economy struggles, many health and fitness...