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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
Planet Fitness brings back the pat on the back. potb.planetfitness.com.  (PRNewsFoto/Planet Fitness)

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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Scott Gallett Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations and Internal Communications BorgWarner Inc. (PRNewsFoto/BorgWarner Inc., Pat Bafile)[AW]
 AUBURN HILLS, MI UNITED STATES
 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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Scott Gallett Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations and Internal Communications BorgWarner Inc. (PRNewsFoto/BorgWarner Inc., Pat Bafile)[AW]
 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...

Apr 02, 2009, 11:48 ET
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Experts agree that one of the best ways to combat stress is to exercise, and Planet Fitness clubs are making it easier to do just that. (PRNewsFoto/Planet Fitness)[AT]
 DOVER, NH UNITED STATES
 04/02/2009

In Tough Times, Planet Fitness Offers Solutions to Ease Stress

The bad economy is challenging more than people's bank accounts. It's also ratcheting up stress levels, and according to a recent guidebook from...

Mar 30, 2009, 15:21 ET

Planet Fitness Clubs Offer Memberships for $1

More than 250 clubs nationwide to launch sale for fiscal fitness. No more excuses! Planet Fitness just made it easier to get fit and stay healthy...

Aug 25, 2008, 01:00 ET
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Scott Gallett Vice President, Marketing, Public Relations and Internal Communications BorgWarner Inc. (PRNewsFoto/BorgWarner Inc., Pat Bafile)[AW]
 AUBURN HILLS, MI UNITED STATES
 02/13/2008

N.H.-Based Health Club Operator Sets The Industry's Pace

DOVER, N.H., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness, the health club chain known for its "Judgment Free" atmosphere and friendly prices, earned...

Nov 22, 2006, 00:00 ET

Planet Fitness Issues Official Response to Inaccuracies in New York Gym Grunter's Claims

DOVER, N.H., Nov. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness today issued an official statement in response to "The Gym Grunter" Albert Argibay: "Mr....