NEWINGTON, N.H., Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced that it opened its 700th club in Stockton, California. Planet Fitness is currently the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, and has revolutionized the industry with its combination of extremely low prices and unique, hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®.
The brand currently has more than 4.5 million members in 47 states and Puerto Rico. In the last five years, it has nearly tripled its size from 242 clubs in 2008 to 700 today. Planet Fitness' aggressive, strategic growth plans include both expanding in existing markets and entering new markets.
"As we celebrate our 10th year of franchising and the opening of our 700th club, we're excited to continue to open new locations and provide even more people with access to affordable, high-quality health clubs," said Planet Fitness' chief executive officer, Chris Rondeau. "Our unique, non-intimidating environment truly creates an atmosphere where everyone can feel comfortable."
The Stockton Planet Fitness offers high quality cardio and strength equipment, a 30-minute express circuit and 12 minute ab-circuit, numerous flat screen televisions, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, massage chairs*, Hydro-massage beds*, and a Total Body Enhancement booth.* Like most clubs in the Planet Fitness chain, the Stockton location will be open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
In addition to the $10 per month membership, Planet Fitness also offers the PF Black™ Card membership. For $19.99 a month, this premium membership includes access to all 700 clubs in the Planet Fitness chain, as well as tanning*, use of massage chairs*, Hydro-massage beds* and Total Body enhancement bed*, 50 percent off all cooler beverages, and the opportunity to bring a guest every day at no additional charge. Planet Fitness memberships also include a variety of other benefits, including membership appreciation gestures such as free pizza on the first Monday of every month, and free bagels on the second Tuesday of every month.
Planet Fitness is also the proud, exclusive gym sponsor of NBC's The Biggest Loser. For more information or to join online, visit www.planetfitness.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PlanetFitness) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/PlanetFitness).
*Included in PF Black™ Card membership
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 700 locations nationwide and has grown to more than 4.5 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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