Franchise: Planet Fitness

Initial Investment
LOW:$853,390
HIGH: $3,669,150
Change in Units
+10.8% +110 UNITS (1 Year)
+50.1% +375 UNITS (3 Years)

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Newsletter
Meetings
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Internet
Security
Field Operations
Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
National Media
Regional Media

Training Onsite: varies

Training at headquarters: 3-5 days

Additional Training: At certified training club

Number of employees required to run: 12 - 15

About Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness got its start in 1992 when Michael Grondahl acquired a struggling gym. He reduced membership prices to compete against better-known brands and focused on serving occasional or first-time gym users. Every Planet Fitness location holds a pizza night for members once a month, as well as a bagel morning, and Tootsie Rolls are available at all times. Each gym also has a "Lunk Alarm" to discourage behaviors such as grunting and dropping weights.

Founded

1992

Franchising Since

2003 (14 Years)

Corporate Address

26 Fox Run Rd. Newington, NH 03801

CEO

Chris Rondeau

Ticker Symbol

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$853,390 - $3,669,150

Net-worth Requirement

$3,000,000

Liquid Cash Requirement

$1,500,000

Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee

$20,000 - $20,000

Ongoing Royalty Fee

5%

Ad Royalty Fee

9%

Financing Options

Planet Fitness has relationships with third-party sources which offer financing to cover the following: 
startup costs, equipment

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Updated: September 19th, 2016

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