Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

Initial Investment

LOW: $853,390
HIGH: $3,669,150

Change in Units

+9.5% +96 UNITS (1 Year)
+26.1% +265 UNITS (3 Years)

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Company Profile



Franchising Since

2003 (13 Years)

Corporate Address

26 Fox Run Rd. Newington, NH 03801


Chris Rondeau

Ticker Symbol

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.


Financial Requirements

Initial Investment

$853,390 - $3,669,150

Net-worth Requirement


Liquid Cash Requirement


Ongoing Fees

Initial Franchise Fee


Ongoing Royalty Fee


Ad Royalty Fee


Financing Options

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

Franchise 500® Rank History

Highest Rank: 67

Lowest Rank: 157

* Not all years were ranked

Units (Locations)

Where Seeking Franchisees:
Franchisor is seeking new units internationally.

Operations & Franchisor Support

Training Onsite: varies

Training at headquarters: 3-5 days

Additional Training: At certified training club

Ongoing Support
Purchasing Co-ops
Toll-Free Line
Grand Opening
Field Operations

Marketing Support
Co-op Advertising
Ad Slicks
Regional Media
National Media

Number of employees required to run: 12 - 15

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Updated: September 19th, 2016

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