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Fitness Clubs, Suppliers Make 2013 Inc. 5,000 List

Inc. magazine recently released its annual Inc. 5,000 list, and once again, the fitness industry is well represented. By Stuart Goldman

Business Q&A: Planet Fitness CEO reflects on successful business model

Along with the founders, Mike and Mark Grondahl, UNH graduate Chris Rondeau was a driving force behind the 20-year evolution of one of the best-known national brands to originate in New Hampshire, now with 670 locations nationwide. By Dave Solomon

Metro Detroit's gym scene expanding, but not for heavy lifters

By JC Reindl

Big muscles. Heavy weights. Loud grunts.

Such were the sights and sounds of the metro Detroit fitness club industry in the 1970s, when brothers William and Norman Dabish opened their first Powerhouse Gym in Highland Park.

TSG Consumer Partners takes stake in Planet Fitness, adds partners

By Mark Calvey

TSG Consumer Partners hired two operating partners and plans to add more soon. The San Francisco private equity firm also took a majority stake in Planet Fitness, without disclosing the sum invested.

Planet Fitness grows with ‘judgment-free’ gyms

From the moment you step into the newest gym in Reading, there’s no doubt you have entered a Planet Fitness. By Sarah Shemkus

Inside Planet Fitness' Candy-Pumping Money Machine

Planet Fitness is gaining gym membership market share, offering cheap memberships, pizza and candy. Bloomberg's Su Keenan gets the 'healthy fun' tour.

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Planet Fitness Fights ‘Thinspiration’ With ‘No Pintimidation’ Campaign

By Devon Glenn

Planet Fitness has always marketed to out-of-shape people who just want to jog-walk on the treadmill without being judged by gym rats.

Now the fitness chain is doing the same thing on Pinterest.

Planet Fitness Supports Breast Cancer Research for Mother’s Day

In honor of Mother’s Day, Planet Fitness announced that the company and participating franchisees are sponsoring the brand’s fourth-annual Mother’s Day promotion, in order to raise money for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® (BCRF), a not-for-profit organization committed to funding scientific research to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer.

Give mom the gift of good health

A healthy mom is a happy one. Treat her right with these special Mother’s Day fitness deals. By Meredith Engel

The Secret of Planet Fitness's Success

The Secret of Planet Fitness's Success
By Judith Ohikuare

Keeping things simple has helped the fitness chain grow to more than $500 million in revenue. 

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