The Planet Fitness Evolution

Outline of New Hampshire marking Dover

1992

The first Planet Fitness opens in Dover, New Hampshire

1993

UNH student Chris Rondeau (now CEO)takes front-desk job at Dover gym

Chris Rondeau
Judgement Free Zone

1997

Planet Fitness unveils the Judgement Free Zone® philosophy as a way to make first-time gym users feel comfortable joining and starting their fitness journey

1999

In Concord, NH, after a daylong shortage of hot water, members were thanked for their patience with free pizza. The popularity of the giveaway led to once-a-month pizza night in all locations

Stylized pizza
Outline of Florida marking Altamonte Springs

2003

The first Planet Fitness franchise opens in Altamonte Springs, FL

2005

The PF Black Card® was introduced at $19.99 a month. PF Black Card® members can workout at any Planet Fitness in the system, bring a guest at no additional charge, and have access to amenities including HydroMassage, massage chairs, tanning, and more

PF Black Card
Outline of Utah marking Logan

2006

100th club opens in Logan, UT

2011

Planet Fitness opens its first location outside the continental United States in Carolina, Puerto Rico

Outline of Puerto Rico marking Carolina
Outline of Illinois marking Morton Grove

2012

500th club opens in Morton Grove, IL

2013

Chris Rondeau is named Chief Executive Officer

Chris Rondeau
Outline of Ontario Canada marking Toronto

2014

1st international location opens in Toronto, Ontario, Canada

2015

1,000th club opens in Washington, D.C.
Planet Fitness becomes a publicly traded company on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol PLNT
1st club opens in Dominican Republic

Outline of Washington DC, outline of Dominican Republic and ticker symbol PLNT
The Judgement Free Generation

2016

The Judgement Free Generation™ is launched, Planet Fitness’ national philanthropic initiative designed to combat the judgement and bullying faced by today’s teens by creating a culture of kindness and encouragement

2017

Planet Fitness reaches 10 million member mark

10 million members