Planet Fitness announced this week the opening of its 400th club. Franchisee Dave Leon helped the Newington, NH-based company reach the milestone by opening his 18,000-square-foot club in Albany, NY.
Leon, who opened his first Planet Fitness club in 2004, now owns or co-owns 13 Planet Fitness clubs from Albany to Buffalo, NY.
“I’m honored to be a part of Planet Fitness and of this revolution that’s changed the fitness industry,” Leon said. “To be opening the 400th Planet Fitness club just speaks to the success of the company and the strength of our brand. People love our gyms.”
Members at the Albany gym were treated to a grand opening offer of $1 down, then $10 a month.
Mike Grondahl and his brother, Marc, opened the first Planet Fitness club in 1992 in Dover, NH. In 2003, Chris Rondeau joined the Grondahls as a partner, and with just four clubs in operation, the company began franchising. Today, Planet Fitness has more than 2.5 million members in 40 states and has more than 1,500 units sold in the United States and Puerto Rico.