Planet Fitness has been around since 2003 when it opened its first branch in Florida. Since then, it’s been a leader in the fitness industry as a more accessible option compared to others.
That said, the original owner of Planet Fitness actually sold its namesake in 2002 to Chris Rondeau and Michael & Marc Grondahl.
While the idea of a “friendly” gym with a “Judgment-Free Zone” may have seemed like a good idea at the time, many disagree wildly. When looking at the state of fitness culture today, it’s hard to see how Planet Fitness would still be in business.
According to Ibisworld, there were 112,676 gym, health, and fitness clubs in the USA in 2022 — an increase of 2.7% since 2021. They also forecast that this number will continue to grow.
But can the same be said for Planet Fitness? Has the PC culture of 2022 created an environment for a soft-spoken gym to succeed? Or is the fitness environment just too aggressive?
Let’s look at the numbers.[Read more…] about 7 Planet Fitness Facts, Statistics & Trends for 2023