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Old 01-18-2013, 01:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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PLanet Fitness with 11 beds?

I recently had a Planet Fitness with 11 beds open up in my area. Is that many beds common? Does anyone have any news articles or other that discuss the impact of such tanning/gyms on surrounding tanning salons? Or can anyone comment from personal experience? Thanks!
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Re: PLanet Fitness with 11 beds?

Not a new trend...gyms and tanning have a long standing marriage. Tho, 11 beds is excessive, Usually 3-4 most. But then again isn't PF owned by Heartland Tan?

Curious, what beds do they have?

I have 3 Planet Fitness' near me..have no idea if they offer tanning, and don't care, but surely they do since it is the norm now and part of the fitness business plan.

I have several 24/7 gyms nearby..all offer tanning...good beds too.

I do Know they avoid (not required) to pay the 'tan-tax'...tanning is offered as an add-on and not the main business. By offering it as part of the work-out package they skate around it, tho I am sure they don't turn away 'walk-ins'
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Re: PLanet Fitness with 11 beds?

Planet fitness is heavy on tanning and are by a significant margin the largest indoor tanning provider in the US.
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Larger than PBT?
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Re: PLanet Fitness with 11 beds?

PF is not owned by Heartland. The owners of Heartland own a PF gym.

PF is huge in the world of tanning now.
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Re: PLanet Fitness with 11 beds?

Are they also huge at the world of gyms?
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Re: PLanet Fitness with 11 beds?

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PF is not owned by Heartland. The owners of Heartland own a PF gym.

PF is huge in the world of tanning now.
Thanks for clarification. Since original post, I visited a nearby PF out of curiosity to check them out...got the grand tour...they have (at this particular gym), 6 beds...all Ergo. However, I was told most PF's have standups. This particular PF was a former pvt owned, now conversion. The beds may have been there

So, I would have to say, 'a force to be reckon with'....I am in metro Atlanta. They have 11 locations and more coming, as well as in Savannah, Macon, and Chattanooga, TN (which some call a 'northern Atlanta-burb)...seem to be covering the state
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Most are now putting in Ergo beds and booths.
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