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Want to work out at Planet Fitness during the pandemic? You’ll need a mask.

On Monday, Planet Fitness announced it would require members to wear masks at its gyms at all times starting August 1. Planet Fitness is the first major fitness chain to require masks, although many retailers like Walmart have already implemented their own mask mandates. However, mask mandates aren’t easily enforced, […]
Want to work out at Planet Fitness during the pandemic? You’ll need a mask.
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Planet Fitness CEO suggests unplugging ‘every other piece of cardio’ equipment at gyms as one way to enforce social distancing when lockdowns end

The chief executive of gym chain Planet Fitness said in a recent interview that social distancing inside gyms is possible, even as the pandemic has accelerated consumers’ adoption of digital fitness and at-home workouts. Practicing social distancing could include unplugging some equipment to create space between treadmills, for instance, Chris […]
Planet Fitness CEO suggests unplugging ‘every other piece of cardio’ equipment at gyms as one way to enforce social distancing when lockdowns end
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Smoothie chains and gyms are teaming up to cash in on the retail apocalypse

Gym brands like Planet Fitness and Lifetime Fitness are opening in shuttered Sears and Macy’s stores as the retail apocalypse sweeps America. Smoothie chains that once relied on mall foot traffic are also turning to fitness brands, adding more healthy options to the menu and opening near gyms. For gyms, […]
Smoothie chains and gyms are teaming up to cash in on the retail apocalypse
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The top 10 franchises in America in 2019

Buying a franchise is a personal decision people make based on a number of factors. If you’re looking for a place to start, Entrepreneur magazine compiles a list of the top 500 franchises in the US every year. Here are this year’s top 10 franchises on Entrepreneur’s 2019 Franchise 500. […]
The top 10 franchises in America in 2019
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Kohl’s is shrinking its stores and adding Planet Fitness gyms

Kohl’s is bringing Planet Fitness gyms to as many as 10 of its stores. The gyms will fill empty space next to Kohl’s stores that are getting downsized to bring in retail partners. Kohl’s has been one of the few department store chains to avoid mass store closings and report […]
Kohl’s is shrinking its stores and adding Planet Fitness gyms
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Hundreds of Sears stores could soon close — here’s what might replace them

Sears could close hundreds of stores in the coming months as it nears bankruptcy. Mall owners are increasingly looking to attract gyms, off-price retailers, and grocery stores to the spaces left by dead department stores, according to a recent report by the commercial real-estate company JLL. Dead Sears stores have […]
Hundreds of Sears stores could soon close — here’s what might replace them