Chris Rondeau

CEO, Planet Fitness

Chris Rondeau has served as the Chief Executive Officer of Planet Fitness since January 2013. Prior to that he served as the Chief Operating Officer since 2003. Mr. Rondeau joined Planet Fitness in 1993, working the front desk at the very first location in Dover, NH, one year after the original founders, Michael and Marc Grondahl, started the Company in 1992. Today the brand has over 2,000 locations system-wide.

Throughout the years, Chris played a critical role in developing and refining the unique, low-cost/high-value business model and lean operating system that revolutionized both the fitness and franchising industry. Under Rondeau’s leadership, Planet Fitness has experienced tremendous growth and has been recognized for many accolades including, “Entrepreneur Franchise 500 – Fastest Growing Franchise List, Franchise Times’ Top 200, Forbes’ America’s Best Franchises, Newsweek Best Customer Service, and Best Places to Work in New Hampshire. An innovative entrepreneur, Mr. Rondeau was also honored as an EY Entrepreneur of the Year and inducted into the UNH Alumni Entrepreneur Hall of Fame.

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