28 Oct PLANET FITNESS, CRAIN PARTNER TO BUILD NEW CENTERS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Planet Fitness TN LLC has teamed with Crain Construction Inc. to build 14 facilities over six years across Tennessee. The new centers are a result of the growing popularity and rapid nationwide expansion of Planet Fitness, and of the general contractor’s ability to develop long-term relationships with clients.
The relationship between the two companies started in 2013 when Crain Construction built a Planet Fitness in Jackson. Since then, Crain Construction has completed Planet Fitness centers in cities across the Tennessee, including Dickson, Murfreesboro, Lebanon, Morristown, Maryville and Cleveland. The newest fitness center is under construction in Shelbyville and will be completed mid-January 2020.
“The centers include full fitness areas, upgraded tanning and hydromassage areas, locker rooms and shower facilities,” said Gary New, Crain Construction’s preconstruction manager. “The Fitness Planets typically ranging from 17,000 to 20,000 square feet in size.”
Planet Fitness now has more than 1,800 locations, which is up 60 percent from three years prior. The company has said it expects to reach 4,000 gyms nationwide long-term. Most Planet Fitness centers are going into former retail space left empty when Sears, Toys R Us and others exit. This past summer, Kohl’s announced it would provide space to Planet Fitness next to 10 of its stores.
“We’re honored Planet Fitness has put their trust in us,” said Michael Rankin, president and CEO of Crain Construction. “We work vigorously to earn and keep that trust and exceed their expectations.”
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