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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 2, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)  
 Planet Fitness, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware 001-37534 38-3942097
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
4 Liberty Lane West
Hampton, NH 03842
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (603750-0001
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, 00016372072020-06-022020-06-02

UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
 
 FORM 8-K
 
CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
June 2, 2020
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported)  
 Planet Fitness, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
     
Delaware 001-37534 38-3942097
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation) (Commission File Number) (I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
4 Liberty Lane West
Hampton, NH 03842
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (603750-0001
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:
 
Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)
 
Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))
 
Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Exchange Act:
Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Class A common stock, $0.0001 Par ValuePLNTNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  



Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced on March 18 and March 30, 2020, Planet Fitness, Inc. (the "Company"), in response to the coronavirus outbreak, proactively closed all of its locations. The Company began reopening its stores on May 1, 2020 in certain locations where governmental authorities had lifted stay-at-home orders. In order to promote the health and safety of its team members, members and their communities as stores are reopened, the Company has developed store reopening and operating protocols to help address COVID-19 safety. Among other measures, these new safety protocols include:
an increased number of sanitization stations available throughout the gym floor for member use at each store, and those stations have been made more visible through the use of additional signage;
the disinfectant used throughout the stores is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as being effective against COVID-19;
team members conducting walk arounds every twenty minutes to clean and sanitize high-touch areas;
touchless check-in is available via the free Planet Fitness mobile app;
certain pieces of cardio equipment are temporarily marked as being out of use to promote appropriate distance between members while using equipment; and
new signage has been placed throughout each store to highlight the Company’s sanitization and distancing guidelines.
As of June 1, 2020 the Company had reopened approximately 800 stores across 30 states and one province in Canada. The Company anticipates that an additional 200 stores may be able to open by mid-June. At the locations that have reopened, the Company has experienced the following results to date:
overall average membership levels have remained relatively consistent compared to the day the store reopened, while both joins and cancels have increased compared to the same time period last year;
store usage (number of visits per store) at reopened stores that have been open at least two weeks has increased between the date of reopening and May 31, 2020, with usage indexing at approximately 60% compared to the same time period last year; and
Black Card membership percentage for new joins has been approximately 60%, which is consistent with historical levels.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include the Company’s expected store openings and other statements, estimates and projections that do not relate solely to historical facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “future,” “strategy” and similar references to future periods, although not all forward-looking statements include these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are not assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on the Company’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of the business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company’s control. Actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties associated with the duration and impact of COVID-19, which has resulted in store closures and may give rise to or heighten one or more of the other risks and uncertainties described herein, competition in the fitness industry, the Company’s and franchisees’ ability to attract and retain new members, the Company's and franchisees’ ability to identify and secure suitable sites for new franchise stores, changes in consumer demand, changes in equipment costs, the Company’s ability to expand into new markets domestically and internationally, operating costs for the Company and franchisees generally, availability and cost of capital for franchisees, acquisition activity, developments and changes in laws and regulations, our substantial increased indebtedness as a result of our refinancing and securitization transactions and our ability to incur additional indebtedness or refinance that indebtedness in the future, our future financial performance and our ability to pay principal and interest on our indebtedness, our corporate structure and tax receivable agreements, failures, interruptions or security breaches of the Company's information systems or technology, general economic conditions and the other factors described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s views only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, neither the Company nor any of its affiliates or representatives undertake any obligation to provide additional information or to correct or update any information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.




 
SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
   
PLANET FITNESS, INC.
  
By: /s/ Thomas Fitzgerald
Name:
Title:
 Thomas Fitzgerald
Chief Financial Officer
Dated: June 2, 2020
PLNTNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  



Item 7.01Regulation FD Disclosure.
As previously announced on March 18 and March 30, 2020, Planet Fitness, Inc. (the "Company"), in response to the coronavirus outbreak, proactively closed all of its locations. The Company began reopening its stores on May 1, 2020 in certain locations where governmental authorities had lifted stay-at-home orders. In order to promote the health and safety of its team members, members and their communities as stores are reopened, the Company has developed store reopening and operating protocols to help address COVID-19 safety. Among other measures, these new safety protocols include:
an increased number of sanitization stations available throughout the gym floor for member use at each store, and those stations have been made more visible through the use of additional signage;
the disinfectant used throughout the stores is listed by the Environmental Protection Agency as being effective against COVID-19;
team members conducting walk arounds every twenty minutes to clean and sanitize high-touch areas;
touchless check-in is available via the free Planet Fitness mobile app;
certain pieces of cardio equipment are temporarily marked as being out of use to promote appropriate distance between members while using equipment; and
new signage has been placed throughout each store to highlight the Company’s sanitization and distancing guidelines.
As of June 1, 2020 the Company had reopened approximately 800 stores across 30 states and one province in Canada. The Company anticipates that an additional 200 stores may be able to open by mid-June. At the locations that have reopened, the Company has experienced the following results to date:
overall average membership levels have remained relatively consistent compared to the day the store reopened, while both joins and cancels have increased compared to the same time period last year;
store usage (number of visits per store) at reopened stores that have been open at least two weeks has increased between the date of reopening and May 31, 2020, with usage indexing at approximately 60% compared to the same time period last year; and
Black Card membership percentage for new joins has been approximately 60%, which is consistent with historical levels.
In accordance with General Instruction B.2 of Form 8-K, the information in this Current Report on Form 8-K shall not be deemed “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section, nor shall it be deemed incorporated by reference in any filing under the Securities Act of 1933.
Forward-Looking Statements
This Current Report on Form 8-K contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the federal securities laws, which involve risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements include the Company’s expected store openings and other statements, estimates and projections that do not relate solely to historical facts. Forward-looking statements can be identified by words such as “anticipate” “believe,” “expect,” “plan,” “future,” “strategy” and similar references to future periods, although not all forward-looking statements include these identifying words. Forward-looking statements are not assurances of future performance. Instead, they are based only on the Company’s current beliefs, expectations and assumptions regarding the future of the business, future plans and strategies, projections, anticipated events and trends, the economy and other future conditions. Because forward-looking statements relate to the future, they are subject to inherent uncertainties, risks and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict and many of which are outside of the Company’s control. Actual results and financial condition may differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties associated with the duration and impact of COVID-19, which has resulted in store closures and may give rise to or heighten one or more of the other risks and uncertainties described herein, competition in the fitness industry, the Company’s and franchisees’ ability to attract and retain new members, the Company's and franchisees’ ability to identify and secure suitable sites for new franchise stores, changes in consumer demand, changes in equipment costs, the Company’s ability to expand into new markets domestically and internationally, operating costs for the Company and franchisees generally, availability and cost of capital for franchisees, acquisition activity, developments and changes in laws and regulations, our substantial increased indebtedness as a result of our refinancing and securitization transactions and our ability to incur additional indebtedness or refinance that indebtedness in the future, our future financial performance and our ability to pay principal and interest on our indebtedness, our corporate structure and tax receivable agreements, failures, interruptions or security breaches of the Company's information systems or technology, general economic conditions and the other factors described in the Company’s annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2019, quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2020, and the Company’s other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. In light of the significant risks and uncertainties inherent in forward-looking statements, investors should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect the Company’s views only as of the date of this press release. Except as required by law, neither the Company nor any of its affiliates or representatives undertake any obligation to provide additional information or to correct or update any information set forth in this Current Report on Form 8-K, whether as a result of new information, future developments or otherwise.




 
SIGNATURE
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
 
   
PLANET FITNESS, INC.
  
By: /s/ Thomas Fitzgerald
Name:
Title:
 Thomas Fitzgerald
Chief Financial Officer
Dated: June 2, 2020

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