Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Planet Fitness opens first Queensland gym

Planet Fitness opens first Queensland gym
January 25, 2021

Planet Fitness has opened its first facility in Queensland, at Morayfield north of Brisbane, with Tanner Halton, Chief Executive of Bravo Fit Australia, the joint venture company developing  the group's future sites planning to launch two further clubs in greater Brisbane in the coming months.

Having launched in Australia in late 2019, entering the market with the offering of $5 a week memberships, the new gym marks the group's expansion outside of NSW.

As reported by the Caboolture Shire Herald, the new 24/7 gym offers more than 200 pieces of equipment as well as spray tans, HydroMassage, massage chairs and red light therapy in its premium membership package.

Introducing the new facility, Halton stated “our focus is on that first-time gym user.

“We’re there to make it a friendly place where the everyday Australians can go to get fit,” he said.

The club’s membership starts at just $5 a week which gives members unlimited access to the club.

With Halton advising that he hopes the brand would have five or six facilities open in Queensland in the next year, the group’s next club will open in Rothwell in April 2021.

Halton said Townsville, the Gold Coast and Chermside were had also been pinpointed for gyms in the future.

Cairns has also welcomed a new 12RND gym on its northern beaches.

The new 12RND facility at Clifton Beach is owned by Cairns Taipans Strength and Conditioning Coach Riley Mecela.

Images: Planet Fitness Morayfield.

Corrected 26th January 2021 to remove references to Planet Fitness' Australian gyms being franchised.

Related Articles

12th January 2021 - Masks compulsory in Brisbane fitness and sport centres

4th January 2021 - Fitness Australia calls for Federal government to introduce national plan to improve physical activity rates

16th December 2020 - Survey finds online fitness no replacement for real life connection

7th December 2020 - Facing 2020’s challenges 12RND Fitness continues with studio openings

2nd December 2020 - Australian Institute of Fitness predicts top industry trends for 2021

22nd November 2020 - IHRSA survey highlights users’ sentiments on the essential role of fitness clubs

17th November 2020 - Fitness Australia Chief Executive questions why gyms must close but pubs can stay open

13th November 2020 - New consultancy helps fitness club owners develop solid exit plans

9th September 2020 - 12RND Fitness’ Michael Jordan backs challenge to Victorian Chief Health Officer’s comments that gyms are ‘high risk’

16th July 2020 - Planet Fitness takes ‘vigorous steps’ to limit community transmission of Coronavirus

29th May 2020 - Planet Fitness Australia founder calls on governments to ‘open our gyms’

8th November 2019 - Planet Fitness confirms arrival in Australia

25th October 2019 - Planet Fitness arrives in Australia with $5 a week gym memberships

29th August 2019 - Planet Fitness to accelerate new club opening plans following strong financial performance

25th July 2019 - Planet Fitness planning Australian arrival with ‘Judgment Free’ clubs

19th June 2019 - Fast growing boxing and strength training provider 12RND Fitness unleashes the ‘fighter’ within

1st July 2012 - Inaugural Queensland Fitness Conference announced for Brisbane

18th August 2010 - Price war wages in Cairns Fitness Clubs

Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

@leisure Planners

@leisure is a team of experienced leisure, aquatic and sports facility managers and planners, with market modelling, sports management, recreation planning, business and GIS qualifications. We have…

read more




Ausfit began in 1992, providing software services to the health and fitness sector including ClubWise, a fully hosted web-based product which combines state of the art club management software,…

read more

Billing / Finance / Fitness / Technology


APT Asia Pacific Pty Ltd

APT (Advanced Polymer Technology) is the leading global manufacturer of polyurethane-based materials, acrylic coatings and synthetic turf products for sporting and recreational applications. From…

read more

Environment / Sport / Surfaces / Technology


BH Fitness

BH Fitness, part of the long-standing and iconic bike manufacturer BH Group, is a global leader in fitness equipment for both Commercial and Home markets. The company, with the headquarters based in…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness


Spill Station Australia

Compliant chemical storage and decanting solutions. Includes spill kits, spill containment pallets, chemical decanting decks and safety shower and eyewash equipment. See our full range of solutions

read more

Aquatics / Safety / Security / Venues



The Fitness Generation is now part of NovoFit - see

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness



    SimplySwim is a school management solution that helps swimming school owners and managers optimize operations by automating functions such as managing class schedules, billing and…

read more

Aquatics / Education / Recreation / Safety / Technology



Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business