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Merrithew partners with Planet Fitness Group as exclusive equipment distributor in France

Toronto, ON – – Merrithew Leaders in Mindful Movement, is pleased to announce Planet Fitness Group, a leading supplier of premium, high-quality fitness education, training and equipment, as Merrithew’s exclusive equipment distributor in France. Planet Fitness Group was previously a Merrithew reseller in France. This new partnership strengthens the relationship between the two companies and expands the reach of Merrithew’s world-renowned fitness equipment throughout the country.

“Our partnership with Planet Fitness Group is an excellent opportunity to bring Merrithew’s world-class equipment to fitness enthusiasts and businesses throughout France,” says Lindsay G. Merrithew, President & CEO, Merrithew.

“Our mission is to offer our clients the very best in equipment, education and training,” says Christophe Andanson, founder of Planet Fitness Group. “Merrithew’s reputation for industry excellence is unparalleled. We look forward to continuing to work with Merrithew to bring our clients the very best in fitness equipment.”

This partnership will support existing members of the mindful movement community in France, also furthering the Leader in Mindful Movement’s global reach as the premier provider for mind-body exercise education, equipment and accessories.

About Planet Fitness Group

Planet Fitness Group was founded in 1996 by former Olympic wrestler Christophe Andanson. Active in all European countries and in Africa, Planet Fitness Group is dedicated to bringing clients the best in fitness education, programs and training by working with the best educators and sports training specialists, and collaborating with leading international brands such as Merrithew, LesMills, Reebok, TRX, HBX, ViPR, Rocktape, Bodybike and Trigger Point. Planet Fitness occupies a market leading position in professional education for personal trainers and functional training programs, and has always been the first to find and launch new programmes and innovations in the world of fitness.
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About Merrithew

Merrithew was co-founded by Lindsay and Moira Merrithew in 1988. For over 30 years the company has been dedicated to enriching the lives of others by providing responsible exercise modalities and innovative fitness brands across the globe. Merrithew’s premier Pilates brand, STOTT PILATES®, delivers best-in-class Pilates education and media to everyone from avid exercisers, elite athletes, and pre/post-natal clients, to rehab and fitness professionals, and is used by studios worldwide. Other high-end Merrithew fitness brands include ZEN•GA®, Total Barre®, CORE Athletic Conditioning & Performance Training and Halo® Training. Merrithew has trained more than 60,000 students in 135 countries. Merrithew’s Media Division (MMD) produces print and video-based content for professional and consumer markets. For more information visit

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