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Planet Fitness boosts team with digital and development leaders

US-based gym chain Planet Fitness has strengthened its leadership team with high-level appointments in its digital and development divisions.

Craig Miller has been appointed to the post of chief digital and information officer and Rob Sopkin as chief development officer.

Miller will be responsible for leading the company's technology innovation as well as managing its digital information systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in building technology systems and innovative customer facing applications, having previously held roles at Sonic Drive-In, Bank of America and PepsiCo.

Sopkin will lead the brand's strategic and aggressive expansion efforts. He has two decades worth of regional and national real estate and development experience, having spent 18 years at Starbucks.

Founded in 1992, Planet Fitness has more than 10 million members and 1,400 gyms in 48 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic.

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US-based gym chain Planet Fitness has strengthened its leadership team with high-level appointments in its digital and development divisions.
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Andrew Grill

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Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Rich Hutson

CEO of CHi Fitness and Co-founder of Fire Fitness
The business wasn’t getting the numbers needed, so I raised the prices by 25 per cent. It worked and we didn’t skip a beat
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Planet Fitness boosts team with digital and development leaders

US-based gym chain Planet Fitness has strengthened its leadership team with high-level appointments in its digital and development divisions.

Craig Miller has been appointed to the post of chief digital and information officer and Rob Sopkin as chief development officer.

Miller will be responsible for leading the company's technology innovation as well as managing its digital information systems. He has more than 20 years of experience in building technology systems and innovative customer facing applications, having previously held roles at Sonic Drive-In, Bank of America and PepsiCo.

Sopkin will lead the brand's strategic and aggressive expansion efforts. He has two decades worth of regional and national real estate and development experience, having spent 18 years at Starbucks.

Founded in 1992, Planet Fitness has more than 10 million members and 1,400 gyms in 48 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic.

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Your marketing department will have to start writing ad copy for robots, not for humans. These digital agents will be gatekeepers, a bit like a PA. It’s already happening, so get ahead and start using it
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Rich Hutson

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The Life Fitness entrepreneur and ALS charity fundraiser is returning to the business that made his name
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Our industry starts and ends with people, so I spent my first three weeks visiting our clubs and listening
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Martin Seibold

CEO Life Fit Group
Gathering existing, strong brands under one roof to create the new Life Fit Group made perfect sense
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To celebrate their 20th Anniversary Power Plate is pleased to launch its new trade in, trade up programme.
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Hutchison Technologies: Audio visual
Fitness equipment
Shapewatch: Fitness equipment
Management software
GymSales: Management software
Architects/designers
Zynk Design Consultants: Architects/designers
Lockers/interior design
Safe Space Lockers Ltd: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
ResortSuite: Spa software
Member access schemes
Move GB: Member access schemes
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Whole body cryotherapy
Zimmer MedizinSysteme GmbH / icelab: Whole body cryotherapy
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
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TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
Diary dates
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Locations worldwide,
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