Monday, November 14, 2016

Planet Fitness to Open at Cressona Mall Thursday

(11/14/16) Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, today announced its first location in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

 The club will open its doors November 17 and is located at 1544 Route 61 Highway South in the Cressona Mall.

Planet Fitness is celebrating the opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, December 7 at 4:00 p.m. In honor of the grand opening, Planet Fitness will present an oversized $2,500 check to representatives from the Olivet Boys & Girls Club. Olivet Boys & Girls Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as healthy, productive, caring, responsible citizens.

Planet Fitness has also invited the season 14 winner of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser” Danni Allen to help celebrate on December 7. Danni will be available from 4:00-8:00 p.m. to talk about fitness tips, how she has kept the weight off and her experience on the show. Planet Fitness will also offer pizza and a variety of giveaways throughout the day.

New members can join for just $1 down and then $10 a month with no commitment now through the grand opening. The new Planet Fitness is over 24,000 sq. feet and will offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage beds*, massage chairs*, tanning*, a Total Body Enhancement booth*, and more. The club will be open and staffed 24 hours, seven days a week.

Additionally, Planet Fitness has extended its judgement free philosophy outside of its gyms and into communities that need it most with its national philanthropic initiative, “The Judgement Free Generation™”. Together with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the nation’s leading youth development organization, supporting millions of kids and teens during the critical out-of-school time, and STOMP Out Bullying, the leading anti-bullying organization in the U.S., Planet Fitness aims to empower a generation of teens to grow up contributing to a more judgement free planet – a place where everyone feels accepted and like they belong.

"We’re thrilled to bring our Judgement Free fitness experience to Pottsville, and we encourage everyone to come check out the new club, meet our friendly staff, get a tour and see what the Judgement Free Zone is all about,” said Planet Fitness franchisee Matt Glance. “We are honored to celebrate our grand opening with the Olivet Boys & Girls Club, as we are fortunate to help change people’s lives every day and we are thrilled to support an important organization that is positively impacting the lives of so many children in our community. Also, we are excited to celebrate our grand opening with Danni Allen of ‘The Biggest Loser,’ as her success is a testament to the ability to reach even the hardest of goals, and at Planet Fitness we want our members to feel comfortable and set goals that work for them.”

Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone®, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. Each club also features the brand’s iconic “Lunk Alarm,” which is a purple and yellow siren on the wall used to gently remind people that grunting, dropping weights or judging others is not permitted.

Membership includes a variety of other benefits, including unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe @ pf ® program. In addition, as a member appreciation gesture, Planet Fitness provides free pizza on the first Monday of every month, and free bagels on the second Tuesday of every month while supplies last, as a reminder that it’s okay to treat yourself every once in a while.

The PF Black Card® membership, which is $19.99 a month, includes additional amenities such as the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 1,200+ Planet Fitness locations, as well as access to massage beds and chairs and tanning, among other benefits*.

Planet Fitness also provides members with an opportunity to connect and support each other with “Planet of Triumphs,” an online community that celebrates all accomplishments and inspirational stories of Planet Fitness members. Planet of Triumphs provides an online platform for members to recognize their triumphs (big or small), share their stories and encourage others, reinforcing the Company’s belief that ‘everyone belongs’.

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