PORTAGE, Mich. - Nov. 11, 2014 // PRNewswire // - Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced plans to open in Portage, the second Planet Fitness location in the Greater Kalamazoo area. The Portage Planet Fitness club, located at 6420 South Westnedge Avenue, will open by the end of this year.
A membership pre-sale will begin on November 10, during which members can join for just $1 down and then $10 a month, and be entered for the chance to win a free membership for a year. Until the Portage club opens by the end of the year, members who join during pre-sale will be able to use the nearby Planet Fitness in Kalamazoo for free, and won't be billed until January 17, 2015. With the PF Black Card® membership, which is only $19.99 a month, Portage club members will be able to continue to use the Kalamazoo Planet Fitness at their convenience, along with the 850+ clubs in the Planet Fitness chain throughout the country. The Kalamazoo Planet Fitness is located at 4408 Stadium Drive, only 6 miles away from the Portage location. The Portage pre-sale office is currently open Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m., and Saturday-Sunday 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., please call 269-459-8899 with any questions.
To further support the Greater Kalamazoo area, Planet Fitness has partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo to donate all pre-sale enrollment fees to the organization. The franchisee will also match the donation as part of the Grand Opening celebration.
"We're thrilled to be opening our second club in the Greater Kalamazoo area. Planet Fitness has been a part of this community since 2011 when we opened our first location in Kalamazoo, and look forward to providing more local residents with a high quality, judgment free fitness experience at an extremely affordable cost," said Planet Fitness franchisee, Chris Klebba. "We are also very excited to support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Kalamazoo, and help this amazing organization that enhances the quality of life of youth in our community."
The new Planet Fitness club will be approximately 16,000 sq. ft. and will offer state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage beds*, massage chairs*, tanning booths and beds,* and Total Body Enhancement booths*. The club will be open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Planet Fitness prides itself on offering extremely affordable memberships and a unique Judgement Free Zone® unlike any other gym, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. Each club also features the brand's iconic "Lunk Alarm" – 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.
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 850+ clubs in the Planet Fitness chain, as well as use of massage chairs, HydroMassage beds, tanning and Total Body enhancement booths, and 50 percent off select cooler drinks.
Planet Fitness has more than 850 locations nationwide, and is also a national brand partner of NBC's The Biggest Loser®. For more information or to join online, please visit www.planetfitness.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PlanetFitness) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/PlanetFitness). Additionally, check out real Planet Fitness member stories and accomplishments at Planet of Triumphs, PlanetofTriumps.com.
*PF Black Card® amenities may vary by location
Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is now the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, and has revolutionized the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly, and hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®.
Planet Fitness has over 850 locations nationwide and the company prides itself on giving people an unbeatable value, top-notch facilities, and an atmosphere that focuses on the needs of occasional or first-time gym users rather than hard-core fitness fanatics. All Planet Fitness clubs feature a wide selection of brand-name cardio and strength equipment, and provide unlimited fitness instruction with all memberships.
Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC's The Biggest Loser®. For more information, visit www.PlanetFitness.com.
SOURCE Planet Fitness
Planet Fitness' mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®.