Planet Fitness – one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand – celebrated the grand reopening of its Hagerstown club (1121 Maryland Ave., Hagerstown, MD 21740), on Apr. 21.
Free and open to the community, the festivities included a ribbon cutting with Maryland State Delegate Brenda Thiam, Jill Thompson (Director of Community & Economic Development for the City of Hagerstown) and the Washington County Chamber of Commerce, a $1,000 check presentation to the Boys & Girls Club of Washington County, special appearances by the Baltimore Orioles mascot and 101.5 Bob Rocks, and giveaways/prizes including a 65” Smart TV, Amazon Show, Apple watch, and Baltimore Orioles/University of Maryland Terps game tickets and apparel.
Planet Fitness Hagerstown originally opened in 2009 and recently underwent over $1 million worth of renovations. Expanded by 4,000 square feet of space, the now 21,250 square-foot club features a new PF Black Card® Spa area, new strength and cardio equipment, TRX suspension training, updated locker rooms, new entrance way floor tile and a new front desk.
Open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Planet Fitness Hagerstown features 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 beds and more in a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment.
Because Planet Fitness is the FIRST fitness brand to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute, Hagerstown members can “Gym confidently” and feel safer going inside when seeing the seal outside – knowing that every Planet Fitness meets the highest health, safety and cleanliness standards available today.
Memberships, starting at $10/month, include free fitness classes led by a certified trainer through the pe@pf® program. PF Black Card® membership includes the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 2,100+ Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, as well as access to massage beds, chairs and tanning, among other benefits, which vary by location and pending local restrictions.
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, 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.
About the Boys & Girls Clubs
For 161 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA.org) has provided a safe place for kids and teens to learn and grow. Clubs offer caring adult mentors, fun and friendship, and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Boys & Girls Clubs programming promotes academic success, good character and citizenship, and healthy lifestyles. More than 4,700 Clubs serve 4.6 million young people through Club membership and community outreach. Clubs are located in cities, towns, public housing and on Native lands throughout the country, and serve military families in BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide. National headquarters are located in Atlanta. Learn more about Boys & Girls Clubs of America on Facebook and Twitter.
About Planet Fitness Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of December 31, 2021, Planet Fitness had 15.2 million members and 2,254 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The Company’s 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®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.
About PF Growth Partners, LLC PF Growth Partners, LLC owns and operates 73 Planet Fitness health clubs with more than 500,000 members in Maryland, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Florida, Washington State and California. It also is a joint venture partner with six clubs in Australia. In 2013, PFGP was named The Inaugural Franchise of the Year by Planet Fitness Corporate. In 2014 the group was named Planet Fitness Developer of the Year for opening 11 clubs in 12 months as well as receiving the award for Highest BER (Brand Excellence Review) awarded by Planet Fitness Corporate. In 2015, the group was again named Planet Fitness Developer of the Year awarded by Planet Fitness Corporate. The following year, the group was given the Judgement Free Generation award for their exceptional work with the local boys and girls clubs in Tennessee by Planet Fitness Corporate.
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