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 – announces the opening of its Gallery Place club at 783 7th St NW, Suite H, Washington, DC 20001.
Located in the former Washington Sports Club space, the 19,817-square-foot Planet Fitness location offers state-of-the-art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, fully equipped locker rooms with lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage beds, massage chairs, tanning beds and more – all in a hassle-free environment.
Because Planet Fitness is the FIRST fitness brand to achieve the WELL Health-Safety Rating by the International WELL Building Institute, 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.
“We are thrilled to open our doors and expand our Judgement Free fitness experience to the commuters to Gallery place, as well as visitors and residents to the adjacent Chinatown community,” said Victor Brick, co-owner of PF Growth Partners (PFGP), a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “At Planet Fitness, we believe one’s fitness is essential both physically and mentally – which is more important now than ever. We look forward to providing all that the Judgement Free Zone has to offer and becoming an integral part of this community for many years to come.”
Operating hours are Monday to Thursday: 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday: 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Memberships start at $10/month and include free fitness training, unlimited access to a home club and free WiFi. The $24.99 PF Black Card® membership includes the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 2,200+ 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.
Planet Fitness Gallery Place is the first of three DC area clubs that PFGP is bringing to the community. The franchise division currently owns and operates 21 clubs in the DMA, including Ivy City and Penn Branch in the nation’s capital. Overall, there are 48 Planet Fitness clubs throughout the area.
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 June 30, 2022, Planet Fitness had 16.5 million members and 2,324 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 percent 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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