UPCOMING EVENTS

Stay fit for less at Planet Fitness

Staff member Adam Uballez instructs Planet Fitness member Diane Marquez on how to work the equipment.

Everyone wants to stay fit no matter what their age or ability. In every city the local gym provides a way to help people with their fitness goals. In Alhambra one such gym is Planet Fitness.

From its original location in Dover, New Hampshire, Planet Fitness has grown to 1,400 locations throughout North America. Now they have arrived in Alhambra. Located at 610 E. Valley Blvd., they concentrate on the basics. They offer plenty of the popular workout equipment, including weights, treadmills, and cardio machines. There is no swimming pool or sauna and no workout classes, which are more costly.

Instead, their focus is on the basics. They offer a clean workout space, friendly staff, and availability 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Best of all, the emphasis is on low prices. There is an annual membership fee of $39 to join and $10 a month to use the gym signed up in.The Black Card at $21.99 a month gives privileges to use any of their 1,400 facilities.

The $20 fee also includes use of tanning beds, hydro massages, and massage chairs. A bonus feature at the Alhambra location is access to ample parking in the huge lot at the back of the shopping center. The entrance to Planet Fitness is from the south side, facing the parking lot.

Inside, the active staff mingles to offer support, answer questions, and to assure the cleanliness of the equipment. Users are encouraged to clean their machines after use, and a supply of paper towels and spray bottles are close at hand to make it easy to wipe down the equipment for the next user. Peter Liu has been a member of the Alhambra Planet Fitness since it opened. He likes the convenience and affordability and uses his favorite machines several times a week.

As with all gyms, there are peak hours, typically from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., when there may be a wait for a favored machine. So, if possible, arrive when they are not as busy. The staff can offer advice as to the best times to work out.

For all the details of membership and for more information, contact Planet Fitness at 626-576-8800, or visit the Alhambra location any time, night or day.

Jun 2018

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