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Planet Fitness was founded in 1992 and today is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and gym operators in the United States. As of December 30, 2018, Planet Fitness had more than 12.2 million members and 1,646 locations in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico. Much of Planet Fitness’ success can be attributed to its affordable membership options. A recent Planet Fitness survey found that many people are resistant to sign up for gym memberships because of unruly fees. Nearly half of those surveyed, who already feel stressed going to the gym, attribute it to paying high club-related costs. No wonder. The average gym membership in the United States hovers around $58 a month (StatisticBrain.com).
Fortunately, memberships at Planet Fitness start at just $10 or $21.99 a month, which include a variety of benefits, including a non-intimidating environment, brand name, and state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions, and much more.
On May 1, our very own Alhambra-Planet Fitness branch will celebrate its fourth judgement-free year of operation. In that short time, Planet Fitness has grown into one of Alhambra's most popular fitness organizations, dedicated to building a clean, safe, and welcoming environment. “The loyalty from our members hasn’t wavered since the day we first opened,” said Ursula, the general manager of the Alhambra gym. “We know that finding a gym can be stressful, so we want to make it as easy as possible to come in and give the Judgement Free Zone a try.”
Planet Fitness staff members like Tony Chin have been working out at the Judgement Free Zone since the first day it opened its doors May 1, 2015. “I’ve always been committed to my health, and regularly exercising has made a huge positive impact in my life,” Tony said. “In fact, I work out here after every shift. I have felt comfortable here during all four years of working here.”
Regional Manager Enrique Sanchez has also been with the company since May 1, 2015. “At Planet Fitness, we recognize and celebrate the benefits of physical activity on our members’ health,” he said. “We are committed to making a difference in people’s lives, and we’re here to provide a unique environment in which anyone can be comfortable and accepted.”
We hope this article expresses our appreciation to our members and partners. We are proud of our organization’s growth and look forward to making 2019 another successful year. We welcome you to come down and take a tour of our Alhambra facility where anyone behind the desk would be more than happy to show you around. In the meantime, please check us out on our website at www.planetfitness.com® to see club photos. You can also like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check out our mobile app.