• Planet Fitness Opens “Judgement Free” Gym in Oak Ridge

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    August 08, 2019
    OAK RIDGE, Tenn. Planet Fitness, one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, today announced its 9th club in the Knoxville area is now open in Oak Ridge at 360 South Illinois Ave.
    The club will be open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. New members can join for $1 down and $10 a month with no commitment through Aug. 13. Sign up online at https://www.planetfitness.com/gyms/oak-ridge-tn or in person.
    Additionally, as part of the Teen Summer Challenge initiative, teens ages 15 to 18 are invited to work out for free through Sept. 1. In-person sign up is required: teens under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
    "Whether or not you’ve belonged to a gym, we invite you to check out the club, meet our friendly staff, get a tour and see what the Judgement Free Zone is all about,” said Victor Brick, Planet Fitness franchisee. “We’re confident that our encouraging and hassle-free environment will be a welcome addition to the community.”
    The 27,500-square-foot Oak Ridge club offers 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, a Total Body Enhancement booth and more.
    Membership includes free small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe@pf ® program. 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, as a reminder that it’s okay to treat yourself.
    PF Black Card® membership – at $21.99 a month – includes more amenities such as the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 1,800+ Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, as well as access to massage beds and chairs and tanning, among other benefits, which vary by location.
    Planet Fitness also provides members with an opportunity to connect and support each other with “Planet of Triumphs,” an online community that celebrates all accomplishments and inspirational stories of Planet Fitness members, reinforcing the Company’s belief that ‘everyone belongs.’
    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.
    For more information about Planet Fitness Oak Ridge, call 865-275-2670 or email oakridge.tn@planetfitness.com. For more information about Planet Fitness overall, visit www.PlanetFitness.com or follow PlanetFitness 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 June 30, 2019, Planet Fitness had more than 14.0 million members and 1,859 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico. 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 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.
    About PF Group Partners, LLC
    PF Group Partners, LLC, is a franchise division of Planet Fitness. PF Growth Partners, LLC owns and operates 64 Planet Fitness health clubs with over 500,000 members in the states of Maryland, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Florida and Washington State.  In 2013 PF Group Partners, LLC 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 in 2016 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.
    Shea Moore, General Manager
    (865) 275-2670