Planet Fitness To Open Free Outdoor Gym For Frontline Healthcare Workers & First Responders

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Outdoor fitness center in Haddon Township, NJ to open on August 14. 

Haddon Township, NJ — As part of Planet Fitness’ ongoing commitment to local communities, the fitness center operator is opening an outdoor club that will be free for healthcare workers, including, doctors, nurses, EMTs and paramedics, as well as first responders, including police officers and firefighters.

The 6,000 square foot covered outdoor space will feature treadmills, ellipticals, bikes, ARC trainers, weight machines, dumbbells and benches.

WHAT: Planet Fitness to open outdoor fitness facility that will be free for healthcare workers, first responders and Planet Fitness members

WHEN: 10:30amET on August 14, 2020 (Media avail)

WHERE: 49 Haddon Ave, Haddon Township, NJ 08108

WHO: Billy Olson, who owns 18 Planet Fitness franchise locations throughout South Jersey, including the Haddon Township location, will be available for interviews

  • Members of the press will be given a tour of the outdoor fitness center (members of the press should wear masks)
  • Members of the press are also invited to 1:1 tours of the indoor 20,000 square foot Planet Fitness facility where they will learn about the robust safety and sanitization protocols implemented to prepare for reopening

SAFETY PROTOCOLS: The outdoor facility will follow strict safety guidelines including touchless check-in, increased and thorough cleaning of equipment, masks, cleaning stations for member and guest use, directional signage for social distancing, etc.

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, 2020, Planet Fitness had more than 15.2 million members and 2,059 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, 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 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent businessmen and businesswomen.

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