NEWINGTON, N.H., May 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness, Inc. (NYSE: PLNT), one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, welcomes everyone to jumpstart their springtime routines for just $5 down (enrollment fee), then $10 a month with no commitment. The promotion runs today through May 12 at more than 1,300 Planet Fitness locations in the United States and Canada. Click here to find a Planet Fitness near you.
"Planet Fitness is looking to make it as easy as possible over the next 12 days to help everyone find their fitness groove without feeling the pinch financially," said Jessica Correa, senior vice president of marketing at Planet Fitness. "With our zero pressure, no commitment offer, we invite everyone to come check out Planet Fitness and see first-hand what the Judgement Free Zone® is all about."
In addition to the May membership offer, Brian Zehetner, Planet Fitness' director of health & fitness, shares workout tips* tailored for women across various life stages in celebration of Mother's Day (and beyond). Zehetner's tips include:
- Moms-To-Be: Women who are expecting don't need to shy away from exercising responsibly. Even if you haven't worked out regularly, it's okay to start and increase your activity level over time as long as it's approved by your physician. Specifically, combining cardio and light strength training has many benefits. Even exercises involving the core abdominal muscles and squats – often considered no-no's during pregnancy – are okay for both mom-to-be and baby. Just be sure to avoid lying on your back when working the stomach.
- Entering Motherhood: Don't stress about sticking to a workout regimen at this stage. New moms can gently ease into exercise in the weeks following delivery by simply moving around, whether on a treadmill or in the great outdoors. Once cleared by a physician for more rigorous exercise, dive into a program at a slightly lower intensity, then gradually increase that intensity over time. For example, Planet Fitness offers training sessions for small groups (free for all members) that are fun, full-body workouts led by certified trainers.
- Moms on the Go: For busy moms with active kids, sometimes it feels like you're their personal chauffeur 24/7 – from dropping them off at school in the morning to picking them up from soccer practice at night. Don't miss a minute of their day while still making time for yourself by getting in a quick circuit training session that hits all major body parts. To help you get in and get out, check out the dedicated space within every Planet Fitness that features a guided 30-Minute Express Circuit and includes a mixture of strength training and aerobic exercises. An added bonus is that many Planet Fitness locations are open 24/7 so you can go when your busy schedule allows.
Planet Fitness has revolutionized the fitness industry with extremely low prices and offers a variety of benefits, including a hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions, unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe @ pf® program, and much more.
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. Planet of Triumphs provides an online platform for members to recognize their triumphs (big or small), share their stories and encourage others, reinforcing the Company's belief that 'everyone belongs'. Check out real Planet Fitness member stories and accomplishments at PlanetofTriumphs.com.
To locate the nearest Planet Fitness club and take advantage of the May offer for new members, please visit PlanetFitness.com/Local-Clubs.
*The content provided by Planet Fitness is designed for educational purposes only. You should not rely on this information as a substitute for, nor does it replace, professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. You should consult your physician or other health care professional before following any fitness advice to determine if it is right for your needs.
About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., 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 March 31, 2017, Planet Fitness had approximately 10 million members and more than 1,300 stores in 48 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada and the Dominican Republic. 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.
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