Planet Fitness opens “Judgement Free” gym in Elizabethton

Published 11:34 am Monday, August 16, 2021

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Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, announced Friday, Aug. 13, its new club in Elizabethton, located at 791 West Elk Ave., is now open for business. The new Planet Fitness is now open seven days a week, Monday through Friday from midnight to 9 p.m. and Saturday to Sunday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. New members can join for just $1 down and then $10 a month until Tuesday, Aug. 31.
“We can’t wait for Elizabethton to see how safe, clean and spacious our new club is,” said Chris Skipp, Tennessee VP of Operations, ECP-PF. “Our Judgement Free fitness center is non-intimidating for all gym goers, no matter their fitness level. We invite everyone to come in and see the new club so they can learn what Planet Fitness is all about.”
The grand opening of the new club will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Monday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., where guests can enjoy complimentary food, entertainment, giveaways, and raffles. Planet Fitness will also be donating $1,000 to the Boys and Girls Club in celebration of the grand opening.
Planet Fitness’ top priority remains keeping its members and employees safe. Members will see first-hand the enhanced safety and sanitization protocol at its well-ventilated and spacious clubs, such as:
– Touchless check-in using the free Planet Fitness App
– A Crowd Meter feature on the Planet Fitness App and website so members can check club capacity in real-time before heading to the gym
– Increased sanitization every 20 minutes to continually clean and sanitize high-touch areas
– Social Fitnessing™ in which some cardio machines and equipment are marked out of use so members have ample space and separation for physical distancing
– Mask policies in accordance with local and state requirements
The new club offers state of the art cardio machines and strength equipment, 30-Minute Express Circuit, numerous flat screen televisions, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, and more.
Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone®, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment.  
The PF Black Card® membership, which is $22.99 a month, includes additional amenities such as the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, and access to all 2,000+ Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, among other benefits.
For more information or to sign up online to join the club, visit You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter or download the PF App, available in the App Store or on Google Play.
*PF Black Card® amenities may vary by location

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 June 30, 2021, Planet Fitness had more than 14.8 million members and 2,170 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, 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 business men and women.

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