DECATUR — Planet Fitness is open in Decatur, and the first customers were working out on the equipment Thursday morning. The 20,000-square-foot gym will operate 24/7 in the Brettwood Village shopping center at 3194 N. Water St.
The gym is expected to employ 12 to 15 people, Becky Zirlen, senior public relations manager for Planet Fitness, told the Herald & Review in an email in August. The company planned to spend $970,310 on renovations, according to documents filed with the city of Decatur Department of Economic and Urban Development.
Contractors were still at the gym Thursday morning, putting finishing touches on the renovations on the shopping center's northwest side. The machines and workout space were set up, and members were already getting in their workouts.
The gym is offering a membership discount through Oct. 31 with a $1 sign-up fee and $10 per month for the least-expensive option. The next level is a sign-up fee of $1 and $21.99 a month.
Planet Fitness markets itself to first-time and casual gym goers and calls the space a “Judgment Free Zone.” Founded in 1992 in Dover, New Hampshire, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchises and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations.
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As of June 30, Planet Fitness had about 12.1 million members and 1,608 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico, according to the company.
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Mustard Seed Coffee House
Ashley Homestore Outlet and Best Brands Outlet
Mueller Water Products
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Everyone's Fair Fooderie
Fall Off the Bone Pershing Road
Good's Furniture and Mattres
Escape Decatur Escape Room
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Love's Travel Stops
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Striglos Business Solutions Center
Main Place Real Estate
Del Carmen's Pizza
Thor's Alignment and Brakes
Giggles + Bakery
Kansas City Barbecue Pit
The Laurel and the Linden
Convey Health Solutions
Castro's Tex-Mex Grill
Kroger Fairview Plaza
GrassRoots Gro Center
Fence Post Cafe
Long John Silver's
The Lucy Loft and Co.
Door 4 Brewing Co.
Tuscany Steak and Pasta House
R Bar & Grille
CherryBerry, S. Oakland St.
Brass Horn Too
T.J. Maxx at Hickory Point Mall
Hickory Point Bank branch
Casey's General Store
Solsa American Burrito Co.
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