TIMONIUM, MD—June 3, 2021—Planet Fitness – one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand – announces further expansion in Maryland.

In mid-August, its second Howard County location is scheduled to open at 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

As an introductory special, members can join for .25 cents down, then $10 a month with the Classic membership or $22.99 a month for the PF Black Card membership with no commitment. An online pre-sale will take place June 21 through August 12 at www.planetfitness.com/gyms/ellicott-city-md.

The PF Black Card membership includes the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 2,000+ Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, as well as access to massage beds, chairs and tanning, among other benefits, which vary by location and pending local restrictions.

The 21,704-square-foot Ellicott City club will offer 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 and more – all in a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment.

“Planet Fitness believes fitness is essential to our physical and mental health and we are thrilled to expand our Judgement Free fitness experience in Howard County,” said Victor Brick, co-owner of PF Growth Partners (PFGP), a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “We’re confident that our encouraging and non-intimidating environment will be a welcome addition to the community.”

In 2020, PFGP opened the first Planet Fitness club in Howard County at Dobbin Center located at 6475-101 H East Dobbin Rd., Columbia, MD 21045. The Ellicott City club will be the 24th Planet Fitness club in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area and the 12th area club owned by PFGP.

For more information about Planet Fitness Ellicott City, visit www.planetfitness.com/gyms/ellicott-city-md, email ellicottcity.md@planetfitness.com or call 443-973-4900. 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 March 31, 2021, Planet Fitness had more than 14.1 million members and 2,146 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.

About PF Growth Partners, LLC

PF Growth Partners, LLC owns and operates 70 Planet Fitness health clubs with more than 500,000 members in Maryland, District of Columbia, Tennessee, Florida, Washington State and California. It also is a joint venture partner with six clubs in Australia. In 2013 PFGP 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.

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For interviews with Planet Fitness officials, contact Caryn Sagal at caryn@sagalpr.com or 410-363-9583.