TIMONIUM, MD—August 25, 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 the opening of its Ellicott City club at 8450 Baltimore National Pike, Ellicott City, MD 21043.

Open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, the 21,704-square-foot club features 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 in a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment.

As with all Planet Fitness locations, the Ellicott City club operates with enhanced protocols for working out in the safest way possible including: increased sanitation, touchless check-in and the Crowd Meter on Planet Fitness’ App that allows members to check club capacity before coming into the gym.

“We are thrilled to open our doors and expand our Judgement Free fitness experience to the residents of Delray Beach and Palm Beach County,” said Victor Brick, co-owner of PF Growth Partners (PFGP), a franchise division of Planet Fitness. “At Planet Fitness, we believe that everyone’s fitness is essential both physically and mentally – which is more important now than ever. We look forward to providing all that the Judgement Free Zone has to offer and becoming an integral part of this community for many years to come.”

As an introductory special, members can join for $1 down, $10 a month for the single-club Classic membership or $0 down, $22.99 for the multi-club PF Black Card membership with no commitment through August 31. Registration is available in-person at the club or online at www.planetfitness.com/gyms/ellicott-city-md. Membership includes free small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe@pf program.

Additionally, 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.

Additionally, Planet Fitness has extended its judgement free philosophy outside of its gyms and into communities that need it most with its national philanthropic initiative, “The Judgement Free Generation." Together with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the nation’s leading youth development organization, supporting millions of kids and teens during the critical out-of-school time, Planet Fitness aims to empower a generation of teens to grow up contributing to a more judgement free planet – a place where everyone feels accepted and like they belong.

The Ellicott City club is the second Planet Fitness club in Howard County and the 24th Planet Fitness club in the Baltimore Metropolitan Area. PFGP owns and operates 12 clubs in the area, including Planet Fitness Columbia at 6475-101 H East Dobbin Rd., Columbia, MD 21045.

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 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.

About PF Growth Partners, LLC

PF Growth Partners, LLC owns and operates 73 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.