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Planet Fitness opens in Richmond

By Robert Rogers
Thursday, February 28th, 2013 at 3:47 pm in Richmond.

RICHMOND — Welcome to Planet Fitness, Richmond edition.

A new 30,000 square foot facility opened this week at 4925 Macdonald Ave., giving the city its first Planet Fitness, a popular low-priced, nationwide gym chain.

After months of refurbishing, the gym opened in a building that for years was the site of a Safeway grocery store.

Planet Fitness representatives will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony and Grand Opening at 11 a.m. Friday, with representatives from Mayor Gayle McLaughlin’s office.

The new fitness center is the third major gym in the city — along with a YMCA and 24 Fitness — but the only one not in the Hilltop Mall area.

The new Planet Fitness is open 24 hours per day during the week and 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends. People can join for just $1 down and $10 a month through March 27.

There are about 630 Planet Fitness sites nationwide. Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser.


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