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Planet Fitness Donates to United Way of Anchorage Through July

From July 1-31, Planet Fitness will donate $10 to the United Way of Anchorage for every new member and offers lower start-up fees

ANCHORAGE, AK (July 1, 2014) – Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced a partnership with the United Way of Anchorage to give back to the local community.

For every new Alaskan who joins the health club from July 1 to July 31, Planet Fitness will donate $10 to the United Way. New members will enjoy lower enrollment fees and will be entered in a raffle for prizes including a one-year membership, a 3-month Black Card membership and Planet Fitness merchandise. Current members who choose to donate $10 or more will also be entered in the raffle and will receive a free water bottle or T-shirt. To make joining even easier, Planet Fitness and United Way will share a kiosk at the Dimond Mall for the duration of the partnership.

“We’re very excited to support and bring attention to the great work of United Way of Anchorage throughout July,” said James Massey, Planet Fitness regional manager. “This organization does so much for our local community, and Planet Fitness is committed to engaging with causes that matter and serving our fellow Alaskans.”

The fundraising efforts will culminate on July 31 with an outdoor celebration at Planet Fitness at 700 E. Benson Blvd from 11 AM to 6 PM. United Way staff will speak about their organization at noon, and both members and the public are invited to participate in trainer-led activities, enjoy music and food, and celebrate the July partnership.

“We are honored that Planet Fitness has chosen to partner with us and support our work in this way,” said Michele Brown, United Way of Anchorage President. “The United Way efforts create real and lasting change in the community, providing opportunities for everyone to be well-educated, healthy and thriving.  Supporting our residents in healthy choices and healthy behaviors is key to their success in school and work.”

United Way of Anchorage is the leader in mobilizing resources of individuals, companies, government and local organizations, igniting community collaboration for change in support of the building blocks for a good quality of life – success in school, financial stability, access to medical care and making healthy lifestyle choices.

Anchorage Planet Fitness locations include centers at Benson and New Seward, Dimond and Minnesota and the Northway Mall. Standard memberships cost just $10 per month and include unlimited gym access and fitness training, while the Black Card membership for $20 per month provides additional perks including the use of tanning and massage chairs, unlimited guest access and half-price cooler drinks.

About Planet Fitness

Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is now the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, and has revolutionized the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly, and hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®.

Planet Fitness has more than 800 locations nationwide and has grown to nearly 6 million members. The company prides itself on giving people an unbeatable value, top-notch facilities, and an atmosphere that focuses on the needs of occasional or first-time gym users rather than hard-core fitness fanatics. All Planet Fitness clubs feature a wide selection of brand-name cardio and strength equipment, and provide unlimited fitness instruction with all memberships.

Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC’s The Biggest Loser®. For more information visit, www.PlanetFitness.com.

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