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Residents excited for Planet Fitness to open in Elgin

Spring brings new Planet Fitness to Elgin
Spring brings new Planet Fitness to Elgin
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Randall Road which winds north and south and west of the Fox River has been a spot for exponential growth during the last two decades. Where farms once stood there are stores big and small, restaurants, and movie theaters. Residents have watched this area grow to accommodate the masses that began "going west" during the early 90's housing boom west of the Fox River.

Residents are now excited as Planet Fitness is set to add to the Randall Road offerings. Messages post to their Facebook page everyday asking when they will open. The location is set to open this spring with an exact date not yet determined.

Planet Fitness is by far the fastest-growing gym operator in the United States. They currently have more than 600 locations in 47 states, and an additional 1,000-plus clubs in development.

Planet Fitness is a innovative fitness opportunity that looks to take out the intimidation factor of working out offering a place where the "average joe" can feel comfortable working out.

According to Planet Fitness their mission is " We at Planet Fitness are here to provide a unique environment in which anyone – and we mean anyone – can be comfortable. A diverse, Judgement Free Zone® where a lasting, active lifestyle can be built. Our product is a tool, a means to an end; not a brand name or a mold-maker, but a tool that can be used by anyone. In the end, it’s all about you. As we evolve and educate ourselves, we will seek to perfect this safe, energetic environment, where everyone feels accepted and respected. We are not here to kiss your butt, only to kick it if that’s what you need. We need you, because face it, our planet wouldn’t be the same without you. You belong!"

Planet Fitness is a club that believes in taking out all the extras that drive up the cost of membership such as childcare, fancy juice bars, and pushy salespeople. Theirs is a no-nonsense type of workout opportunity.They offer clean, stylish, hassle-free facilities that are filled with tons of brand-name cardio and strength equipment, and according to them-happy people.

Local social media has been a buzz about the facility to be located in the former Lowes store at 623 South Randall Road, Elgin.

The location is currently offering a pre-grand opening pricing special and offers. Memberships can be obtained online.

This facility will be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week making this very appealing to the busy working adults this facility will likely cater to.

For more information on membership levels or to keep up with their grand opening be sure to visit their Facebook page and their website.

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