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Planet Fitness held a ribbon cutting recently on its new location in Bridgeview. (Supplied photos)

Planet Fitness held a ribbon cutting recently on its new location in Bridgeview. (Supplied photos)

Planet Fitness opens in Bridgeview

By Steve Metsch

Calling it “a great addition to our community,” Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek and village trustees recently celebrated the grand opening of Planet Fitness.

The state-of-the-art fitness center opened on Oct. 27 at 8741-51 S. Harlem Ave.

Planet Fitness’s decision to invest in this facility shows their strong commitment and belief in the economic stability and vitality of our community,” Landek said.

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Bridgeview Mayor Steve Landek (right) and Planet Fitness District Manager Dale Steffen (left) watch a member work out at the new location.

Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand.

In addition, Planet Fitness donated $2,500 to the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce to continue in their mission to develop a strong business community, Landek said.

The new Planet Fitness in Bridgeview is 18,000 square feet and offers the following features and amenities:

• 92 state-of-the-art pieces of cardio equipment• Expansive strength and free weights equipment• Free fitness training through the pe @ pf® program• Dedicated stretching and abs area• Training area equipped with the PF 30-minute Express Circuit, PF SYNRGY 360 Functional Training System including TRX equipment, kettlebells and much more• Free Wi-Fi• 24 LED TVs with wireless connections to all cardio equipment• Private locker rooms adorned throughout with upscale architectural tile and granite; private changing areas, day lockers and modern individual showers complete the space• Private Black Card Spa for PF Black Card members• Salon grade tanning beds• HydroMassage Loungers and massage chairs

Committed to opening the new club in a safe and responsible way, Planet Fitness has taken several steps to enhance cleanliness policies and procedures to protect the health and wellness of members, employees and the community by implementing these safety precautions:

• Touchless check-in via the free Planet Fitness App. Simply download the app in advance and scan in at the front desk• A Crowd Meter feature on the Planet Fitness App that allows members to check club capacity in real-time before leaving the house• Increased sanitization every 20 minutes to continually clean and sanitize high-touch areas, with cleaning stations available for member use. Look for the yellow flags.• Mask policies in accordance with local and state requirements

“We are excited to bring our Judgement Free fitness experience to the Bridgeview community,” Planet Fitness District Manager Dale Steffen said.

“At Planet Fitness, we offer an affordable membership for a high-quality fitness center and welcome anyone, at any fitness level into our friendly, comfortable, and non-intimidating environment,” Steffen said.

For more information or to join online, visit www.PlanetFitness.com.

Planet Fitness was founded in 1992 in Dover, NH.

As of June 30, Planet Fitness had more than 14.8 million members and 2,170 locations in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia.

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Planet Fitness donated a check for $2,500 to the Bridgeview Chamber of Commerce to continue in their mission to develop a strong business community.

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