Central Chamber Celebrates Planet Fitness Grand Opening

Planet Fitness, a member of the Central Palm County Chamber of Commerce, held its grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony recently at its new location at 6488 Lake Worth Road in Greenacres before a large crowd of local supporters.

For owner Glenn Dowler, the Lake Worth Road studio is his eighth Planet Fitness location in his franchise territory that encompasses Indian River, Saint Lucie and Palm Beach counties. He plans to open two or three more locations this year in Palm Beach County.

Planet Fitness, popularized through the hit TV show The Biggest Loser, is one of the fastest-growing fitness franchises in the country. The recent ribbon cutting represented the 790th location. Somewhere in the United States, a Planet Fitness is opening every other day.

“Planet Fitness has also become successful because of its ‘Judgment Free Zones’ and it’s absurdly low prices,” Dowler said. “People are surprised when they step inside and see the quality of the amenities and equipment, and then find out it only costs $10 a month.”

Several people came out to show support for the grand opening, including the Central Palm Beach County Chamber of Commerce Chairman Frank Gonzalez, who also serves as general counsel for Planet Fitness.

Dr. Jeffrey Bishop, chairman of the Central Palm Beach Community Foundation, was on hand to show support on behalf of the foundation, and also as Dowler’s former physician, when Dowler was a commercial airline pilot. Chamber board members Joanne Stanley and Natalie Stolbach, as well as several elected officials were also in attendance.

“As your state representative, it’s my goal to help put people back to work,” said State Rep. Lori Berman (D-District 90). “Planet Fitness is a wonderful addition to our community, and I’m thrilled to show my support.”

Greenacres Mayor Sam Ferreri is planning a Mayor’s Fitness Challenge.

“I look forward to partnering with Planet Fitness and other fitness-related businesses as we embark on promoting a more healthy and fit community.”

All local Planet Fitness locations are being constructed by Sisca Construction Services of West Palm Beach.

Learn more at www.planetfitness.com.

ABOVE: Local officials and chamber representatives help celebrate the new Planet Fitness location.