Why I Love Working Out at Planet Fitness!

11:00 AM

For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you know that I'm an avid gym rat!  I clock a lot of gym hours.  See a brief interview I did where I talked about my journey.
So on Monday, I was part of the B-Metro Magazine blog team for the grand opening of a new Planet Fitness here in Birmingham, the 6th in the Birmingham Metro Area.
They are located at:
The Shops of Montevallo
4500 Montevallo Rd
Birmingham, AL 35210
205-703-0571
Meet the helpful staff with a trainer who is a certified instructor on duty that will personalized a fitness program for you as part of your Planet Fitness membership.
Next to sewing and fashion, fitness has become the third love of my life.  And I chose a Planet Fitness membership over a year and a half ago because I knew I needed to work out consistently.  Working out at home wasn't cutting it for me and I needed to be a structured atmosphere being inspired by other people getting on their fitness.
What I love most about Planet Fitness is the location.  In my area, it's a franchise and one owner who takes pride in all of his locations.  I love the cost.  It's really low and only the cost of two Starbuck's lattes for the whole month.  I choose to prepay mine for 18 months for $199.  I'm on my second 18 month now.
I appreciate that this is a no frills club.  I'm not a person that needs classes, saunas, towels and a juice bar.  I just want to get in, get it done and be out!
I knew what I needed to work on when I joined and I researched and designed my own program.  But for others that haven't a clue as to where they need to start, there are trainers available to help.  It's really a very non-intimidating environment.
And for those that have a limited amount of time and need to get the best workout possible, the 30-Minute Express Workout area is perfect.  You get a combination of strength training and cardio.
And before or after your workout, you can get what I feel is the equivalent of a deep tissue massage in these amazing massage chairs -- this is part of the Black Card Membership.
The controls are right on the arm of the chairs and I cranked that baby up!
And I also go to try for the first time, the hydro bed massage.  Let me tell you about this.  It was so relaxing that I would probably fall asleep and be asked to leave!  You get a head to feet massage with sounds of the ocean!  It is amazing!

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  1. I also like the PF atmosphere. There are all ages, all fitness levels and all body types at my facility. Nobody is judging, just everybody getting it in and trying to be healthy.

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    1. Pam, that's exactly how I feel.

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  2. Sounds like where I go - no frills at all, just people working out. You simply don't see much in the way of buff young ones strutting around, they are at other gyms in the area that have every frill available I've ever heard about.

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    1. See, I'm not paying for all of that! Give me cardio and strength training. I'm good! Thanks Angela!

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  3. I miss Planet Fitness Its time that I go back to the one in my area!!! its not over hyped with meat heads banging the weights down and all of that non sense just people trying to better themselves!

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    1. Mine has a cool, laid back atmosphere too. Thanks Lovely Jordan!

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  4. Forgot to mention yesterday that I see your rebranding and it looks good. Like how you trademarked your strapline.
    For no frills your gym looks good, and I am totally with you on the weight training girl.
    To keep everything right, you need to hit the weights. Love deadlifting with the guys!
    Nice muscles on a woman looks good to me!
    Keep up the fitness.

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    1. Legalities must be tended to! Thanks Miss J!

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  5. I agree, it is a great gym. I left another gym to join plant fitness back in June and I have no regrets. What love about it. They have plenty of machines, so there is no waiting around. My planet fitness is located in the business area of Manhattan so people come workout and keep it moving. My favorite is the 30 minute workout that can be done during a quick lunch hour break. There is no excuse with this gym.

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    1. I bet in Manhattan, you get prime people watching along with a workout.

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  6. There are two PF's in my area and have not been to either one. I may have done myself an injustice by not seeing what it is all about. I just don't like pushy sales people and my experiences at other gyms were not always pleasant-no helpful staff, nothing to give you initiative to keep you going.

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    1. At the low price, it practically sells itself!

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