In Tough Times, Planet Fitness Offers Solutions to Ease Stress

Apr 02, 2009, 11:48 ET from Planet Fitness

DOVER, N.H., April 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The bad economy is challenging more than people's bank accounts. It's also ratcheting up stress levels, and according to a recent guidebook from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, increasing the risk of health problems.

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Experts agree that one of the best ways to combat stress is to exercise, and Planet Fitness clubs are making it easier to do just that. Through April 7, Planet Fitness locations nationwide are hosting a one-dollar sale. New members pay a $1 sign-up fee and only $10 per month with no commitment.

People can sign up either online at or in person at any participating Planet Fitness club.

In spite of the struggling economy, Planet Fitness is the fastest-growing operator of full-size fitness clubs in the U.S. With 277 clubs in 31 states, and a membership base exceeding 1.3 million, Planet Fitness offers high-value fitness clubs at low costs and is most noted for its Judgement Free Zone - a casual and unintimidating workout environment that features top-notch fitness equipment and perks such as free pizza and bagels once a month for members. The company was established in 1992 and is headquartered in Dover, N.H.

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