NEWINGTON, N.H., Dec. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced that for the second year in a row, the company and its franchisees will give a holiday gift of $100,000 to Make-A-Wish®. Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy.
"At Planet Fitness we are fortunate to have the opportunity to change people's lives every day, and this holiday season helping others and giving back to the communities we are a part of is more important than ever," said Planet Fitness CEO, Chris Rondeau. "We are honored to once again support Make-A-Wish, the largest wish granting organization in the world. Make-A-Wish is empowering children and helping them to feel better, and we are excited to continue supporting their commitment to making more wishes come true."
"We are grateful to Planet Fitness for taking the opportunity this holiday season to impact the lives of our wish kids," said David Williams, Make-A-Wish America president and CEO. "The generous donation will allow us to reach more wish kids and grant their one true, heartfelt wish."
Planet Fitness has revolutionized the fitness industry with extremely low prices (memberships for just $10 or $19.99 a month) and offers a variety of benefits including a hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®, state-of-the-art cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions, unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe @ pf ® program, and much more.
Planet Fitness has more than 850 locations nationwide, and is also a national brand partner of NBC's The Biggest Loser®. For more information or to join online, please visit www.PlanetFitness.com or follow us on Facebook (www.facebook.com/PlanetFitness) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/PlanetFitness). Additionally, check out real Planet Fitness member stories and accomplishments at Planet of Triumphs, PlanetofTriumphs.com.
About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, N.H., Planet Fitness is now the fastest-growing full size health club franchise in the United States, and has revolutionized the industry with a combination of extremely low prices and a unique, friendly, and hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®.
Planet Fitness has over 850 locations nationwide and the company prides itself on giving people an unbeatable value, top-notch facilities, and an atmosphere that focuses on the needs of occasional or first-time gym users rather than hard-core fitness fanatics. All Planet Fitness clubs feature a wide selection of brand-name cardio and strength equipment, and provide unlimited fitness instruction with all memberships.
Planet Fitness is a national brand partner of NBC's The Biggest Loser®. For more information, visit www.PlanetFitness.com.
Make-A-Wish grants the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. According to a 2011 U.S. study of wish impact, most health professionals surveyed believe a wish-come-true has positive impacts on the health of children. Kids say wishes give them renewed strength to fight their illness, and their parents say these experiences help strengthen the entire family. Headquartered in Phoenix, Make-A-Wish is one of the world's leading children's charities, serving children in every community in the United States and its territories. With the help of generous donors and more than 27,000 volunteers, Make-A-Wish grants a wish somewhere in the country every 37 minutes. It has granted more than 254,000 wishes since its inception in 1980; more than 14,200 in 2014 alone. Visit Make-A-Wish at www.wish.org to learn more.
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