Planet Fitness opening soon in Russellville

Coming to Russellville in less than one month is Planet Fitness, which will be located at 405 N. Arkansas Ave. at the City Mall.

The gym is currently selling memberships from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Students can take advantage of the $10-per-month membership and $19.99-per-month Black Card Membership with no commitment.

Marketing Manager Ken Horn said he believes Russellville truly needed a Planet Fitness.

“We want those who have either been priced out or intimidated out of the traditional gym environment,” Horn said. “We’re excited to bring the judgment free zone to Russellville.”

Horn said the community is enthusiastic about the new fitness center, as confirmed by the sale of memberships over the past few weeks.

“It is confirming that the town is just as excited as we are to be in Russellville,” Horn said.

Horn said Planet Fitness members range from college students to seniors.

“Everyone has different reasons to make Planet Fitness their home club,” Horn said. “For some it is being open and staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week. For others it is the ability to have an extraordinary fitness center for just $10 a month with no commitment.”

Though the fitness center will not offer classes dance classes or yoga, members can take advantage of unlimited fitness training with a staff trainer.

“They can set up an appointment to meet and develop a plan to help the member reach their fitness goal,” Horn said. “We also have a full schedule of small group sessions that concentrate on specific areas of the body.”
Horn said he encourages Russellville residents to try Planet Fitness to reach their fitness goals.

“[We] have found there are lots of people out there who want to come in, get their workout in a clean, safe environment and not have to worry about the look-at-me environment that other gyms have.”
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