Community invited to cheer on local radio personalities in Southgate as they compete to raise $10,000; Contest for public to win free Planet Fitness membership

Online PR News – 27-March-2019 – SOUTHGATE, MI – Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness clubs in the U.S., will host the Healthy Planet Challenge fundraiser on Saturday, March 30 from 10 a.m.- noon at its Southgate location. The event is sponsored by all metro Detroit area Planet Fitness locations. Local Entercom radio personalities will compete to raise funds for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan (BGCSM). The Planet Fitness in Southgate is located at 13591 Eureka Road. The event is free and open to the public and will include catering from Panera, free Planet Fitness swag, and raffles for special prizes.

Since January, the radio personalities have been training in Detroit area Planet Fitness clubs to build their endurance for this challenge. If they each successfully complete the 60-minute triathlon during the event, Planet Fitness will donate $10,000 to the BGCSM.

Participating radio personalities are: Roberta Jasina of WWJ Newsradio 950, Mike Stone (Stoney) from WXYT 97.1, Ian Richards from WDZH 98.7, Stephen Clark from WOMC 104.3 and Holly Hutton from WYCD 99.5.

"Both Planet Fitness and Entercom are committed to giving back to the communities they serve and the Healthy Planet Challenge has been a healthy and fun way to do so," said Mary Scott, Marketing Director PF Michigan Group.

Also, since January, the public has been invited to participate in the corresponding Planet Fitness Challenge contest. The promotion gives entrants (18 or older) a chance to win a FREE 12-month Planet Fitness Black Card® membership. Those interested can go to any participating Planet Fitness, take a picture with the Planet Fitness Challenge contest sign and tweet it with #PFFitnessContest. For official rules, visit the contest page of any of the participating radio stations listed above. Entries may be submitted through March 29.

Planet Fitness prides itself on providing a high-quality experience at an exceptional value and being home of the Judgement Free Zone®, where members experience a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment. Membership includes a variety of other benefits, including free small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the pe@pf® program. In addition, as a member appreciation gesture, Planet Fitness provides free pizza on the first Monday of every month, and free bagels on the second Tuesday of every month while supplies last, as a reminder that it's okay to treat yourself.

The standard PF Black Card® membership is $21.99 a month. PF Black Card® amenities include the ability to bring a guest every day at no additional charge, access to all 1,600+ Planet Fitness locations in all 50 states, as well as access to massage beds and chairs, tanning, and other benefits.

Planet Fitness also provides members with an opportunity to connect and support each other with "Planet of Triumphs," an online community that celebrates all accomplishments and inspirational stories of Planet Fitness members. The Planet of Triumphs online platform allows members to recognize their triumphs (big or small), share their stories and encourage others, reinforcing the Company's belief that "everyone belongs." Check out real Planet Fitness member stories and accomplishments at

Additionally, Planet Fitness has extended its judgement free philosophy outside of its gyms and into communities that need it most with its national philanthropic initiative, "The Judgement Free Generation™." Together with Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA), the nation's leading youth development organization supporting millions of kids and teens during the critical out-of-school time, Planet Fitness aims to empower a generation of teens to grow up contributing to a more judgement free planet — a place where everyone feels accepted and like they belong.

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About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2018, Planet Fitness had more than 12.2 million members and 1,646 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.