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PF Chicago Planet Fitness Franchisees Acquire Zip Fitness Locations In Chicago’s Cook County

PF Chicago Planet Fitness Franchisees Acquire Zip Fitness Locations in Chicago’s Cook County

As featured in the Chicago Tribune April 4, 2018…

Innovative health club franchisee and developer, PF Chicago Holdings LLC, known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, has acquired Zip Fitness locations in Cook County, including Arlington Heights, IL and the Norwood Park neighborhood in Chicago. This acquisition brings the group’s portfolio of North American Planet Fitness clubs to 26. The transaction will enhance and expand the club’s offerings for its current members and the community, as Planet Fitness will introduce its low-cost memberships, free fitness training, Black Card Spa and reciprocal access to over 1500 locations across North America. Full club conversions will begin immediately.

The newly renovated locations will feature over 200 pieces of state-of the art cardio and strength equipment, a 30-minute express circuit and a cardio theatre; fully equipped locker rooms, massage chairs, hydromassage beds and tanning booths. The clubs are located at 50 W Rand Road, in Arlington Heights, IL and 7300 W Foster Ave in Chicago, IL and now open with expanded hours: 24 hours-five days a week from 12:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. on the weekends.

“We’re thrilled to expand our ‘Judgement Free Zone’ to the former Zip Fitness members and their communities,” explains Planet Fitness Franchisee and Developer, Bryan Rishforth. “Based on the amazing response that we’ve received, we are confident that these conversions will be great locations to provide local residents a convenient, high quality, judgement free fitness experience at an extremely affordable cost of $10 per month”. The acquisition is a natural complement to our rapidly developing organic growth model. We’re delighted to have partnered on another Planet Fitness transaction with West Star Capital, who have been great supporters of our expansion.

“Despite being one of the most nationally recognized brands, Planet Fitness prides ourselves on creating a local community environment where everyone feels like they belong!” says Danni Allen, Winner of NBCs the Biggest Loser, Marketing Director and Chicago Native. “I know all too well what it is like walking into an intimidating environment like most gyms; that’s why we say ‘We’re not a gym, we’re Planet Fitness!'”

*PF Black Card® amenities may vary by location