March 30, 2014 at 5:00 AM
SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Mayor Matt Anesh and owner Dick Anagnost cut the purple ribbon for the grand-opening celebration of Planet Fitness yesterday. Planet Fitness, located at 6761 Hadley Road in the Middlesex Mall, was bustling with activity. “The response has been terrific, Anagnostis said. "We have 3,000 members in just three weeks. Our goal is 10,000 members.”
Planet Fitness prides itself on price, convenience, and cleanliness. The facility is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and offers memberships for $10 a month. Anagnost praised the borough, saying “the fit-out normally takes 16 weeks and it was done in just 13 weeks.”
The facility has 26,000 square feet of gym space. This is Anagnost's third Planet Fitness in New Jersey. Manager Marybeth Kelly, who gave Anesh and the Borough Council a tour of the facility said, “we are the fastest growing chain in the country, with over five million members nationwide."