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If you have followed me on this blog or social media for any length of time then you may notice that I workout sporadically. I go through phases where I workout every day and then sometimes I go weeks without doing anything physical. Last year I lost 30 pounds and was super pumped about that (as I should be) and I am even more proud that I have kept that weight off!! Woohoo!! Go me!!
But one of my resolutions for 2018 was to lose another 30 pounds and so far I haven’t lost a single pound. FAIL. Since the year is more than halfway over (HOW did that even happen?!) I feel like I need to step up my game. So when Planet Fitness reached out to me and asked to partner with me for the next year I jumped at the opportunity!! I was already a member of the gym so I knew I would love it but now I am also holding myself accountable because I will be posting about it on here and my social media (mostly Instagram) more frequently.
All that being said I am NOT a workout expert or personal trainer so don’t expect any posts where I will be giving you workout advice. However I will be sharing my journey with you so do expect LOTS of selfies, silly Instagram stories and LOTS of fails because I’m human too. Now let me tell you the five things that I LOVE about Planet Fitness!!
ONE. It’s a NO JUDGEMENT ZONE. This might just be my favorite part about working out at Planet Fitness. When I go work out I don’t worry about what people may think of me because there are people of every body shape and type and every fitness level just getting their workout on and minding their own business. I love the motivation I get from seeing everyone workout and I love that I don’t feel self-conscious about trying new equipment or trying something new. Everyone there is so positive and non-judgemental and it makes me want to work harder!
TWO. It’s AFFORDABLE. One other thing I LOVE about Planet Fitness sis how affordable it is! In the past I have paid anywhere from $30-$60/month for a gym membership to places I felt too intimidated to even use but not at Planet Fitness! Planet Fitness offers two different memberships, the Classic $10/month membership and the PF Black Card which is only $21.99/month! You can check the main differences in the two memberships here but I will tell you that my favorite part of the PF Black Card (which is what I have) is that you can use ANY of the Planet Fitness gyms worldwide when you travel, you have access to the tanning beds and massage chairs and you can have a guest come with you for free! Another perk of either membership is that you can stop it at any time no questions (or fees) asked! I did that a few times and it was nice knowing that I could cancel my membership during the months when I was mostly working out outside and could save that $21.99 a month and it’s super easy to rejoin!
Also- each membership comes with free fitness training. Yes, you read that right, each membership comes with free fitness training. There are classes for every body part, you can get a personalized plan or you can do a group workout on the PF360! You can’t beat free training with an affordable gym membership!
THREE. Open 24 hours. For a night owl/night shift worker like me this is a lifesaver!! I love that I can go to Planet Fitness in the middle of the night and they will be open! It’s a safe environment because it’s always staffed and the parking lot is well lit plus there usually aren’t that many people there so I can use whatever equipment I want!
FOUR. Plenty of equipment. I love that there are soooo many cardio machines at Planet Fitness!! I’m talking rows and rows and rows of treadmills, bikes, ellipticals and stair machines! I can honestly say that I have never been to Planet Fitness and had to wait on a piece of equipment to become available because there is always something available.
Plus they have positive messages written on them!!
FIVE. Massage chairs. And last, but certainly not least is the massage chairs!! HA!! If you follow my Instagram storied then you know this is my FAVORITE part of any workout, these massage chairs are LIFE!!
Especially the leg part….ahhhhhh, sweet relief!!!
And you know I couldn’t write a post about going to the gym without showing you what I wore, HA! What can I say, I love a good gym selfie!! I’m going to do an entire post sometime about my favorite plus size workout wear but in the meantime this is what I wore the other night (technically morning since it was 1am when I got to Planet Fitness) to workout in!
Do you have a Planet Fitness location near you??
Do you already belong to a Planet Fitness gym??