METAIRIE, La (press release) — Planet Fitness Metairie, located at 100 N. Labarre Rd., is reopening its doors after upgrading the facility and outfitting the club with new cardio equipment and more. The club will celebrate the renovation on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 11 a.m. with attendance from the Jefferson Chamber of Commerce, a $2,500 donation to the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana, and a ribbon cutting.
The donation is part of the Company’s national philanthropic initiative, The Judgement Free Generation, which aims to spread kindness and end bullying faced by youth today. Bullying has become all-too-common, with 1 in 4 youth reporting having experienced bullying and parents of school-aged children citing it as their number one concern. As the home of the Judgement Free Zone, Planet Fitness is addressing this issue and has funded trainings for more than 7,600 staff from 700 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country through a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. To date, Planet Fitness has contributed more than $4 million in support of the cause.
“We strive to create a space where everyone feels accepted and respected, which is why we’re donating to the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Louisiana to help maintain our community’s positive environment,” said Scott Lyons, Regional Director of United PF Partners, a leading Planet Fitness Franchisee Group that currently operates over 150 locations across fourteen states. “We take pride in offering the Metairie community a clean, comfortable facility with high-quality, brand-name cardio and strength equipment, where a lasting, active lifestyle can be built.”
Upgrades within the revamped Metairie location provides members access to state-of-the-art cardio equipment, including stair climbers and rowing machines. Additionally, members can take advantage of two new Hydromassage loungers and more. Planet Fitness Metairie is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.