DENVER, CO – Franchise owners of Colorado Planet Fitness clubs will donate $5,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Metro Denver and $5,000 to the Denver Rescue Mission.
The Jost family, owners of franchise group Jost ADK, will make the donation to celebrate the first Planet Fitness location in Denver on the second floor of 815 16th Street on the 16th Street Mall, the company said in a statement.
The fitness chain calls itself the "home of the Judgement Free Zone®" and 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," a statement from the company said.
"Having the opportunity to open a club on the 16th Street Mall is an absolute honor for our family, team and the Planet Fitness brand. Our presence here will serve as a Judgement Free Zone beacon and the hub connecting all other Planet Fitness clubs in the Denver Metro area," said franchisee Jonny Jost.
The company will celebrate with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m. and new members can now join for just $1 down and then $10 a month with no commitment through May 23, 2018, a press release said.
According to the company, "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."