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P-Fit Development Puts Teams to the Test With Group Event

When a team member enjoys going to work and has a strong relationship with their co-workers, they tend to stay in a position longer, leading many businesses to identify opportunities to cultivate a positive work environment. P-Fit Development saw the perfect chance to bring together managers for a bit of team-building this summer.

In August, the franchise group took time out to bring 11 members of its team – general managers and two members of the executive team – for a day of activities geared toward strengthening their bond. Hosted by Group Dynamix in Carrollton, Texas, the event included several different types of puzzles and challenges that P-Fit Development had to work together to solve within a specific time frame. The purpose of the team-building event was to give the GMs a chance to work together and to increase communication and trust within the team.

P-Fit Development’s general managers and executive team met for a team building event in Carrollton, Texas.

After the exercises, the company gave a debrief to help relate back to the franchise’s core values and what that might look like inside the clubs.

“Something I learned from this is you can’t do everything on your own. Things get done better as a team. Everyone has different ideas, and there’s more than one option to get things done. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind or opinion because it might work out,” said Vanessa Torres, general manager of the Columbia Avenue location.

P-Fit Development looks forward to hosting future team-building events with Group Dynamix and trying new challenges!

Ohana Growth Partners Hits the Target With Colorful Team-Building Activity

Having a strong, tightknit team in place plays an important role to a company’s success. For Ohana Growth Partners, strengthening the teams’ bond included a colorful, outdoor adventure at the ER Paintball Park in Hollywood, Florida.

Regional Director Ray Hagler and General Manager Leah Shields organized the four-game series of paintball for the Ohana Growth Partners Florida leadership team, which included territory general managers, assistant general managers, fitness trainers, high-performing team leads and senior leadership. About 25 team members competed in the team building activity.

The group protected the president, captured the flag twice and protected four corners. This activity focused on communication, trust and collaboration to work past fear and obstacles to reach a team goal. After the paintball competition, the group rested and recharged with a team meal at a local waterfront restaurant.

“It was very unifying for our group to come together and bond,” Shields said.

Ohana’s annual team-building activity changes location and theme every year. Planning is underway for next year’s event, which is rumored to be an aqua challenge.

Monterosso Group Team Member Goes Above and Beyond to Improve Member Experience

It can be difficult for a person with a disability to feel comfortable at a gym, which is why Planet Fitness® strives to maintain a non-intimidating Judgement Free Zone® in each club. When PF® team members become aware of a member who may need assistance, they often step in to help, even going above and beyond to ensure an amazing member experience for everyone.

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Ohana Growth Partners Celebrates Two Grand Reopenings in Washington State

Summer was anything but slow for Ohana Growth Partners and its clubs in Washington. Ohana Growth Partners celebrated the grand reopening of two locations in Washington state – on June 29, Ohana’s club in Bremerton reopened, followed by the Federal Way location the very next day!

About 150 people attended each grand reopening event. Additionally, each included a ribbon-cutting ceremony with local dignitaries and the Chambers of Commerce. Ohana Growth Partners presented a $1,000 check to the local Boys & Girls Clubs in both locations.

The celebrations also included fun activities for everyone. Many popular athletes from the Washington Huskies and Harry the Husky came to show their support and sign autographs, including linebacker Carson Bruener, softball infielder SilentRain Espinoza, wide receiver and kickoff return specialist Giles Jackson and defensive lineman Ulumoo Ale.

There were giveaways and prizes such as a 65-inch Smart TV, Amazon Echo Show, Apple Watch and Huskies game tickets, apparel and specialty items. There were free workouts and a 30-Minute express class for everyone who attended, as well as complimentary refreshments.

As part of the grand reopening event, Ohana Growth Partners gave out prizes such as a 65-inch Smart TV. University of Washington football players Carson Bruener and Giles Jackson and Chief Marketing Officer with Ohana Growth Partners Josh Gerber congratulate the TV raffle winner.

Both clubs originally opened in 2017 and recently underwent over $1 million in renovations, including updated locker rooms, new restrooms, new entrance way floor tile, new rubber flooring and new wallcoverings.

“The continual investment in the Federal Way and Bremerton health clubs and communities is why we do what we do,” said Ohana Growth Partners Chief Marketing Officer Josh Gerber. “Today, fitness is more than just about losing weight and getting in shape, it’s about your mental health. We would like to thank all that attend our grand openings; we hope these clubs serve as a comfortable, judgment-free environment for these communities for many years to come.”

Ohana Growth Partners gave back to the community during its grand reopening of a location in Washington by presenting a $1,000 check to the Boys & Girls Clubs of South Puget Sound.

National Fitness Partners Club Member Shows Strength and Resilience

Brian “SGT Big Country” Conwell faced extensive challenges after an accident while serving in the U.S. Army resulted in the loss his left leg above the knee. His right leg was salvaged with 30 screws, four plates and a 10-inch rod.

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