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Houston Fitness Partners Celebrates 35th Location with Member Appreciation Week, Giveaways and More

Houston Fitness Partners celebrated the grand opening of its Planet Fitness® Sugar Creek location with a member appreciation week March 6-10. The franchise group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the Sugar Creek team, corporate staff and the local Boys & Girls Clubs in Stafford, Texas. About 21 people attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony. The group also donated $1,000 to the local Boys & Girls Clubs.

Throughout the member appreciation week, members were able to win giveaways, receive a free PF® T-shirt and enjoy street tacos from Berryhill, a local restaurant. The giveaways included Apple AirPod Pros, a Theragun electric massage gun, a Yeti Carryall cooler and more.

The Planet Fitness Sugar Creek location is the franchise group’s 35th location. The new 24,470-square-foot club features cardio machines, strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms with day lockers and showers, HydroMassage loungers, massage chairs, tanning, a Wellness Pod and more. At the beginning of May, the club already had 3,318 active members.

“We are really excited to have Sugar Creek finally open after it was one of our longest presales yet due to HVAC delays. The community has really welcomed us in, and at the ribbon-cutting, it was so great seeing the staff and the community already building relationships and knowing each other by name,” said Abby Belaire, manager of marketing and communications at Houston Fitness Partners.

Houston Fitness Partners celebrated the grand opening of its Planet Fitness Sugar Creek location with a member appreciation week, which included giveaways, a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a $1,000 donation to the local Boys & Girls Clubs in Stafford, Texas.

Houston Fitness Partners Climbs to the Top at Big Climb Houston

When someone is diagnosed with cancer, it can feel like a long, uphill battle. However, Houston Fitness Partners worked to make cancer patients and their families feel a little less alone. For the sixth year in a row, Houston Fitness Partners sponsored Big Climb Houston on April 1. The franchise group partnered with the local Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Texas Gulf Coast Chapter for the event. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life for patients and their families.

During Big Climb Houston, participants were challenged to climb 50 flights of stairs to the top of Three Allen Center in downtown Houston. For those who couldn’t make it to the event, Houston Fitness Partners welcomed PF® members and guests to visit any Planet Fitness® club to climb the 50 flights of stairs on the Stairmaster. Each participant who completed the challenge was able to enter a chance to win a free Black Card membership for a year. This year, over 600 participants brought their A-game and joined the fundraising event. The franchise group also had close to 30 team members attend the event.

Houston Fitness Partners contributed to the event at a $15,000 sponsorship level and was the “Put the I in Climb” sponsor. The group also set up a table at the event and passed out Planet Fitness swag to participants. Lastly, Houston Fitness Partners spread the word about the event and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission via email and in-club signage.

Over the past six years, Houston Fitness Partners has fundraised and sponsored around $155,000 and climbed 300 flights of stairs to fund lifesaving blood cancer research. This year, Houston Fitness Partners raised more than $7,300 during the event. The group plans to partner with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society next year and for many years to come.

Excel Fitness Means Business at Tyler B2B Expo

The beginning of the year is the perfect time to hit the ground running with community involvement and outreach. On Jan. 17, three team members from Excel Fitness’ two Tyler, Texas, clubs participated in the 2023 Business 2 Business Expo. The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce hosted its 28th annual B2B Expo at Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Conference Center in Tyler, Texas.

Excel Fitness joined more than 100 businesses to network and educate residents on the benefits of having a Planet Fitness® membership. For everyone who came up to the booth, the franchise group offered info regarding its corporate wellness program, day passes and free goodies.

This was the first time Excel Fitness has participated in the Tyler event. The franchise group wanted to get involved in the community, and with two clubs in the area, the B2B Expo was the perfect way to get to know the local community. Excel Fitness is excited to participate in future B2B Expo events.