ECP-PF Doubles the Give Back
In early November, ECP-PF provided assistance to not one but two local Boys & Girls Clubs by rebuilding and revamping the locations’ workout areas into a Mini Judgement Free Zone®.
For a combined total of 14 days, 25 Planet Fitness® staff members cleaned out the old spaces in the Rochester and Albany, New York, Boys & Girls Clubs and made room for the new equipment. PF® staff spent the two weeks repainting the walls, adding PF signage and rubber flooring and stocking the centers with new cardio and strength equipment.
“The kids were overjoyed that they now have their own judgement-free space,” said John Hrinda, division president with ECP-PF, which is owned by ECP-PF Holdings Group. “In the Albany Boys & Girls Club, we repurposed an old storage room to become their PF brand fitness room, and in the Rochester Boys & Girls Club, we rehabbed their old fitness room, which had all broken pieces of equipment, into an updated, bright and welcoming PF fitness area.”
The new fitness centers were completed with several cardio pieces, dumbbell racks and a Smith machine. Both fitness centers opened with a big celebration, which included attendance from local TV stations and press. PF trainers were also in attendance and worked out with each of the kids who came to join the celebration. Both clubs were also presented with a $1,000 check from ECP-PF.
“I was truly moved by the kid’s reaction to their new PF Judgement Free Zone,” said Hrinda. “They were so pleased that they were able to have their own place in the club to work toward their fitness goals.”