PF Michigan Creates Mini Gyms to Give Back to the Community

Fitness equipment can be in high demand across communities, and Planet Fitness® franchisees often look for ways to meet the needs they see in the cities where they operate. PF Michigan has been undertaking equipment donations and mini-gym projects this year, working to give an array of equipment to organizations and schools that could put them to good use.

Schools and students often benefit from receiving fitness equipment. Recently, PF Michigan worked with the Detroit Pistons and United Dairy to upgrade the student gym at Denby High School, located in Detroit. They also built a mini gym at Scott High School in Toledo, Ohio, allowing plenty of students to make use of the new fitness machines.

“The fitness center will allow Scott High School to take a holistic approach to keeping our students and staff healthy mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. This will allow us to expand our curriculum in physical education, provide a resource for our athletic teams to train, and provide an opportunity for our faculty and staff to train in order to maintain perfect mental and physical health,” Dr. Carnel Smith, principal of Scott High School, said.

PF Michigan also continues to work with its partners at local police stations. The franchise group launched mini gyms in Taylor and Roseville, Michigan, and Detroit’s 5th Precinct to give officers a place to exercise and train. In addition to the mini gyms at police departments, PF Michigan donated equipment to furnish 38 fire stations with the Detroit Fire Department; each was given a treadmill and stationary bike.

“At Planet Fitness, we have a long-standing commitment to support police and fire departments in the communities we serve. We’re proud to build on this commitment by helping these first responders who put their lives on the line every day to help others,” said Bryan Rief, CEO and co-owner of PF Michigan Group.

Fitness equipment donations and creating mini gyms is just one way to bring Planet Fitness to members of the community. It is heartwarming to think of the high-schoolers, police officers and firefighters who will be able to take advantage of the new exercise machines!

Photos by JFM PHOTO 2020