An engagement ring, a dinosaur cake and a gym membership were among gifts that the Channel 12 News “Week of Wishes” program gave out on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and a Planet Fitness® in Glendale, Arizona, was among local businesses helping provide those products and services to the community.
Over 16 local businesses came together to grant the wishes that 12 News collected from community residents. One resident, Maria Flores, wished for a gym membership because she has a bad knee that she wanted to strengthen but couldn’t afford a membership.
“She wished for a membership that would offer fitness instructing to help her get started on a healthier lifestyle, which we offer at no charge,” explained JEG-Fit AZ franchisee Kevin Kelly. “To know that something as small as a free gym membership can really make an impact on an individual’s life is a great feeling.”
Todd Schliewen, a local sales manager with 12 News, called the PF® location asking about current deals and fitness instructing packages.
“Once he asked if we would be able to help out in any way, the Planet Fitness team immediately reached out and offered our assistance with a free lifetime Black Card membership,” added Kelly. “It’s a phenomenal feeling to be able to help this individual on her path to a healthier lifestyle. The Planet Fitness Glendale staff is excited to welcome in our new member and cannot wait to get her set up with a meeting with our fitness instructor, Jordan Huguez, to get her personal program designed for her. We are also looking forward to showing her around our facility and showing off our ‘judgement free’ environment.”