Bill Asbell

Asbell Planet Services Helps Convert Teen Center into Workout Space at Local BGC

On March 8, Asbell Planet Services, LLC employees from the company’s Lynchburg, Virginia, location gave back to their community by transforming a teen center at a local Boys & Girls Club into a new workout space.

Employees spent one day painting the room and returned the following week to install the workout equipment, which included a treadmill, elliptical and a stationary bike.

“I’m so glad that we could help with the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Lynchburg with its renovation efforts to create a gym space that will welcome kids in the area to make the most of the clubhouse and burn some of that youthful energy to stay healthy, alert and ready to learn,” said franchisee Bill Asbell. “We love helping local youth, and we know that they’ll make the most of the equipment we donated and enjoy the new look of the gym section of the clubhouse. We look forward to more opportunities to volunteer and contribute to the great, vital work that Boys & Girls Clubs provide.”

Regional Manager Lindsay Woods noted that the company ran across a similar story in a previous issue of the Geared Up magazine and decided to donate the equipment once it was time for the club to re-equip. Woods also said that, in addition to serving the Boys & Girls Clubs, participating in activities like these gives employees a sense of purpose within their city that comes from giving back to the community and the kids.

Employees that assisted with the remodel include Lindsay Woods, Brian Winch, Elijah Tozar, Amanda Ranson, Katie Reeves, Miranda Dessalet and Nicholle Palicas.

Asbell Planet Services, LLC Donates $2,500 to Local Boys & Girls Club

On Oct. 14, 10 employees of a Roanoke, Virginia, Planet Fitness® traveled to their local Boys & Girls Club to present the organization with a $2,500 check and spend some time with the children.

The check was donated by Asbell Planet Services, LLC, which owns and manages eight PF® clubs. The funds will be used for operational expenses during 2017. In addition to presenting the check, employees walked the children through various stretches and exercises before educating them on the STOMP Out Bullying campaign.

PF employees lead the children in a series of stretches and exercises.

PF employees lead the children in a series of stretches and exercises.

“I’m really happy to be able to work with the local Boys & Girls Clubs to help our youth develop good habits that will serve them well in school, in business and with physical health, as well as learning the virtues of kindness and camaraderie,” said franchisee Bill Asbell. “This organization does such great work, as you can witness when you go to their centers, so our PF team looks forward to developing this relationship even further as it’s good for my soul. I hope we’re making friends along the way with the children at The Boys & Girls Clubs of America.”

Asbell Planet Services employees previously volunteered their time at the local organization, but is now ramping up involvement with the STOMP Out Bullying program, which so closely aligns with the morals of Planet Fitness as a company.