Planet Fitness is now open in Goleta

Gym includes cardio machines, rowing machines, tanning booths and more

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“No matter how small your goals, we always say every workout at Planet Fitness is a win,” said Matthew Curry, general manager of Goleta’s new site.

Planet Fitness is thrilled to open its location in Goleta, where its goal is to make fitness accessible to everyone.

The 21,300 square foot gym is located at 7127 Hollister Ave. It is part of The Plaza shopping center. (The gymnasium is now open, but will host its grand opening celebration on July 27.)

Planet Fitness offers state-of-the-art cardio machines and weight training equipment, a 30-minute express circuit, rowing machines, fully equipped locker rooms with lockers and daytime showers, HydroMassage lounge chairs, massage chairs, tanning booths, total body enhancement booths and Suite.

Planet Fitness is located at 7127 Hollister Ave. in Goleta. It is part of The Plaza shopping center.

“Our welcoming zone, Judgment Free Zone, is all about fitness that is affordable, non-intimidating and accessible to everyone,” Matt Curry, general manager of the Goleta venue, told News-Press in an email.

“Planet Fitness clubs are clean and spacious with a wide selection of high-quality cardio, circuit and strength-training equipment for all fitness levels,” he said. “We cater to first-time or casual gym users over fitness fanatics or bodybuilders.

“No matter how small your goals, we always say every workout at Planet Fitness is a win. We believe that everyone, regardless of fitness level, should feel accepted and respected when they walk into a gym. sports,” Mr. Curry said. “Our club also offers a 30-minute express circuit, ideal for those looking for results but short on time. The circuit combines 10 weight machines and 10 cardio step stations.

Shannon Meyers, vice president of marketing at Grand Fitness Partners, a franchise division of Planet Fitness, said the company is excited to expand its presence on the Central Coast and that Goleta is its fifth club in the area.

“We’re also thrilled to invite the community to check out our High School Summer Pass program, which invites teens ages 14-19 to train for free through August 31,” Ms. Meyers said. “We encourage everyone to also take advantage of our limited-time grand opening membership offers.”

Henry Calles takes care of the reception of the gymnasium.

Curry said Planet Fitness offers low-cost memberships, which start at $10 a month with more than 2,200 locations. “All locations also feature a Black Card spa, where PF Black Card members have the option to bring a guest daily at no additional cost, access all locations, and relax in the beds and chairs massage for $24.99 per month.”

Mr. Curry told News-Press why he decided to dedicate his career to Planet Fitness.

“The biggest challenge for people starting their fitness journey is the lack of confidence and self-imposed vulnerability,” he said. “As a gym user for nearly 20 years, I needed to start somewhere, and where I started was difficult. I was lucky enough to be accepted by the ‘big guys’, almost like a mascot, and that allowed me to pursue my goals.

“Most people during this time never made it through the week, let alone walk through the front door of most gyms,” he said.

“Then came Planet Fitness, and what a blessing it has been for anyone trying to pursue their health goals,” Mr. Curry said. “When I understood Planet Fitness, working for Planet Fitness was an easy choice.”

Mr. Curry explained that his favorite thing about working for Planet Fitness is being able to travel and have access to any Planet Fitness anywhere.

Members and non-members alike are invited to attend the grand opening celebration at 4 p.m. on July 27 at Planet Fitness Goleta.

Planet Fitness amenities include a tanning bed in a private room.

The event will include a ribbon cutting with Mayor Paula Perotte, a chance to win prizes, food trucks and a 30-minute circuit workout led by a Planet Fitness trainer. Planet Fitness will also donate $500 to the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Barbara County at the event.

“The event will take place in the car park directly in front of the club and indoors,” Mr Curry said. “All merchandise will be 20% off on July 27 only, and guests can sign up for $1 for either Classic Membership ($10 per month) or PF Black Card, which is running now until to July 31.

“We will also be holding a raffle where members and non-members can enter to win a free one-year subscription to the PF Black Card.”

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