Good morning and Happy Wednesday! Hard to believe we are already halfway through the week. Guess what we did yesterday????
We signed up for The Color Run in Nashville! I heard about this race over 6 months ago and have been waiting on the registration to open. The race is not until October, so we still have quite a wait. Check out their videos. This is not a timed race – it is all about FUN! So far we have a group of about 10 going. If you are on Pinterest, do a search for “color run” and check out all the fabulous photos. This is going to be AWESOME!
Yesterday’s workout was intervals + steady cardio on the elliptical. 50 minutes of sweat. Today’s schedule calls for lower body + core + circuits. Still sore from my lower body workout on Saturday, hoping this will work the kinks out.
Guess what is coming to Knoxville? PLANET FITNESS!!! Have you heard of Planet Fitness? One reason you might have is that they are one of the sponsors of Biggest Loser.
Their main philosophy is a Judgement Free Zone – “which means members can relax, get in shape, and have fun without being subjected to the hard-core, look-at-me attitude that exists in too many gyms”. This means they do not cater to the power lifters and body builders. They cater to every day people looking to get into shape.
While they are not open 24/7 like some of their competitors, they are staffed every hour they are open. I think this is a huge plus for safety reasons. They are not a “frills” gym – no child care, no juice bar, or any of the other items that drive up costs. They have great equipment, a clean facility, caring employees, and extremely reasonable and affordable pricing.
On a completely off-topic note, I LOVE that their pens write PURPLE. Seriously. These are fun people! I signed my contract in their purple pen!
They have two levels of membership:
Basic – $10/month (no monthly contract)
This level allows you access to the gym at all times and unlimited fitness training.
PF Black Card – $19.99/month (12 month contract)
This level allows you access to the gym at all times and unlimited fitness training and:
* Reciprocal use of all Planet Fitness® Franchise Locations
* Unlimited guest privileges
* Unlimited tanning
* Unlimited red light therapy
* Unlimited use of massage chairs
* 1/2 Price cooler drinks
* PF Black™ Card key tag
You might wonder what their fitness training is. They offer 30 minute classes throughout the day on Chest, Back, Abs, Arms, Legs, and Shoulders. There is even a 30 minute full body circuit and a Design Your Own Program (1 hour). These are all FREE and UNLIMITED to members. They only ask that you sign up and they limit the classes to 5 members. I am very excited to try these! Think of it as free personal training.
If you are in Knoxville and want to check them out, their location is:
9341 Kingston Pike (In the same plaza as The Home Depot)
Knoxville, TN 37922
Presale Hours (presale office to the right of the fitness facility)
Monday – Friday: 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00AM – 7:00PM
Club Hours When Open (expected open date mid-June)
Open 24 Hours Monday through Friday!
Open Monday at 5:00 AM until Friday at 9:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday 7:00 AM – 7:00 PM
If you are in the market for a gym, be sure and check them out. Wonder if there is a Planet Fitness in your area? Check out their location map.
What’s new in your life? Have you signed up for a race or a fitness class you are excited about?
Have a great Wednesday!
Note: I was in no way compensated for this post. I am just excited about both The Color Run and Planet Fitness.