Planet Fitness Coming to Roseville

New health club center expected to open in time for New Year's.

Taking over a retail space formerly home to a Circuit City electronics store, Planet Fitness is coming to Roseville.

The New Hampshire-based fitness center company will be occupying 25,000 square feet adjacent to neighboring Sports Authority in a small shopping district that is just south of Highway 36 and east of Fairview Avenue.

"They (Planet Fitness) are currently about half done with the renovations and remodeling and expect to be open before the first of the year so as to be ready for all the New Year’s resolutions,'' Pat Trudgeon, Roseville community development director, told Roseville Patch.

With Planet Fitness taking the space that has been vacant since Circuit City's shuttering in 2009, Roseville will no longer have any significant empty retail spaces, Trudgeon said. "Good to see that the economy is coming back, at least in Roseville."

Meanwhile, officials at Planet Fitness could not be immediately reached for comment.

The Roseville fitness center would the company's third Twin Clities location. Currently, it has health clubs in Bloomington and Brooklyn Park.) According to Wikipedia, Planet Fitness opened its 500th U.S. location earlier this year.

Founded in the early 1990s, Planet Fitness touts itself as a basic health club operator, providing a wide array of exercise equipment but without the added cost of such things as juice bars and childcare.

Planet Fitness also pitches its facilities as places where ordinary people can go to exercise in its "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."

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Angela Heins November 15, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I went to Planet Fitness's website to check it out. I'm thinking about joining a health club for the winter. This is a story about the company that I found in their P.R. Media section. http://www.nytimes.com/2006/11/18/nyregion/18grunt.html I think I'll go with a nice, friendly community center or Y.
Lisa Kray December 05, 2012 at 04:10 PM
Oh my goodness!!! That is insane! I have to say that I belong to Planet Fitness in Bloomington, and it is absolutely wonderful! The staff is really nice, and there is an eclectic mix of people. I would suggest at least going in to check it out. It's too bad this guy had such a bad experience, but not all of them are like that! I hope this helps! :-)


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