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Whitehall’s new Planet Fitness to help residents’ resolutions become reality

Whitehall PF 2A full-service Planet Fitness will open its doors later this month at the corner of Main Street and Hamilton Road in Whitehall.

The gym, the only of its kind in the city, will feature more than 100 pieces of cardio equipment, strength-training equipment, a circuit-training room, massage chairs, hydro-massage beds and tanning, among other things.

Alex Baker, the director of operations for the facility said that he envisions
Whitehall PF 1the Whitehall Planet Fitness to be a “Judgement Free,” comfortable atmosphere and a second home for members. Many Whitehall-area residents have already signed up.

“It’s a place where you can come here and see friends,” Baker said.

Planet Fitness, located at 920 S. Hamilton Road, will have nearly 20 employees, including a certified personal trainer, who will offer free training to members.

The facility will be open around the clock from Monday at 5 a.m. through Friday at 9 p.m. and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the weekends.

This is the first Planet Fitness franchise location the Baker Group owns in Ohio. The group owns eight facilities in Indiana and two in Tennessee.

For more information about the Whitehall Planet Fitness Development, please contact Whitehall Director of Development Zach Woodruff at 614-237-8612 or via email at zach.woodruff@whitehall-oh.us. For more information about how to join Planet Fitness, please visit www.planetfitness.com or call 614-601-5556.

Maggard and City concentrate on business in 2016

Maggard and City concentrate on business: Whitehall Mayor Kim Maggard said she is ready to build on the successes of her first term and address several issues that have frustrated residents, including crime.

Voters re-elected Maggard in November to a second term. As 2015 came to a close, Maggard and Development Director Zach Woodruff shared their goals for the new year.

They include continuing to build on the momentum achieved last year in commercial development and an initiative to reduce violent crime by revamping policing at the street level and asking for the community’s help in identifying criminals.

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