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Make the Most of Your Trick-or-Treating by ‘Working Out’ on Halloween Without Even Knowing It


HAMPTON, N.H. (October 1, 2018) – Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S., is getting into the Halloween spirit early with a ‘Killer Deal.’ New members can join Planet Fitness in-club or online for just $5 down (enrollment fee), then $10 a month with no commitment by October 12, and automatically be entered for a chance to win one of five spooktacular prizes to help you “get away” from Halloween thrillers this year.


The prizes include a new sports car, a ‘Cabin in the Woods’ seven-night stay in Hamilton, Wyo., a camper, a boatercycle from the Purple Lagoon, and a five-night vacation in San Diego, Calif. The offer is available at participating locations only and visit for official rules.


Don’t Fear Treating Yourself While Getting into the Halloween Spirit (Costume or Not!)


Enjoying the season and indulging in a few Halloween treats shouldn’t scare you given how much of a sweat people work up when getting into the Halloween spirit. According to Brian Zehetner, Director of Health and Fitness for Planet Fitness, there are ways you burn calories without even knowing it:

  • Prepare for the Burn. Those simply preparing for Halloween by putting up decorations or carving pumpkins for an hour can burn 272 calories (among adults).
  • The Costume Dance. Parents wrangling two kids into costumes for ten minutes can burn a quick 42 calories, enough to enjoy a fun-size treat without any guilt.
  • Walk it Off. On Halloween night, adults can burn 106 calories for every mile walked, which can turn into over 500 calories after a night of supervising the kids around the neighborhood. Even better, offer to carry your child’s pillowcase or bucket full of candy for two hours and burn up to 637 calories! Win-win for you and your child.
  • The Tired Child Carry. If you’re toting your ‘lil tyke around the neighborhood for two hours (whether they can’t walk just yet or they simply choose not to), take it with grace knowing that you’ll burn up to 819 calories.


Given the average calorie count of a fun-size candy bar such as Snickers or Twix is 80 calories, it’s easy to see how you can indulge in a treat or two, completely guilt (and judgement) free. And with 179 million Americans having engaged in Halloween festivities in 2017 according to National Retail Federation, that’s a lot of candy to enjoy!


“To celebrate the season, Planet Fitness is offering a killer deal now through October 12, and new members can win a variety of prizes that will keep you in the spirit into Halloween and beyond,” said Jamie Medeiros, Vice President of Marketing at Planet Fitness.


Planet Fitness offers extremely low prices and a variety of benefits, including a hassle-free environment, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and much more. The Planet Fitness Black Card®* membership for $21.99 a month includes additional perks such as access to any club at no additional charge, ability to bring a guest anytime, and additional amenities like unlimited use of massage chairs, HydroMassage beds, and more.


Planet Fitness also provides members with an opportunity to connect and support each other with “Planet of Triumphs,” an online community that celebrates all accomplishments and inspirational stories of Planet Fitness members. Planet of Triumphs provides an online platform for members to recognize their triumphs (big or small), share their stories and encourage others, reinforcing the Company’s belief that ‘everyone belongs’. Check out real Planet Fitness member stories and accomplishments at


The ‘Killer Deal’ promotion and sweepstakes runs through October 12 at participating locations only throughout the United States and Canada. For more information on Planet Fitness and to find a club near you, visit


*Black Card membership fees and amenities may vary by location.




About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of June 30, 2018, Planet Fitness had approximately 12.1 million members and 1,608 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.


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