As a thank you to members, the company provides them with free pizza on the first Monday of the month and free bagels on the second Tuesday of the month. The Lehigh Valley's fifth Planet Fitness gym opened Friday at 1742 Stefko Blvd. in Bethlehem. The Lehigh Valley's fifth Planet Fitness gym opened Friday at 1742 Stefko Blvd. in Bethlehem. (RYAN KNELLER/THE MORNING CALL) “We cater to first-time and casual gym goers who Top Exercise Equipment may have never belonged to a gym before,” said Becky Zirlen, Planet Fitness’ senior public relations manager. “We always strive for a non-intimidating, judgement free atmosphere where our members can feel comfortable working out at their own pace.” Founded in 1992 in Dover, New Hampshire, Planet Fitness is one of the fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States, with approximately 11.8 million members and more than 1,500 locations in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic and Panama. The Bethlehem facility, within a mile of Retro Fitness and Maxx Fitness gyms, supplements other area Planet Fitness locations on Hanover Avenue in Allentown, Broadway in South Whitehall Township, Nazareth Pike in Lower Nazareth Township and William Penn Highway in Palmer Township. Membership starts at $10 a month, or $21.99 a month for the PF Black Card.
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