*This is a sponsored post. I was compensated on behalf of Planet Fitness to share my story, however all opinions expressed are solely my own.
One of the hardest things I had to do was walk through the doors of a fitness center.
You see many years ago, gyms were only a place for the super fit, the super strong and the super beautiful people. They were not for me, the average stay at home mom who just wanted to do a little cardio and maybe work on some leg machines.
I remember how uncomfortable it was when I went to the gym with my husband. I hated it.
The stares from others would always lead to the negative self-talk, that left me feeling worse than before I started. Eventually it was easier to just stay home than go through that cycle over and over again.
And that is where I stayed for many years, as my physical health continued to decline.
A couple years ago after my big health scare, I decided it was time to start focusing on my own health and wellness. I realized that I needed to ignore the stares and the negative self-talk and just go for it, because I was worth it!
My husband and I knew that we needed to make some lifestyle changes if we wanted to make our health a priority. This included changes to the way we ate, making sure were were getting adequate sleep every night and incorporating regular physical activity.
The first time I walked through the doors of Planet Fitness I knew this was not the same as any other gyms I had been to.
You are greeted by the friendliest smiles as soon as you enter to check in.
Seriously the staff is always so happy to see you, and never forget to greet you or say have a nice day as you are leaving.
This is Tyler, he is one of the trainers at my local Planet Fitness, he is also super helpful.
If you ever need anything, hit him up!
I noticed right away that there were all kinds of different people. It was obvious that this was a place where everyone belonged and I felt instantly at ease, as all of the fear just melted away.
After a short time I was surprised that I was actually really looking forward to my regular workouts and I began to enjoy the way I was feeling too.
It’s not about losing weight, it is about feeling good in your own body!
The 30 Minute Circuit is my favorite because it is short and sweet and to the point. I can get a complete workout in, even when I am limited on time.
Planet Fitness has revolutionized the fitness industry with extremely low prices and offers a variety of benefits including a hassle-free environment called the Judgement Free Zone®, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions, unlimited small group fitness instruction by a certified trainer through the PE@pf® program, and much more.
They are offering the best deal on memberships for the next few days only.
Planet Fitness New Member Sale
In celebration of 2019 and starting it off right, Planet Fitness has a new membership sale going on right now through January 15, where new members can join for only a $1 enrollment fee and then $10 a month with no commitment.
This year, they’re all about “getting down with your judgement free self,” inviting everyone to simply live your truth and celebrate who you are.
There are actually two different memberships to choose from, both are on sale now through January 15th only.
My husband and I have shared a PF Black Card Membership over the last year, but now that I actually enjoy going to the gym I am ready to make the investment to get my own Black Card Membership so that I can take advantage of all of the extra perks!!
I hear the Hydromassage beds are divine.
With over 1600+ locations nationwide, you can find one near you here.
What comes with a Planet Fitness Membership?
Free Planet Fitness Classes – Over 50 group sessions each week to choose from.
Free Wifi – this is important to me as I am able to catch up on my favorite podcasts while running on the treadmills.
Tons of Machines – I’ve never had to wait in line for one of the cardio or strength machines because they have so many of them available.
They also have complimentary tanning, nice shower areas, Hydromassage beds and massage chairs for Black Card holders.
Oh!! I forgot to mention they offer free pizza on the first Monday of the month and bagels on the second Tuesday of the month.
How could I not fall in love with a place that offers free pizza?!!
One of the things I love most is how it truly feels like a community.
In fact 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.’
So anyway I just wanted to make sure that you knew about this amazing sale and encourage you to join me this year, as we get healthy in our own ways and learn how to live our best lives in 2019!
Although this has been a sponsored post and I received compensation to share my thoughts with you, all opinions shared are fully my own.