Planet Fitness: Healthy Holiday Tips


SARAH: TIME NOW FOR THE HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS SEGMENT. IT’S TOUGH TO STAY HEALTHY AT THIS TIME OF YEAR, BUT PLANET FITNESS HAS SOME TIPS. WE ARE HERE NOW WITH JOE PEPE AND SAM MILLER. THANKS FOR JOINING US. WE ARE READY FOR A WORKOUT, RIGHT? LET’S TALK STRESS AND THE HOLIDAYS. IT’S A JOYCE WILL TIME BUT IT’S A STRESSFUL TIME. — JOYFUL TIME BUT A STRESSFUL TIME. HOW CAN STRETCHING HELPS TO KEEP US RELAXED? YOU WANT TO KEEP MOVING THROUGHOUT THE HOLIDAYS. YOU WANT TO DO A LOT OF SHOPPING . WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR BODY FEELS GOOD, YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO STRETCH AND MAKE TIME FOR THAT. SAM CAN PROBABLY SHOW YOU SOME MOVES. IF YOU ARE SHOPPING AND CARRYING BAGS, YOU HAVE A LOT IN YOUR NECK IN YOUR SHOULDERS. CERTAINLY TAKING YOUR NECK TO ONE SIDE, YOU NEVER WANT TO FEEL PAIN, JUST A GOOD STRETCH GOING FROM SIDE TO SIDE. A LOT OF TIMES THAT TENSION AND STRESS IS IN OUR LEGS, SO TAKING THAT ONE LEG, THIS IS A FOCUSED CENTER. THOSE HAMSTRINGS CAN GET REALLY TIGHT. JUST MAKE SURE THAT YOU FOLLOW THAT STRETCH FORWARD. WE’RE ALWAYS LIKE THIS IN LIFE. YOU WANT TO PULL IT BACK. SARAH: I ADMIT THAT I SOMETIMES SHORT CUT THE STRETCHING BECAUSE I’M BUSY AND I’M JUST GOING TO JUMP INTO MY WORKOUT, BUT THAT’S A NO-NO? VERY IMPORTANT TO STRETCH. IT’S AN AWESOME FORMAT. I KNOW THAT IT TOOK SOME MEMBERS BY SURPRISE AND WHEN THEY DID IT THEY THOUGHT — THEY NEED TO BE DOING THIS EVERY TIME AFTER CLASS. STRETCH AFTER CLASS AND WHEN I GET HOME, IT’S SO IMPORTANT AND AIDS IN RECOVERY. SARAH: I THINK IT’S HELPFUL TO YOU OFFER THIS EXPERT ADVICE. WE ALL THINK THAT WE KNOW HOW TO STRETCH, BUT THERE ARE SOME AREAS WHERE WE MIGHT NOT. IT’S IMPORTANT TO TAKE SURE YOU DO IT CORRECTLY AND SAFELY. SARAH: PLANET FITNESS, YOU WANT TO APPEAL TO EVERYONE AND GET EVERYONE THERE, SO YOU HAVE REALLY FLEXIBLE HOURS? WE DO PRIDE OURSELVES ON CREATING A NONINTIMIDATING ATMOSPHERE. MOST OF OUR GYMS ARE 24 HOURS, FIVE DAYS A WEEK THROUGH THE WEEKDAY. 7 A.M. TO 7 P.M. ON THE WEEKENDS. SARAH: DO YOU GET PEOPLE OVERNIGHT? WE DO. PEOPLE WHO WORK THE THIRD SHIFT. WE ARE ALWAYS STAFFED, TOO. WE ALWAYS HAVE STAFF ON-SITE. SARAH: YOU ARE OFFERING SOME HOLIDAY SPECIALS? WE ARE. $99 FOR THE YEAR. ONE YOUR MEMBERSHIP, NO HIDDEN FEES. IT COMES WITH THE FREE HIT FITNESS INSTRUCTION . WE DON’T CHARGE ANY EXTRA FOR THAT. OTHERS MIGHT CHARGE YOU A NEXT HER FEE FOR PERSONAL TRAINING, BUT WE OFFER IT INCLUDED WITH ALL OF OUR MEMBERSHIPS. GIVE ME ONE MORE STRETCH AS WE CLOSE OUT HERE. IS THERE ONE MORE FOR THE GROUND? REACH FOR THE GROUND, EVEN DO AN ACTIVE STRETCH FROM SIDE TO SIDE. SARAH: SOME OF US ARE NOT THAT FLEXIBLE. CAN YOU WORK ON THAT? THE MORE THAT YOU STRETCH, THE MORE YOU WILL FIND IT IS A

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