Aug. 9, 2019 Staff Report
Planet Fitness, a gym franchise known for its low-cost memberships, is coming to Long Island City.
The company, which has more than 1,800 locations in North America including six in Queens, is opening an 18,000 square foot space at 29-22 Northern Blvd, in the 43-story ALTA LIC building.
The gym will operate on the ground floor and in the basement of the 467-unit building. The gym is expected to open in 2020. The ALTA LIC building is already open to residential tenants.
Planet Fitness calls itself a “Judgement Free Zone” — a welcoming and friendly community where people feel comfortable regardless of their fitness level. The company says it believes in providing a high-quality fitness experience at an affordable cost. Memberships start at $10 a month.
The company has existing locations in Astoria, Jackson Heights, Howard Beach, Ridgewood and two in Jamaica, Queens.
The Commercial Observer was first to report the story.