New Year new you? Most people like to use the New Year as a starting point to recreate themselves.  Like most of you fitness and health are at the top of my list.  Last year I decided that I needed to stop being complacent about my fitness.  Since becoming a vegetarian I lost a pretty good amount of weight but I still felt like I need to tighten up, literally!  I have already discussed how you can get an effective workout at home, using minimal equipment and fitness apps. I personally love the gym, lately I’ve been there every day at 5am.

I understand that not everyone is a excited as me to hit the gym. I was once that girl that floated around aimlessly from machine to machine without a plan and I never ever dared to pick up a free weight.  So if you’re thinking of joining a gym and want to make a easy transition Planet Fitness maybe the answer for you.


I had the pleasure of attending the Planet Fitness MIA event this month.  Myself and several other bloggers had the opportunity to tour the new Planet Fitness located at 9930 Johnson St. (at the corner of Palm Ave. and Johnson St. next to Winn Dixie).  Planet Fitness provides a  comfortable, non-intimidating
environment where people can relax, work out, and not feel like they are being
judged by others.

The new Planet Fitness in Pembroke Pines features:

  • Over 100 cardio machines
  • Full locker rooms equipped with day lockers and showers
  • (30) 50-inch flat screen televisions
  • (2) full circuit strength machines
  • 30 minute express circuit
  • (3) tanning booths*
  • (2) tanning booths*
  • (2) Hydro-massage beds*


 *Included in Black Card membership

This gym is absolutely beautiful! I had a fantastic time interacting with the staff who treated the group to a thirty minute express workout.  Can you consider a non-stop rotation of continued strength and cardio exercises a treat? Lol.

This workout is perfect if you are not into spending hours at the gym. Everyone started out at a numbered station either a aerobic step or a strength machine.  When the clock starts you begin exercising, either a cardio exercise (step-ups, mountain climbers, jumping jacks) or a strength exercise (chest press, preacher curl, leg curl).  We rotated after a minute alternating which allows you to recover then get that heart pumping again. This was a great full body workout, which I felt when I woke up the next day!

The Planet Fitness 30 Minute Express workouts as well as other fitness classes are included in both levels of membership along with fitness training.  Below are the two memberships offered by Planet Fitness, not bad right.  The Black Card membership includes unlimited guest privileges, which is perfect for partner workouts.

Basic Membership ($10 monthly)

  • Unlimited access to your home club
  • Unlimited fitness training
  • Planet Fitness t-shirt

Black Card Membership ($20 monthly)

  • Access to all Planet Fitness franchise locations
  • Unlimited fitness training
  • Unlimited guest privileges
  • Unlimited Hydro massage
  • Unlimited use of massage chairs
  • Use of tanning
  • 1/2 price of cooler drinks (restrictions apply)
  • Planet Fitness t-shirt
  • Planet Fitness Black Card key tag

Now to the good stuff! One local South Florida reader will win a one year Black Card membership to be used at any of these South Florida Planet Fitness locations:

8350 West Hialeah Gardens Blvd
(Across from McDonald’s and Publix)
Hialeah Gardens, FL 33018

2620 NE 10th Court
(Across from Bed, Bath & Beyond and Staples)
Homestead, FL 33033

15725 SW 72nd Street
(Located in West Sunset Square Plaza)
Miami, FL 33193

18620 NW 67th Ave
(In the Country Club Plaza, across the street from Publix)
Miami, FL 33015

1630 NE 163rd Street
(located behind Pizza Hut)
North Miami Beach, FL 33162

Disclosure: I was provided a complimentary Black Card membership for myself and a local Curves and Confidence reader for attendance at this event.