PHOTO GALLERY — Planet Fitness is the place to shed that quarantine weight gain

Published 12:36 am Thursday, October 7, 2021

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GROVES — Ken Marquis spent some time on a stair stepper before moving on to other equipment at Planet Fitness in Groves on Wednesday.

Around him were other exercisers — some on treadmills, others working with weights and machines.

Marquis, of Liberty, is working in Mid County and prefers exercising at the Groves location.

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“The room, the layout and the equipment,” Marquis said of why he likes the Groves site. “They have an advantage over other places.”

The Groves location, 4900 Twin City Hwy., opened its doors Dec. 17, 2013. In fall 2018 some changes were implemented with new equipment, refreshed interior with new wallpaper and revamped locker rooms and the introduction of the pf360 workout area, club manager Keela Bordonaro said.

Visitors and even motorists along Twin City Highway likely noted hurricane damage to the outside sign and facade from storms last year. That damage has been remediated.

“Thankfully the area most in need of repair was the club’s exterior, and we were fortunate to only close for nine days,” Bordonaro said.

Bordonaro has been part of the Planet Fitness Groves family for six years and marks her first full year as club manager in December.

She works to make sure all there feel welcome and describes the club as one where the members care about each other. 


With the outside sign and facade completed, there are changes coming to the inside, including heavier weights, more stair stepper machines and a mystery piece of equipment.

In addition, Planet Fitness is running a promotion through Oct. 15, offering $1 down on the classic and black card memberships at the Groves location.

Planet Fitness is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.