The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and its impact on our
members, team members, and communities is unprecedented and changing
rapidly. The health and well-being of our Planet Fitness Family is, and
has always been, our #1 priority.
Given the increased threat that
COVID-19 poses to our global community, and out of an abundance of
caution, the Pekin, IL club will temporarily close on Tuesday, March
17th at 10pm for two weeks through March 31. This was a difficult
decision to make but we believe it is the right one. We recognize that
you were recently billed your monthly dues and we will credit your
payment for our closed days on your next monthly bill upon reopening.
Physical and mental health is
extremely important, especially during stressful and uncertain times.
While we will miss seeing you in the club for the time-being, we are
still here to motivate you and support you along your fitness journey.
We encourage you to download the Planet Fitness app which includes
access to fitness content and more than 500 exercises that can be done
In addition, on the Planet Fitness Facebook Page we are hosting
"Home Work-Ins" - a series of free fitness classes for
everyone - that will be streamed live daily Monday – Friday at 7 p.m.
ET. There is no equipment needed and all classes will be 20 minutes or
In closing, I would like to
personally thank the Planet Fitness community for your understanding
and support as we navigate unchartered waters. More than ever, we are
committed to doing everything we can to support our members and team
members during this unprecedented time.
We will reopen as soon as possible
and will keep you informed of our plans. Stay healthy, and be well.
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Ever Dream of Opening a Bar? A #PekinRestaurantWeek Special Feature Pekin, IL- Chris, Eric, and Ryan didn’t. But a plot twist to a dream dating back over 14 years ago helped a vision become a reality in 2021: The Bunker Indoor Golf Lounge. What is an “indoor golf lounge” exactly? The Bunker hosts indoor, large-scale golf simulators: a big city offering in our Midwestern, small town of Pekin. Oh, and there’s a full-service bar to boot. “We’re really lucky to have great golf courses in Pekin, and now we can enjoy indoor golf too,” says part-owner Eric. Eric lays out the history of the idea and explains he has wanted to open a golf simulator hang-out spot for over a decade, but the technology- and price- just wasn’t there yet. Eric continues, “I toured a lot of simulators in the Chicago area and then was waiting for the right opportunity.” Eric and business partner Chris checked out many property locations over the years, including the old dance and tumbling building on
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