Planet Fitness Unveils New Prototypes Now Open for the New Year

by Katie Lee

St. Louis — Planet Fitness has partnered with Poettker Construction on three health fitness clubs located throughout the greater St. Louis area in 2020. Poettker served as the construction manager for the Festus, Washington and Ballwin, Mo., locations, which opened to members in time for the new year.

The Festus and Washington locations each feature a new two-story ground-up prototype with a gross floor area of 30,000 square feet, allowing ample space for hundreds of machines and free weights. Construction for the Ballwin location, which opened in late November 2020, consisted of converting a vacant 30,000-square-foot retail store into an upscale new fitness center. These new locations mark the 10th Planet Fitness location Poettker has collaborated on since 2015 with three new buildings and seven tenant fit-outs.

“Having Planet Fitness as a client has been amazing. These facilities allow us to showcase the quality of work that Poettker Construction can accomplish,” says Keith Poettker, president of Poettker Construction Company. “We are excited to have Planet Fitness as our partner.”

Planet Fitness and Poettker Construction already have plans for several more facilities to break ground in 2021. Poettker Construction has played a key role in site selection and evaluation, making sure the potential location works within the budget and fits overall constructability.

“Besides new facilities, Planet Fitness is remodeling vacant buildings and transforming them into an upscale Judgement Free Zone perfect for anyone trying to achieve their fitness goals,” says Bob Hamilton of Planet Fitness. “Poettker Construction Company is our preferred contractor in the Midwest area, with more stores scheduled to start in the new year, we are confident in the quality of work that Poettker Construction will deliver.”

Planet Fitness currently operates 16 locations throughout the St. Louis area.

Planet Fitness Midwest LLC is a consolidation of over 43 high-quality health clubs primarily located in Missouri, Illinois and Ohio. Headquartered in Cincinnati, PFMW is in the top performance percentile of all Planet Fitness franchisees globally. For more information, visit

Poettker Construction Company specializes in construction management, design/build, general contracting and self-perform services. Established in 1980, Poettker actively serves local, regional and national clients from its offices in Breese, Ill., and Charlotte, N.C. For more information, visit


SOURCE: Poettker Construction Company

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