Inside a Planet Fitness gym, as seen on the company’s Facebook page.

‘Lunk Alarm’-wired new fitness centre coming to Surrey

Planet Fitness set to move into renovated Dell Shopping Centre later this fall

SURREY — The renovated Dell Shopping Centre in Whalley will be home to B.C.’s second Planet Fitness gym later this fall.

The health-club franchise will open in 15,704 square feet of space at 10624 King George Blvd. at the end of November, an APEX Public Relations rep told the Now-Leader.

Planet Fitness was founded 25 years ago in Dover, New Hampshire. The gym location in Surrey will be the brand’s first in the Metro Vancouver area.

“We chose Surrey because we feel it is important, especially now, those local residents have access to an affordable and inclusive fitness option close by,” franchisee Chris Klebba stated.

Club features include a “Judgement Free Zone,” where members can experience “a hassle-free, non-intimidating environment,” and a so-called “Lunk Alarm,” a purple-and-yellow siren on the wall “used to gently remind people that grunting, dropping weights or judging others is not permitted.”

Added Klebba: “We look forward to providing the community in Surrey with a high quality, judgement-free fitness experience at an extremely affordable cost. The warm welcome we have received at all of our locations so far in Canada and, more specifically, in British Columbia, makes us confident that the new club will address an unmet need in this community.”

The Surrey site will begin accepting memberships Oct. 10.

The fitness centre will include cardio machines, locker rooms with day lockers and showers, two massage chairs, 18 televisions, a 30-minute express circuit, two HydroMassage beds, three stand up tanning beds and other features.

Like us on Facebook and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Two from Delta killed in two-vehicle crash near Golden

RCMP are investigating the cause of the crash

White Rock pride flag raising ceremony to be held Friday

Pride Society to host sold-out event the following day

Semiahmoo Rock alum to represent Canada at World Junior Lacrosse Championship

Jacob Dunbar plays for Port Coquitlam Saints of BCJALL

Surrey celebrates multiculturalism with annual Fusion Festival

The two-day festival returns to Holland Park

RCMP investigate two shootings in Surrey

Incidents happened in Whalley, Newton

Rich the Vegan scoots across Canada for the animals

Rich Adams is riding his push scooter across Canada to bring awareness to the dog meat trade in Asia

B.C. VIEWS: NDP pushes ahead with Crown forest redistribution

This isn’t the time for a radical Indigenous rights agenda

Ottawa fights planned class action against RCMP for bullying, intimidation

The current case is more general, applying to employees, including men, who worked for the RCMP

Alberta judge denies B.C.’s bid to block ‘Turn Off the Taps’ bill

He said the proper venue for the disagreement is Federal Court

Canadian high school science courses behind on climate change, says UBC study

Researchers found performance on key areas varies by province and territory

UPDATE: One dead after house fire in rural Maple Ridge

Dewdney Trunk Road closed, traffic being re-routed

Six inducted into BC Hockey Hall of Fame

The 26th ceremony in Penticton welcomed powerful figures both from on and off the ice

Highway 1 closed near Revelstoke

No estimated time for opening

Most Read