BOARDMAN, Ohio — Planet Health’ transfer to the Southern Park Mall lastly got here to fruition after being delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The official determination to maneuver the Mahoning Valley health heart from its unique location within the Boardman Plaza got here in the midst of 2019, mentioned Jonathan Habuda, director of operations for franchisee TG3 Enterprises Inc., on the health club’s grand opening Wednesday.
Planet Health, which opened April 1, has 27,857 sq. toes providing greater than 120 items of train gear and different implements positioned close to JCPenney and Buffalo Wild Wings. Discovering the appropriate spot for the enterprise and members was vital, he mentioned. Parking has been vastly expanded from the Boardman Plaza web site, which was established in 2010. The transfer from the Boardman Plaza web site, a little bit over a mile east on U.S. Route 224, concerned closing the outdated location for 2½ days to relocate gear, Habuda mentioned. Greater than 75% of the gear within the Southern Park mall location is new.
The previous mall entrance which led to Chick-Fil-A and JCPenney and different parcels inside the big constructing made method for Planet Health, together with including some extra house, mentioned Southern Park Mall normal supervisor Brian Gabbert.
“We took about seven areas and added them collectively,” he mentioned.
There are 49 treadmills, seven upright bicycles and 80 different items of kit occupying the 24-hour health club, he mentioned. All of the cardio gear is new and there’s some new energy gear. There are new tanning beds, therapeutic massage chairs and hydro loungers within the Black Card Member areas.
Southern Park Mall leases the house to Planet Health, a transfer that wanted to be made — an settlement from the TG3 Enterprises crew, Habuda mentioned. It employs 14.
“What we’ve finished to Planet Health in the case of the builds and what the gyms appear to be, not to mention what the gear and the black card spas are like are completely evening and day,” Habuda mentioned . “We’ve had such a long-lasting membership base right here. We wished to provide them what we’re giving a whole lot of different cities equivalent to Cranberry [Pa.], Austintown and Avon, who’ve stunning golf equipment.”
Southern Park Mall began engaged on this house within the fall of 2020 earlier than turning over possession to Planet Health on Jan. 1, Gabbert mentioned. The brand new health club is simply one of many many modifications coming to the mall by 2022. On the mall’s different aspect, on the the positioning of the previous Sear’s constructing, mall proprietor Washington Prime Group is creating DeBartolo Commons, that includes an indoor golf heart and restaurant, a brewhouse, greenspace with an amphitheater and athletic fields. Different inside enhancements are deliberate as properly and Planet Health opening is significant for the upcoming growth, Gabbert mentioned.
“One of many issues we’re making an attempt to do is increase our footprint into the group,” he mentioned. “We would like this to be a group heart – a spot the place you are able to do every kind of issues, not simply store.
“This offers us the chance to associate with an ideal group like Planet Health and usher in a brand new use to the middle,” Gabbert continued
Pictured: Planet Health on the Southern Park Mall had its grand opening on April 14. Pictured from left to proper are Ryan Mikolaj, Johnny Zucco, Kaitlyn Rohrman, Melanie Black, Terry Pitts, Melissa Burke, Samarra Patterson, Marissa St. George and Devoun Fletcher.
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