According to signage on the outside of the building, the new Planet Fitness location at Capitol Plaza in Augusta is scheduled to open today.  A quick call to the business has confirmed that the new location will be opening at 10 AM on Monday, March 28th.

Back in September, we got the great news that Augusta's Planet Fitness gym was going to be moving to a much larger location.

According to Maine Biz, the business was going to be moving from their Civic Center Drive location to a much larger location in the Capitol Shopping Plaza (AKA the Shaw's Plaza) on Western Avenue in Augusta.

The size of the current location is 9,000 square feet.  The new location?  A whopping 22,730 square feet!  That's well over double the size of the current location.

According to the franchisee, Mike Cleary, the massive space will be created by combining three spaces at the plaza that have been vacant for several years.

Features of the new location will include a mezzanine that overlooks the main floor and well over 100 pieces of cardio equipment.

Based in New Hampshire, the fitness center franchise has over 2,100 locations across the country.

It is expected that the new location will attract between 400 and 500 members per day.  The new location could employ as many as twenty people.

One of the great things about Planet Fitness is that memberships have no obligation and are very affordable.  You can get a membership for only $10 per month!  Get all the details about hours and information about membership options HERE.

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