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Planet Fitness Workout Plan (Machines Optional)

All memberships may vary by club and are subject to additional taxes.

As of 7/29/22 in Columbia, Mo, Planet Fitness offers the three low-cost membership options listed above. There are two locations to choose from, Nifong and Broadway.

The classic membership is likely the one you’ve heard the most about.

A classic membership includes:

  • Unlimited Access to Home Club
  • PF App Workouts
  • Free Fitness Training (trainers will show you around the gym)
  • Free WiFi (at participating clubs)

For around $10 a month, WiFi alone might make this worth it.

Paid in full has the same benefits as a classic membership minus an annual fee, paid upfront.

The Black Card Membership includes the above plus:

  • Use of Any Planet Fitness Worldwide
  • Bring a Guest Anytime
  • Use of Tanning (State and local restrictions on frequency apply)
  • Use of HydroMassage (where available)
  • Use of Massage Chairs
  • Use of Total Body Enhancement (whatever that is)
  • 50% Off Select Drinks (?)
  • Worldwide Travel Deals
  • 20% off at Reebok.com

This is worth it if you want to bring a guest with you each month. I’m not someone who uses many of the perks included in higher-priced packages. I came to lift and shower, bro.

Does Any Planet Fitness Have Free Weights?

Yes and no, Planet Fitness has some free weights. I spoke with a PF employee at the Columbia, Missouri Broadway avenue location in May of 2021. She informed me that her gym had fixed barbells of up to 60 pounds and dumbbells of up to 75 pounds each. There aren’t loadable bars that gym-goers may consider “free weights”.

I visited Planet Fitness in Kansas City in December 2019 and it was pretty similar to the one I checked out in Columbia.

At the KC planet fitness, they had the following:

  • Medicine balls
  • Dumbbells (1-50 lbs)
  • Yoga Balls
  • Adjustable height benches
  • Various resistance bands

Technically a “free weight” is just about anything that you can pick up and move in any direction you please. Dumbbells count as free weights.

All the machines listed in the next section were included as well.

What Machines Do They Have at Planet Fitness?

Planet Fitness has various branded machines from Life Fitness to Hammer Strength.

From what I’ve seen and been sent pictures of, machines may be labeled by muscle or movement.

Your location may include the following:

  • Abdominal crunch
  • Ab coaster?
  • Assisted dip/pull-up machine
  • Back extension
  • Cable columns (For seated rows, pull-downs, etc.)
  • Chest fly
  • Curls
  • Hip abduction
  • Leg extension
  • Leg press
  • Pulldown
  • Rear delt fly
  • Seated leg curl
  • Seated leg press
  • Shoulder press
  • Smith machine
  • Treadmills
  • Tricep extensions
  • Ellipticals
  • Fitness bikes

I’m sure that there are more machines than this. There are a couple that I honestly had no idea existed before visiting. Likely, your local PF varies slightly from this list.

Does Planet Fitness Have Squat Racks?

No, Planet fitness does not have squat racks in the traditional sense.

The closest thing you will find to a rack will be a smith machine. If you can get a fixed barbell overhead and into position, you could use that to perform a back squat. You’ll be limited by the amount of weight that your arms can get into position.

To squat you could perform the following:

  • Bodyweight Squats
  • Goblet Squats
  • Zercher Squats – eliminates the overhead problem.
  • Front Squats
  • Pause Squats

You may also work your quads by performing a leg press, leg extension, or any lunge variation.

Can I Deadlift at Planet Fitness?

No, you can’t perform the standard barbell deadlift at Planet fitness. PF offers fixed barbells and a smith machine. You could perform smith machine deadlifts and Romanian deadlifts with free weights.

Try some of these single leg progressions that require less weight.

Smith machine deadlifts aren’t the same as a conventional or traditional deadlifts. For one, the angle that the bar travels is fixed.

If you’re looking to build strong legs, that’s not a huge issue. If you’re looking to get better at the deadlift, there will be limits to the amount of improvement you’ll see without deadlifting.

If you want to work your hamstrings, try these exercises:

  • Leg curls
  • Staggered stance Romanian deadlifts
  • Good mornings
  • Seated leg curls

You don’t have to perform deadlifts from the floor. Be sure to perform hip hinges with a neutral spine within the range you can control.

Does Planet Fitness Have Free Weight Bench?

Yes, Planet Fitness has free weight benches. PF has both flat and adjustable height benches. What planet fitness lacks is the traditional bench with a free barbell and weight storage.

Not to worry, you can perform the following upper body pressing exercises:

  • Dumbbell bench presses
  • Negative bodyweight push-ups
  • Dips
  • Dumbbell shoulder presses
  • Smith machine bench press variations

There are other differences between planet fitness and other gyms well beyond the scope of this article.

Now that you have an idea of the equipment you might be ready to get started.

Does Planet Fitness Give You a Workout Plan? No, they’ll give you a tour. You’ll have to come up with your own but – I’ve got you covered.

Let’s talk about working out at planet fitness.

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