Capital Region Planet Fitness staff designed and built a special fitness center inside the Boys and Girls Club of Albany.

Thursday afternoon, kids were led through fitness routines by the staff that helped develop the space. The team painted the walls and laid new flooring at the location on Delaware Avenue.

The company donated equipment, too.

“We are very excited for the opportunity to further our partnership with Planet Fitness,” said Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Justin Reuter. “It is extremely important for children to learn about the importance of exercise at an early age.  With the help of Planet Fitness, our youth, teens and staff will now have a dedicated space to exercise, create lifelong healthy habits and build great futures."

The project was paid for, in part, thanks to a donation from ECP-PF Holdings Group Inc., the country’s largest Planet Fitness franchisee.