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Sunshine Tour signs new partnership deal with Planet Fitness 2

23rd August 2021

Sunshine Tour signs new partnership deal with Planet Fitness

The Sunshine Tour is delighted to announce a new partnership with leading health club brand, Planet Fitness, that will give all of its member professionals nationwide gym access for the elite physical training that modern professional golfers require.

The new partnership will see all Sunshine Tour professionals receiving a Planet Fitness Blue Club or Just Gym membership at one of their 50 world-class gyms nationwide.

“It’s a pleasure for us to welcome on board Planet Fitness as one of our newest partners. Our professionals are always looking for that extra edge in competition and being physically prepared for tournaments is a vital part of the training routine of any modern golf professional. Planet Fitness offers our members access to a world-class facility with the latest training methods available,” said Thomas Abt, Commissioner of the Sunshine Tour.

Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2021, Planet Fitness has established itself as the fastest growing South African owned health and fitness brand in the country, with clubs in Gauteng, the Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga.

“We are proud of our South African heritage and are tremendously proud of this country’s sporting professionals – we understand the commitment it takes to build stamina in a sporting career,” says Mannee de Wet, MD of Planet Fitness, who earlier this year backed South African Olympic and Paralympic teams with a four-year Tokyo to Paris commitment which elevated the brand even further as an Official Olympic Team Training Facility.

“We’re extremely excited about our new partnership with the Sunshine Tour and are looking forward to working with the professional golfers to ensure they’re able to perform at their best. Ours is a world of health and fitness and our passion lies in supporting people to reach their fitness goals, ranging from those who just want to lead a healthy lifestyle, to elite athletes such as professional golfers. Our clubs, training programmes, classes and personal trainers are constantly evolving to ensure we are ahead of the game with a reputation for having a smart tech edge and partnering with the world’s best when it comes to equipment and facilities,” said De Wet.

During the pandemic, health and safety has been the number one priority at Planet Fitness, having lobbied with the fitness industry for five months last year during lockdown to set a world-class 20-pg compliance code of protocols. Apart from health clubs and gyms now being one of the most regulated and sanitised environments in the country, all Planet Fitness clubs have a Covid-19 Compliance Officer as part of their process to ensure that gyms are safe for members and staff.

Planet Fitness will be opening 12 brand new health clubs across the country in the next 12 months to complement the 50 it already has, making it even easier to support the training goals of The Sunshine Tour’s professional golfers.