Planet Fitness Opens in Lake Ronkonkoma

The new Planet Fitness location in Lake Ronkonkoma as pictured on Wednesday evening, Feb. 12, 2020.

LAKE RONKONKOMA, NY ( / — If you haven’t yet started on your New Year’s resolution to get in shape, now’s your opportunity. The new Planet Fitness has opened in Lake Ronkonkoma.

The fitness center opened this past Monday, Feb. 11, at 585 Portion Road. In December, a Planet Fitness spokesperson told OnSachem the company had been targeting mid-January as its opening date. After several additional weeks of preparation before welcoming new clients, the fitness chain’s latest Long Island location is now operating.

As OnSachem first reported in August, the Goodwill thrift store at that location closed permanently as of Sept. 7, 2019. Construction of the new Planet Fitness began in early October 2019. During the past several months, residents could see the former Goodwill dramatically transform into a fitness center, with a bold new facade facing Portion Road.

The location Planet Fitness occupies has changed hands through several tenants over the past few years. Goodwill opened in 2015. Prior to Goodwill, Sears Appliance & Hardware occupied the space until the company closed many locations, including the Lake Ronkonkoma store.

The strip mall the new Planet Fitness shares presently includes AutoZone, Dollar Tree and Mattress Firm.

Planet Fitness continues to advertise several jobs for the new location. The jobs posted as of Feb. 13 are:                     

  • Assistant Manager - Full Time
  • Member Services Representative - Full Time
  • Member Services Representative - Part Time
  • Member Services Representative - Part Time
  • Overnight Custodian – Full Time
  • Overnight Custodian – Part Time
  • Overnight Member Services Representative - Full Time
  • Overnight Member Services Representative – Part Time

The jobs are posted online at

The company shared the following announcement with OnSachem about the Lake Ronkonkoma location opening.


WHO: Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing global franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, and home of the Judgement Free Zone®.             

WHAT: Planet Fitness today announced the opening for its newest location in Lake Ronkonkoma. Now through February 18th, new members can join with no commitment, for $0.25 cents down and $10 a month. For a limited time, PF Black Card® membership is just $0 down and $19.99 a month (regularly $22.99 a month) with no commitment, also through February 18th.

In celebration of the club opening and in honor of National Pizza & Bagel Day on February 9th, the Lake Ronkonkoma team delivered pizza to the local Lake Ronkonkoma Fire District and Suffolk County Police Department.

The new 17,014 square-foot facility features nearly 100 pieces of state-of-the-art Matrix cardio equipment, strength machines and free weights, PF360, a 30 minute Express Circuit, and Lockers rooms equipped with and showers/changing rooms and day lockers. PF Black Card® members receive access to the PF Black Card Spa with amenities such as HydroMassage Loungers, Ergoline standup and bed tanning units equipped with Bluetooth capabilities, Beauty Angel Total body Enhancement and more. The Lake Ronkonkoma club location is expected to host a grand opening celebration in the Spring.  

WHEN: 24-hours a day starting 12:00am Monday through 10:00pm Friday

Saturday and Sunday 7:00am – 7:00pm

WHERE: Planet Fitness

585 Portion Road

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY 11779                        

MORE: Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of September 30, 2019, Planet Fitness had more than 14.1 million members and 1,899 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama, and Mexico. The Company’s mission is to enhance people’s lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

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