The recently announced 15,000-square-foot Planet Fitness in Shawnee is officially under construction at 600 W. Independence Street.

This location marks the 10th club overall in the central Oklahoma area for Planet Fitness franchise group United PF Partners. The Shawnee location, which will replace a former Hancock Fabrics space inside of the Kickapoo Plaza, is expected to open by the end of 2017.

“Not only are we getting the chance to fill a vacant space, we’re also bringing an incredibly affordable and pressure-free fitness option to the people of Shawnee. Our team couldn’t be happier that construction is moving along as planned, and we’re looking forward to cutting the ribbon alongside community leaders later this year,” said Trey Owen, CEO of United PF Partners, a leading Planet Fitness franchise group that currently operates 67 locations across nine states.

The 15,000-square-foot club will also feature a wide variety of equipment, including treadmills, ellipticals, arc trainers and stationary bikes—all pointed at 70-inch televisions for member entertainment while working out. Planet Fitness also offers a popular 30-minute PF Express circuit room, dedicated abs and stretching room, a full complement of user-friendly strength equipment, the new PF-360 Circuit machine and full locker rooms that include free day-use lockers, private changing rooms and tile showers.

 Planet Fitness is known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices. More details about the club, including a planned ribbon-cutting ceremony and background about Planet Fitness’ goal to further invest in the Shawnee community, will be released during its grand opening.