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NEW VENTURES: Foot Solutions franchisee opens second Lehigh Valley location

Stephanie and John Garrity, owners of Foot Solutions in Palmer Township since 2007, have expanded their business with a new store in South Whitehall Township.

Foot Solutions of Palmer Township is growing. After nine years in business, John and Stephanie Garrity are expanding their business into a second franchise store in Allentown.

Foot Solutions of Palmer Township is growing. After nine years in business, John and Stephanie Garrity are expanding their business into a second franchise store in Allentown.

Foot Solutions, founded in 2000, is an international franchise retailer with more than 130 stores throughout the nation and abroad, specializing in personalized assessments, footwear and custom-crafted arch supports.

John is a certified pedorthist and Stephanie is a certified shoe-fitter. They are trained to assess each customer’s foot, stance and gait.

Through the use of high-tech scanning equipment, they can analyze and test for pressure points to offer individualized solutions.

The new store is in the former Vogt’s Jewelers at 3025 Tilghman St., South Whitehall Township. For more information, visit www.footsolutions.com/allentown.

Planet Fitness opens in Nazareth

A Planet Fitness is heading to Nazareth. The franchise fitness centers already has two locations in Allentown as well as in Reading, Pottstown and Doylestown.

The new club is owned by Milan Dalsania, will open in mid-March and is at 859 Nazareth Pike next to the Giant Food Store. It has a ribbon-cutting ceremony planned for March 30.

The clubs bill themselves as a “judgment free zone” and offer monthly rates starting at $10.

The club is about 20,500 square feet. It offers cardio machines and strength equipment, locker rooms with day lockers and showers, numerous flat screen televisions, HydroMassage beds, massage chairs and tanning.

The club will be open and staffed 24 hours a day from Monday at 5 a.m. through Friday at 9 p.m. On Saturday and Sunday, it is open 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Stacy Wescoe
Writer and online editor Stacy Wescoe has her finger on the pulse of the business community in the Greater Lehigh Valley and keeps you up-to-date with technology and trends, plus what coworkers and competitors are talking about around the water cooler — and on social media. She can be reached at stacyw@lvb.com or 610-807-9619, ext. 4104. Follow her on Twitter and on Facebook.

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