Planet Fitness will open a health club at Wilmington’s riverfront Shipyard Center in December.


Planet Fitness will open a health club at Wilmington’s riverfront Shipyard Center in December.

The New Hampshire-based health club has 281 locations nationwide, including a Newark club that opened earlier this year. The 18,500-square-foot fitness center will open in the former site of L.L. Bean.

The addition of a health club is part of Shipyard Center developer Pettinaro Company’s strategy to reposition the center as a multi-use project, said Rob Stenta, leasing director with Pettinaro Company. The center was originally devised as an outlet mall.