Planet Fitness: Good Riddance Day Photos in Times Square

Amidst the towering skyscrapers of Times Square, a gigantic purple foam hand with "2020" on it. Pulling back on a yellow bat, preparing to swing. A cheerful Mickey Mouse graphic is visible on a nearby screen, along with a bright "21" display.

As the year draws to a close, many people look forward to ringing in the new year with hopes, dreams, and resolutions. Times Square, the heart of New York City, takes this tradition a step further with its annual Good Riddance Day – a public event where participants bid adieu to their unpleasant memories and say hello to new beginnings. This year, Planet Fitness added a splash of color and fun to this iconic event with its unique branding and activities.

Set against the vibrant backdrop of Times Square, with its flashing billboards and bustling crowd, the event was a spectacle to behold. Attendees and onlookers were treated to an array of visual treats, from the classic Mickey Mouse cartoon on one of the billboards to the iconic numbers indicating the upcoming year. The juxtaposition of the fun, fitness-themed event against this urban landscape reminded everyone of the balance we all strive for – between work, play, health, and relaxation.

In the heart of Times Square, he takes a forceful swing at a huge purple foam hand with "2020" printed on it. The foam hand explodes in a burst of confetti, creating a dynamic and celebratory scene against the backdrop of various billboards and displays.

With a baseball bat in hand, actor and host Jonathan Bennett took swings at the giant foam hand, showering Times Square with a burst of colorful confetti. It was a cathartic experience for many, as they let go of the baggage from the previous year and prepared to embrace the next with renewed enthusiasm.

A bustling Times Square backdrop with digital displays. In the foreground, a massive purple foam hand with "2020" printed on it is held by a masked individual on a stage with banners reading "GOOD Riddance Day." Surrounding electronic billboards display various advertisements, including one that reads "Season's Greetings from Times Square."

The concept of Good Riddance Day is simple yet profoundly meaningful. It’s an opportunity for everyone to bid farewell to the year’s negative vibes, regrets, and misfortunes by physically destroying reminders of their unpleasant memories. In the process, participants not only make space for new, positive experiences but also find a collective sense of release and rejuvenation.

In conclusion, the Good Riddance Day in Times Square, sponsored by Planet Fitness, was not just an event, but a testament to human resilience and the ever-present desire for renewal. As we look forward to more hopeful times, it’s essential to remember days like these, where communities come together in shared experiences, finding joy, release, and anticipation for a brighter future.