Planet Fitness is inviting high school teenagers ages 15 to 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations across the United States from May 15, 2019, through September 1, 2019. They are doing a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge Initiative.
Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available Monday through Friday via certified fitness trainers at Planet Fitness.
The nationwide launch of the Teen Summer Challenge builds on a successful local program first launched last summer in New Hampshire, Planet Fitness’ home state. Parents can sign up their teen to this program by visiting a nearby Planet Fitness. (Teens under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign-up.)
All teens who sign up beginning May 15, 2019, are automatically entered into Planet Fitness’ Scholarship Sweepstakes. By the end of Summer, 51 lucky teens across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship.
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released physical activity guidelines for Americans. It states that youth ages 6 through 17 need 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day.
In addition to opening its doors to all teens ages 15-18 all summer long, Planet Fitness also offers extremely low prices and a variety of benefits, including a hassle-free environment, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and much more.
Planet Fitness commissioned a national study done by Kelton Global. One thing the study found is that teens who work out already feel that it positively impacts their mental health (72 percent).
It also found that 41 percent of teens reported that their fitness levels decrease over the summer when school is out. Nearly 91 percent of teens reported that they want to stay healthy and active over the summer.
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