Planet Fitness is offering free access to teenagers ages 14 to 19 years of age from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.
More than 2,200 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States and Canada are participating.
High School Summer Pass, once known as Teen Summer Challenge, has seen more than 900,000 teens sign-up and complete more than 5.5 million workouts over a three-and-a-half-month period, according to a Planet Fitness release.
“As the leader in fitness, we believe we have a responsibility to provide a welcoming, safe, and Judgement Free environment for high school students to improve their physical and mental wellness, particularly given the challenges they have and continue to face in the wake of the pandemic,” Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness, said in a statement.
In addition, those that sign up will get access to 15 trainer-led workout videos and 10 downloadable workouts – encompassing cardio, strength, toning and sports circuits – designed for high schoolers.
Plus, all participants who sign up starting are automatically entered into The Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes. Planet Fitness will award one $500 scholarship in each state (and the District of Columbia), and one grand prize $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer.
High schoolers can visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass to pre-register. Teens under 18 must register with a parent or guardian online or in-club. Participants will only gain access to the location they sign up with.
Planet Fitness commissioned a national study on mental and physical health from both teens’ and parents’ perspectives. Accordinf to the study, 48 percent of teens admit that they struggled with mental health for the first time during the pandemic. And 51 percent explain they currently struggle with anxiety.
Meanwhile 71 percent of parents are concerned about how the past two years have impacted their teens’ mental health, while 66 percent are concerned with overall health and 60 percent woried about physical fitness.