CHICAGO (WGN) — High school students ages 14 to 19 can train for free at any Planet Fitness club this summer.
The company says the program, which runs from May 16 to August 31, is part of their High School Summer Pass initiative and aims to improve the mental and physical health of teens.
The program was officially known as the Teen Summer Challenge, which launched in 2019 and saw over 900,000 teens sign up and complete over 5.5 million workouts over a three-and-a-half-month period. depending on the company.
High school students can visit the website to pre-register and receive a reminder to officially register when the program begins May 16.
Teens under 18 must register with a parent or guardian online or in the club.
According to the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, less than 15% of teens met the 60-minute daily physical activity recommendation during the pandemic.
All entrants who register are automatically entered into the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes.
The society will award a $500 scholarship in each state and the District of Columbia, and a grand scholarship prize of $5,000 at the end of the summer. The scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs.
The company has also implemented COVID-19 protocols:
- Contactless check-in via the free Planet Fitness app – available to all High School Summer Pass participants
- A Crowd Meter on the Planet Fitness app that allows members to check club capacity in real time
- Increased disinfection to continuously clean and disinfect high-touch areas, with cleaning stations available to members
- Mask policies in line with local guidelines