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Planet Fitness offers free gym membership for teens over the summer

Words by Tess Becker

To keep kids active outdoors throughout summer the fitness chain, Planet Fitness, is offering teens free gym access with a High School Summer Pass.

The program, running from May 15 to August 31 will offer teens between the ages of 14 and 19 the opportunity to work out for free. The summer pass also grants participants access to workout classes held at their facility and custom workout circuits created for the program.  

The program also offers teens the opportunity to win a scholarship through the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Contest with the opportunity of getting $10,000. 

A health boost for young people

This program comes at a time when teen mental health continues to sink amid the ongoing health crisis for people of all ages. A national study commissioned by Planet Fitness this April found that while 60% of teens haven't made their health and fitness a priority over the past 12 months, more than four in five (84%) feel there's never been a better time than now to focus on their health.

“We're excited to officially open our doors to high school students today and provide a safe and judgement free space for teens to focus on their mental and physical health this summer as part of our High School Summer Pass program,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “At Planet Fitness, we're proud of our commitment to give teens free access during the summer so they can develop long-lasting, healthy habits and experience all the benefits of fitness.”

Charity check-in

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

American Civil Liberties Union. This is one of the largest civil liberty defense organizations in the US. Find out more and support them here

Human Rights Campaign. This is one of the largest equality-focused organizations in the US. Find out more
The Trevor Project. They focus on suicide prevention and mental health support for queer youth. Support them here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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