HAMPTON, NH — A New Hampshire fitness company is inviting teens in Granite State and nationwide to work out for free during the summer months.
Planet Fitness has relaunched its High School Summer Pass for students ages 14-19, who will be allowed to train for free between May 16 and August 31. The program was originally launched in 2019 as the Teen Summer Challenge – an effort to get young people to exercise more, which saw around 900,000 teens sign up to take part.
The society also offers a $5,000 scholarship and a $500 scholarship for each state at the end of the summer. The scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs.
“As a leader in fitness, we believe we have a responsibility to provide a welcoming, safe, and non-judgmental environment for high school students to enhance their physical and mental well-being, especially given the challenges they face. faced and continue to face in the aftermath of the pandemic,” said Chris Rondeau, CEO of Planet Fitness. “Fitness is also about feeling good, and we hope the High School Summer Pass empowers teens to create lifelong training habits to help them succeed in all aspects of their lives.”
Rondeau said a recent study by the company found that 92% of high school students agreed that when they were regularly physically active, they felt much better mentally.
Planet Fitness has locations in the following Patch communities: Concord, Londonderry, Manchester, Merrimack, Nashua, Portsmouth and Salem. Other New Hampshire locations include Belmont, Derry, Goffstown, Lee, Plaistow, Rochester, and Stratham.
Students aged 18 or 19 can register on their own on this link. Students 14-17 must register with a parent at their local location or online.