Planet Fitness announces the return of its High School Summer Pass program.
Through the program, high schoolers ages 14 to 19 can work out for free at any of its more than 2,400 Planet Fitness locations throughout the U.S. and Canada from May 15 through August 31.
In its third year, High School Summer Pass continues to offer high schoolers a way to stay active during the summer months in a fun, safe, and “Judgement Free” environment.
In 2021, The Youth Risk Behavior Survey commissioned by the CDC found that 29% of high school students experienced poor mental health, a steady biannual increase since the survey was first fielded in 2011. Launching during Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S., High School Summer Pass allows teens the opportunity to prioritize their mental and physical wellness goals during a critical time when school is out, and important academic and extracurricular programs are in recess.
Last year, Planet Fitness’ High School Summer Pass program motivated 3.5 million high school-aged students to prioritize their health who completed 17 million workouts at Planet Fitness over a three-and-a-half-month period.
“At Planet Fitness, it’s our continued mission as the leader in fitness to provide high school students free access to our more than 2,400 locations in the U.S. and Canada to start and stick with a health and fitness journey,” said Chris Rondeau, the CEO of Planet Fitness. “Research shows that teens are struggling with overall wellness, and this is one of the many reasons why the High School Summer Pass program is so important. Having joined the gym for the first time when I was 16, I know firsthand the benefits exercise has had on my life, so we look forward to helping teens create lifelong habits in the Judgement Free Zone this summer.”
To further motivate teens to prioritize fitness, all participants who sign up are encouraged to enter the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Contest. Planet Fitness will award 10 lucky teens in the U.S. and Canada with $10,000 individual academic scholarships — $100,000 total — via a TikTok video submission contest. To enter, teens are asked to post a TikTok video tagging @planetfitness using the hashtags #contest and #HSSP23US or @planetfitnessca and #HSSP23CAN that describes their High School Summer Pass experience. The contest submission period runs through August 31.
Additionally, the top 10 schools on the leaderboard — on-going track of the number of sign-ups from each school — across U.S. and Canada in each tier will each receive $10,000. These scholarships can be used to fund athletic equipment, field renovations, physical fitness classes and health and wellness initiatives.
All participants will have access to free fitness training from in-club certified trainers, free workouts designed specifically for high schoolers in the free Planet Fitness App as well as workout plans available at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass.