Planet Fitness invites 15- to 18-years-olds to work out for free at any of its locations across Canada as part of the Teen Summer Challenge initiative.
The gym franchise system will also offer free fitness classes Monday through Friday with certified trainers. All who sign-up are automatically entered into Planet Fitness’s Scholarship Sweepstakes. By the end of summer, a winner will be randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship toward academics or athletics. There will also be a grand prize worth $5000.
This builds on a successful local program which began last summer in Planet Fitness’s home state of New Hampshire U.S.
“Teens are under pressure to succeed academically and socially, battle a growing list of responsibilities inside and outside of the classroom, and become well-rounded members of their community,” said the company’s CEO Chris Rondea. “By offering a safe space to exercise for free and spend time with their friends all summer long, we want to help build a healthier and happier community across Canada.”
Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign-up. This promotion will be available from May 15 through September 1.