(WTAJ) — Teens rejoice, if you are looking to get in shape this summer and do it for free just head down to any Planet Fitness’ club.

That’s right, the company announced the return of their High School Summer Pass Initiative program, which allows teens ages 14-19 the chance to work out for free at any Planet Fitness between May 16 and Aug. 31. The goal is to help improve teens’ mental and physical health.

Planet Fitness Regional Manager Nicholas Picca said how corporate is excited to relaunch the program.

“Planet fitness corporate is now resurfacing this program, we’re eager for it to be a significant success like it was in 2019 with our high schoolers coming into our clubs so we’re looking forward to them coming back and restarting this program again.”

High schoolers can visit Planet Fitness’s website to pre-register and receive reminders leading up to May 16. Those under 18 will need to register with a parent or guardian either online or at a club.

Picca also said that the program gives the kids the chance to learn fitness education and to keep active during the months of Summer.

“Offering a program to work with our trainer, go through a program learn at least fitness education while they’re at our locations, just to keep the kids active, obviously out of trouble in the summer time coming to our locations, and have some education on working out.”

In our Central Pennsylvania region, there are currently four Planet Fitness Clubs that students can visit with the hours and locations listed below.

LocationHours
Altoona – 3240 Pleasant Valley Bouvard24/7
DuBois – 5820 Shaffer Road, Suite 203Monday – Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 12 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday- Sunday: 6 a.m. – 7p.m.
Johnstown – 600 Galleria Drive, Suite 100Monday – Friday: 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.
State College– 2901 East College AvenueMonday – Thursday: 24 hours
Friday: 12 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday: 6 a.m. – 9p.m.

“I think the biggest benefit would be to give back to the community who continue to serve us through the recovery period and we are really excited to reintroduce the summer pass to provide that outlet for them to have a place to come out when a lot of school activities have been cancelled and just work on their health and wellness,” the general manager for the Altoona Planet Fitness Kristina Montgomery said.

Montgomery explained that the kids have the chance to create a positive and healthy lifestyle to their homes.

“I believe if parents know their kids are coming to a safe positive health focused environment that they’ll be bribing that energy back home and it will create an opportunity for people to come out of the pandemic and get back to being active.”

Additionally, those teens who sign up will automatically be registered to win the Planet Fitness Summer Pass Sweepstakes. Planet Fitness will award 51 $500 scholarships, one for each state and the District of Columbia, as well as a $5,000 grand prize scholarship at the end of the summer. The scholarships can be

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The program started back in 2019, formerly known as the Teen Summer Challenge, and brought in over 900,000 teens that completed over a million workouts. According to a national study, Planet Fitness found 93% of teens in America want to stay healthy over summer, but they lack motivation or access to do so.