With summer just around the corner, parents are scrambling to figure out what to do with their kids for three long months! Even if you're a stay-at-home parent and don't necessarily need childcare over the summer, we want to keep our kids active and engaged and entertained over the summer. But camps are expensive, and if you have more than one child, it can be downright impossible to afford to send them. And if you have teens, it's likely they've aged out of the summer camp experience! It's not like most teens would enjoy a Lego day camp, or want to spend their summer watching after little kids as a counselor. So if you're looking for something to keep your teen active and busy this summer, we have just the thing for you.
Planet Fitness is opening its door to teens between the ages of 15-18 starting May 15. They can head into any location and work out for free!
As part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative, Planet Fitness is inviting teens to come to any of their 1,700 locations across the country and work out for free. They're even offering free teen fitness classes with certified fitness trainers Monday-Friday.
Additionally, any teen who signs up beginning May 15 will automatically be entered into the Planet Fitness Scholarship Sweepstakes. At the end of the summer, 51 teens will be randomly selected to receive $500 scholarships, and one lucky teen will win the $5,000 grand prize! So they get to stay busy, stay fit, and could win a little money for college. That sounds like a win-win-win to us!
According to the US Department of Health and Human Services, kids between the ages of 6-17 should be getting a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity every single day. It's somewhat easy to meet that goal during the school year, when kids have P.E. and activities like sports and dance. But during the summer, it's easy to get a little too lax.
Thanks to Planet Fitness, we can make sure our teens are staying active and healthy. To sign up, just head into any Planet Fitness location starting May 15. Teens need to be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign-up.