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Keep your kids healthy over the summer!

Have a Planet Fitness nearby? Rumor has it that from May 15th through September 1st, teens ages 15-18 years old can work out all summer at over 1,700 Planet Fitness locations nationwide – completely free! 😱 So, if you’re looking for a way to keep your teens active this summer, take advantage of this promotion!

Teens will also have the ability to take completely free fitness classes offered at least once a day Monday through Friday. While Planet Fitness has not released any official news on their Teen Summer Challenge promotion yet (they’re expected to release more information next month), you can find details in this Planet Fitness PDF document.

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And, teens will also be able to enter the Planet Fitness Teen Summer Challenge Scholarship Sweepstakes, where 51 lucky teens will be randomly selected to win a $5,000 scholarship to help them plan for college!

To enter the sweepstakes, you’ll need to visit a Planet Fitness location starting May 15th (note that if your teen is under 18, a parent will need to sign a waiver for them).


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  1. DN

    Not really, they still have to come in with an adult that pays. That’s possible year round. The only thing new is the scholarship money.

    • Meredith

      I promise I’m not being rude, but did you read the document? It clearly states that once the waiver is signed, the teen can come alone.

      • DN

        My mistake, sorry

  2. Amy

    So the teens have to have a parent that’s a member?

    • Susan S.

      No the PDF that they posted states a parent/guardian must sign. Doesn’t say a member….
      This is a great deal to get & keep teens active!

  3. Aunt Jenny

    That’s not true according to the PDF H2Save posted. Once a teen signs up at Planet Fitness and a waiver is signed the teen can workout alone/without an adult present.

  4. Chris

    I wonder if the age varies by location. They said my 13 year old could join. I wonder if our location will be 13 and up. I hope so.

    • Kay O

      When I used to work for planet fitness you could be a member at 13 and up but had to have a parent or legal guardian present until they were 16. I see for this they allow 15 to be unsupervised. My info may now be out of date but we used to be really strict and ask for a copy of their birth certificate at sign up to prove the adult they came with was actually their parent and prove of their actual birth date as there can be all kinds of legal issues if a minor injures themselves. But, like I said, I haven’t worked there in a while. Maybe they’ve changed. I hope for you that they allow 13 now

      • Chris

        The rules must have changed. We called them last week and was told it’s 13 and up. The first visit I have to go with her and complete the forms along with having a copy of her birth certificate. Afterwards, she is able to go without me. At this age I wouldn’t let her go without me. Plus I have my own fitness goals and want to go too. But it would be great to save the $10 plus tax for a few months.

        • Kay O

          Oh awesome! I’m glad the rules changed so it’s better for you now.

    • Milagros

      What location is the one that lets 13 year old workout

  5. Poore Lesli

    Did you know that Jazzercise is free to 16-21 year olds ALL the time. Year round.

    • Lora

      Thanks Poore Leslie for posting this. I was unaware of this. There are so many activities for kids, but the age group of 13-18 is forgotten about because everyone assumes the kids will play middle school/high school sports. I’ve been trying to find group activities like this for my teen. They are hard to come across.

  6. Dogi33

    I’m sorry…I don’t have any children and maybe that’s why I feel the way I do. But when I go to work out that is my main focus. I don’t think teenagers should be allowed in adult areas where we can see or hear them. I hardly call a place that has “Pizza. Night” a Gym, but children running around?…I think I’m going to find a REAL Gym. I do hope you all enjoy though. It’s just not what I have experienced in the Gyms I’ve been a member of. GOD BLESS

    • Ash

      You can exercise AND eat pizza. Moderation.

    • DebY

      Everyone’s journey is different.
      This environment works for some.
      Why discourage anyone whom is trying to do something positive?
      Not everyone works out for vanity….

    • Chris

      Maybe a home gym would be a better option for you?

    • Theresa

      I go to planet fitness and it’s not a pizza party. It’s truly a no judgement zone.

      There is still rules of conduct.

      I would just stay home instead of going around stealing peoples joy.

  7. Coupon Katie

    I am a mom of a teen boy and I dislike this idea. I am a member and it’s my only place I have to myself without teenagers. Ugh. Also, that’s a really huge liability that PF is taking on, allowing teenagers to use the gym without parents/guardians present. I’ve worked in several gyms and I’ve seen this go horribly wrong, even with policies in place.

    • Chris

      Actually, parents have to sign a waiver. Why would a parent sign their child up for a gym membership if they are not responsible enough to be there? These parents need to take ownership of having a dumb arse kid. Stop blaming a company trying to help the youth and school your child.

  8. Brenda

    I say good for PF!!! Where would I rather have my kid??? Driving around, getting into trouble or trying to be healthy at a gym. Working out at all ages helps with self confidence, accomplishments, possibly friendships, sets up a wonderful stepping stone for them to stay healthy and can keep them out of potential trouble. It also may possibly persuade them to stay away from all the dangers that are out there. I don’t go to PF, I’m an Orangetheory gal, but I’d rather focus on all the positive they’re trying to bring out. W2G PF

  9. Amy

    I have been going to PF for two years now and have experienced great results. The fact that PF is offering teens a safe place to go in the summer to stay physically fit is admirable. We adults should be setting good examples for them in the gym not discouraging. Furthermore with the obesity epidemic how could this be looked at as negative. I’m disgusted at some of these comments.

  10. Coupon Katie

    This is nothing to argue about.. but being a 30 year old women there are still things I am learning about the equiptment and gym etiquette everyday. That is why kids should be supervised by an adult. Will they be hiring extra staff to be sure the kids are being safe and respectful. A parents signature isnt going to stop bad gym practices in the moments before injury…

  11. Corina

    I have been a member for a year now here in Nashville area. I have the Black Card membership and I can bring a guess with me every time. The youngest age for a guest/member is 13, though a parent/guardian has to be with them. Though to my understanding is that this program is to allow teens(15-17) to participate without a parent once a waiver is signed. Yes, they offer pizza on the first Monday evening of the month or bagels on the second Tuesday morning of the month. It is not a party, but it gives participates to interact that have a shared goal, to keep healthy habits and maintain a healthy lifestyle. Definitely a non judgement zone. I fine it funny that one morning as I worked out, two men with ‘dad bods’ were walking past and one was eating an ice cream cone!

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