The Teen Summer Challenge is designed to help teens improve mental health, confidence, and happiness through working out at any of Planet Fitness’s 1,700 locations.
Research shows that 72% of teens surveyed believe that exercise positively affects their mental health. This makes working out crucial for today’s overworked teens. Among surveyed teens who see improvements based on exercise (91%), two in five (40%) have reported that exercise helps them to find more focus, with 23 percent reporting that exercise directly makes them better students.
Planet Fitness also hopes to use this initiative to get kids off their phones and provide them with structured avenues of exercise, considering almost 2 in 5 kids surveyed said they don’t have enough guidance on how to exercise or where to start. Between open gym access and classes, the Teen Summer Challenge offers a variety of ways for teens to learn how to use the gym in the way that best suits them. Planet Fitness prides itself on not fostering “gymtimidation”–ensuring that everyone, including teens, feels comfortable working out, no matter their level or experience.