Gym chain with locations in Mississauga, Brampton, Halton, Durham and Niagara offering free passes for teens

Published May 1, 2023 at 11:35 am

High school students aged 14 to 19 will be able to work out for free at a popular fitness chain with multiple Canadian locations all summer. 

Planet Fitness, a U.S.-founded gym chain known for its casual, non-intimidating atmosphere, recently announced that its High School Summer Pass Program will be open to all Canadian and American teens from May 15 until Aug. 31. 

Planet Fitness operates facilities throughout Southern Ontario, with gyms in Mississauga, Brampton, Burlington, Bowmanville, Fort Erie, Oshawa, Pickering, St. Catharines and Welland. 

High school students can now pre-register for the program

In a news release, the company said the program allows teens to prioritize their mental and physical health when school is out and extracurricular programs and activities are finished for the academic year.

Last year, the program, now in its third year, allowed 3.5 million high school-aged students to complete 17 million workouts at Planet Fitness over three-and-a-half months.

“At Planet Fitness, it’s our continued mission as the leader in fitness to provide high school students free access to our more than 2,400 locations in the U.S. and Canada to start and stick with a health and fitness journey. Research shows that teens are struggling with overall wellness, and this is one of the many reasons why the High School Summer Pass program is so important,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness, in a statement. 

“Having joined the gym for the first time when I was 16, I know firsthand the benefits exercise has had on my life, so we look forward to helping teens create lifelong habits in the Judgement Free Zone this summer.”

Students who register will be eligible to enter a TikTok contest that could earn them a $10,000 scholarship. 

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