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Planet Fitness to Offer Teens 15-18 Free Summer Workouts

The company wants to give teens the chance to stay active when school is out, the gym's CEO said

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    This Nov. 7, 2016, file photo shows a newly opened mini Planet Fitness within the Boys & Girls Club of Pasadena in Pasadena, California.

    Planet Fitness is offering teens age 15 to 18 to work out free at any of its locations as part of a nationwide Teen Summer Challenge.

    The New Hampshire-based company is building on last summer's pilot program in the state. It said Friday more than 2,500 teens had logged nearly 12,000 gym visits at New Hampshire's 18 Planet Fitness locations.

    This year's program runs May 15-Sept. 1. Planet Fitness is also offering 51 scholarships across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., in a sweepstakes that can be used for academic or fitness activities. All teens who participate in the summer challenge are entered into the sweepstakes, with the awards handed out at the end of summer.

    Chief Executive Officer Chris Rondeau said the company wants to give teens the chance to stay active when school is out.