Gym in Minnesota offering free membership to teens

It’s hard to believe, but summer vacation is just around the corner for kids in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin and Illinois. If you have teenagers, finding inexpensive things to do to help keep them busy and active that don’t involve video games is a challenge. Especially in Rochester. A little good news popped up in my inbox the other day and a company wants your teens to hang out with them, for free, all summer long. Oh, and a teen from each state also wins a $500 scholarship!

Planet Fitness in Rochester, Minnesota is offering free memberships to teens all summer long

My children are at the age where they hang out almost every day at home during the summer or at work while I am also at work. I know they would like to sleep and play video games or watch YouTube all day if possible, but I would really like them to move more. Like, a lot more. In fact, I’ve been stressed out by this predicament for the past few days as summer draws near.

It’s almost as if Planet Fitness could sense my parenting dilemma. In my inbox was the news that Planet Fitness was offering free memberships to teens ages 14-19 for their High School Summer Pass program.

Planet Fitness

Planet Fitness

In 2019, Planet Fitness launched this program and saw over 900,000 teens sign up. Because they can track how many times you workout, they saw over 5.5 million workouts happen in the summer from teens who signed up.

Jessica Williams

Jessica Williams

How to Sign Up Your Teen for Free Planet Fitness Memberships in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

The process is very simple for your teen to sign up for Planet Fitness free memberships. Here is how it works and the link to register:

  • Free membership is for teens ages 14-19 only
  • Free membership is valid for any Planet Fitness location in the United States. However, the place where the teen registers is the only place they can use during the free summer program.
  • If a child is under 18, a waiver must be signed by the parent or guardian. However, the parent or guardian does not need to be at the club for the practices.
  • Register and learn more at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass

See Planet Fitness’ full press release on their website here.

Which gym do you think is the best in Rochester?

What gym do you like the most in Rochester? What are your favorite perks? And what do you think is missing in the city? Let me know on my Facebook page – Jessica On The Radio.

I have been a member of many gyms in Rochester. In fact, I’ve even worked at several of them and maybe even taught you a class or two during the day. I’m still certified in a number of exercise and health-related courses, but I’ve moved away from speaking into a microphone in a practice room to a radio studio. It’s much less moist where I am now. I really think Rochester is missing 2 huge opportunities.

Photo by Shaun Bell on Unsplash

Photo by Shaun Bell on Unsplash

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  • We need more places that support families. If you haven’t heard, the YMCA closed its building at the end of January and you can now go to the RAC, but a large majority of people in our community cannot afford this gym, including my own family . This is well out of our price range for a family. We can do better as a community and we need a place where everyone can go, something everyone can afford, and if they can’t… find a way. We need places where families can go and train together, especially in the winter. We also need an affordable place that offers child care. We do, but again, affordability is an issue.

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