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Planet Fitness is Giving Away $200,000 to Students and High Schools

Giving Away $200,000 to Students and High Schools


This summer was iconic. Millions of teens supercharged their summer by working out for free with Planet Fitness through the High School Summer Pass™ program. More than 3 million teens ages 14-to-19 entered the Judgement Free Zone® this summer and completed over 14.5 million workouts from May 15 – August 31.

Planet Fitness’ continued mission as the leader in the industry is to provide access to fitness for all, including high school students. This summer, teens had free access to more than 2,400 Planet Fitness locations in the U.S. and Canada – giving them the ability to start and stick to a health and fitness routine this summer and beyond.

In addition to providing access to summer gym memberships, Planet Fitness also launched a collection of digital workout routines for teens in the PF App to give their exercise plans a glow up—no matter their fitness level.

New to the High School Summer Pass™ program this year, Planet Fitness held contests1 to support and celebrate teens and their schools. Lucky winners across the U.S. and Canada have been selected as recipients of school grants and individual scholarships, totaling $200,000.

Let’s dive into more about how teens slayed this summer!

The Results Are In

A visit to the gym was the perfect way for teens to get out of the house during this summer, and the physical benefits can be seen year-round, as The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 77% of high school students don’t get enough aerobic physical activity.

But wellness goes beyond working out! Check out more highlights2 of the positive impacts that High School Summer Passhad on teens and their families:

  • Increased Mental Mojo: since signing up, 87% of teens saw their mental health improve
  • Big Fitness Energy™ Boost: 88% of teens experienced higher energy levels after signing up
  • Lifelong Benefits: 93% felt the program will help to create long-lasting health and wellness habits 
  • Less Screen Time, More “Me” Time: nearly 90% of participants said the program helped decrease time spent with their devices

Racing to the Head of the Class

Picture it: the electrifying atmosphere of (friendly) competition and the thrill of victory. This year, Planet Fitness created a leaderboard to keep track of which schools in the U.S. and Canada had the most student sign-ups for High School Summer Pass™. Schools battled the summer heat—and rival schools—in hopes of finishing in the top 10.

The schools leading the pack this summer include:

  • Brooklyn Technical High School Brooklyn, NY
  • Herbert H Lehman High School Bronx, NY
  • Hoboken High School Hoboken, NJ
  • Achievement First Amistad High School New Haven, CT
  • The Brooklyn Academy of Global Finance Brooklyn, NY
  • Cameron Heights Collegiate Kitchener, ON
  • Dr. Norman Bethune Collegiate Institute Scarborough, ON
  • Jarvis Collegiate Institute Toronto, ON
  • Ecole Secondaire Toronto-Ouest Toronto, ON
  • Ecole Secondaire E J Lajeunesse Windsor, ON

Each winning school will receive a $10,0001 grant from Planet Fitness to use towards athletic equipment, field renovations, physical fitness classes, health and/or wellness classes to supercharge the school year!

Big Energy, Big Wins

Another glow up to this year's program, is that the teen participants were encouraged to enter the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass™ Contest for a chance to win a $10,0001 scholarship to further their education. After signing up, teens submitted TikTok videos sharing their unique experiences including new exercises they’ve come to LOVE, how working out has helped with their physical and mental health, and what they’ve done with the extra confidence and energy they gained from the program. Major shout out to the winners!



  • Daniel S.
  • Neani D.
  • Ashley B.
  • Katelyn V.
  • Samantha A.


  • Nyomi L.
  • Tian L.
  • Inan S.
  • Michael G.
  • Eldrian M.

Check out some of these Big Fitness Energy™ moments from the Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass™ Contest submissions.



New Season, New Reason

The end of summer means colder weather and the excitement—and challenges—of a new school year. The great news is teens can keep up their post-workout glow by extending their gym membership to be all year round!

Becoming a member is easy! Find a Planet Fitness near you or get started on the PF App to join today.

1NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of the 50 US/D.C. and Canadian provinces of ON, AB, MB, SK, NB, NL & BC, 14-19 years of age (with parent approval if a minor).  $100,000USD available in the U.S. and $100,000CAD available in Canada. Void where prohibited. Begins 12:00 a.m. ET on 5/15/23; ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/31/23. Grand Prizes (5 for US Students): a $10,000 USD scholarship. Grand Prizes (5 for CAN Students): a $10,000 CAD scholarship. School Prizes (5; 1 per US school tier): $10,000 for athletic equipment, field renovations, physical fitness classes, health and wellness classes. School Prizes (5; 1 per CAN school tier): $10,000 CAD for athletics and fitness. Winning schools selected based on number of HSSP members from the school and applicable school tier. All prizes awarded as a check to schools/winners (or parent/legal guardian if winner is a minor). For Official Rules, eligibility, entry and school tier details, visit Sponsor: Planet Fitness Holdings, LLC. 


2Based on a survey of teen High School Summer Pass™ participants and their parents; conducted by Planet Fitness from July 6–31, 2023.