By DeJanay Booth

(CBS DETROIT) — Planet Fitness announced Monday it is offering teens free access to its facilities this summer.

The national franchise announced “The High School Summer Pass Initiative,” allowing students ages 14 to 19 to participate.

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“As the leader in fitness, we believe we have a responsibility to provide a welcoming, safe, and judgment-free environment for high school students to improve their physical and mental wellness, particularly given the challenges they have and continue to face in the wake of the pandemic,” Chris Rondeau, CEO at Planet Fitness, said in a statement.

Those interested can visit a Plant Fitness location or go to to sign up for the program.

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The summer initiative kicks off on May 16 through Aug. 31.

Students who participate are also entered into The Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes, which a $500 scholarship will be awarded in each state and one grand prize $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer.

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