NEWS BRIEF: Planet Fitness giving high schoolers free access during summer

School’s out — fitness is in

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Planet Fitness in Atlanta

High schoolers around Atlanta get to stay in shape over the summer with free access to more than a dozen Planet Fitness locations in the area. A press release says students ages 14-19 can work out at no cost from May 16 until August 31 just by signing up at their local spot. Teens under 18 must register with a parent or guardian online or in-person.

The nationwide High School Summer Pass program initiated by the company lets participants “improve their physical and mental wellness,” said CEO Chris Rondeau in a press release. “Our study found that nearly all (92 percent) high school students agreed that when they are regularly physically active, they feel much better mentally.”