It’s hard to believe it but summer vacation is just about here for kids in Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and Illinois.  If you've got teenagers, finding inexpensive things to do to help them stay busy and active that doesn't involve video games is a challenge.  Especially in Rochester.  A little bit of good news popped up in my inbox the other day and one business wants your teens to hang out with them, for free, all summer long.  Oh, and a teenager from each state is winning a $500 scholarship too!

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Planet Fitness in Rochester, Minnesota Offering Free Memberships to Teens All Summer

My kids are at the age where they are hanging out most days at home during the summer or at work while I am also at work.  I know that they would love to sleep in and play video games or watch YouTube all day if possible but I really would like them to move more.  Like, a lot more.  I've actually been stressing about this predicament the last few days as summer is getting closer.

It is almost like Planet Fitness could feel my parenting dilemma.  In my inbox was the news that Planet Fitness was offering free memberships for teenagers who are 14 to 19 years old for their High School Summer Pass program.

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Back in 2019, Planet Fitness launched this program and saw more than 900,000 teenagers sign up.  Because they can track how many times you workout, they saw more than 5.5 million workouts happen in the summer by the teenagers that signed up.

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How to sign your teenager up for the free memberships at Planet Fitness in Minnesota, Iowa, Illinois, and Wisconsin

The process is really simple to get your teenager signed up for the free memberships at Planet Fitness.  Here's how it works and the link to sign up:

  • The free membership is for teenagers who are 14 to 19 years old
  • The free membership is for any Planet Fitness location in the United States.  However, the location the teen signs up at is the only location they can use during the free summer program
  • If a child is under 18, a waiver needs to be signed by the parent or guardian.  The parent or guardian does not need to be at the club for the workouts though.
  • Get signed up and learn more at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass

See the full press release from Planet Fitness at their website here.

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What gym do you think is the best in Rochester?

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

I've been a member at a lot of the gyms in Rochester.  In fact, I've even worked at quite a few of those and may have even taught you a class or two back in the day.  I'm still certified in quite a few exercise and health-related types of classes but I've moved away from talking into a microphone in a workout room to a radio studio.  It's a lot less sweaty where I am at now.  I really think that Rochester is missing out on 2 huge opportunities.

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  • We need more places that support families.  If you didn't hear, the YMCA closed the doors on their building at the end of January and now you can go to the RAC, but a huge majority of people in our community can't afford that gym, including my own family.  It is way out of our price range for a family.  We can do better as a community and we need a place for everyone to go, something that everyone can afford, and if they can't...find a way.  We need places for families to go to work out together, especially in the winter.  We also need an affordable place that offers childcare.  We have some but once again, affordability is an issue.

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