Calling all teens! Get swole for free during the ‘Teen Summer Challenge’

Teens around the Cape Fear region can work out for free this summer as part of the Planet Fitness “Teen Summer Challenge.”

Teenagers ages 15-18 can sign-up at Planet Fitness to get their sweat on free of charge until September 1, 2019.

Teenagers ages 15-18 can sign-up at Planet Fitness to get their sweat on free of charge until September 1, 2019. (Source: WTOC | Gray TV)

Sign up is easy! Just head to one of the Planet Fitness locations to get started. Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present to sign up, but teens can use the gym on their own after enrollment. Teens must use the gym location in which they enrolled.

Planet Fitness has offered a total body workout routine (found the bottom of this story) to help everyone stay on track and will offer fitness classes specifically for teens.

“Our total body workout designed for teens is a fun and effective introduction to fitness, setting the stage for lifelong healthy habits, as it’s designed to really target all major muscle groups efficiently, effectively and with the flexibility, mobility and busy schedules of high school students in mind,” said Brian Zehetner, director of health and fitness.“The best routine is a consistent routine, and we want this plan coupled with Planet Fitness’ pressure-free environment to help youth feel excited about approachable exercise.”

In addition to free memberships, Planet Fitness will award one teen in each state a $500 scholarship. An additional teen will receive the grand prize of a $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer.

Teens will also have the chance to win exciting prizes on Planet Fitness’ Twitter and Instagram channels throughout the summer, such as club swag, movie tickets and wireless headphones.
To find the closest Planet Fitness near you, click here.

DURATION OF WORKOUT: 25 – 30 MINUTES

Warm Up
3 – 5 Minutes | High Knees, Windmill, Arm Circles, Huggers, Lunges

Workout
18 – 20 Minutes | Cardio
Mountain Climbers, Burpees, Plank Jacks, Star Jumps

Perform the first exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds as you transition to the next station. Follow pattern until you have completed all four movements.

>Rest 1 Minute<

Strength
Dumbbell Chest Press, Lat Pulldowns, Smith Machine Squats, Rope Crunches
Perform the first exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds as you transition to the next station. Follow pattern until you have completed all four movements.

>Rest 1 Minute<

Cardio
Mountain Climbers, Burpees, Plank Jacks, Star Jumps
Perform the first exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds as you transition to the next station. Follow pattern until you have completed all four movements.

>Rest 1 Minute<

Strength
Dumbbell Chest Press, Lat Pulldowns, Smith Machine Squats, Rope Crunches
Perform the first exercise for 30 seconds and then rest for 30 seconds as you transition to the next station. Follow pattern until you have completed all four movements.

Cool Down
3 – 5 Minutes | Chest Stretch, Shoulder Stretch, Cat and Camel Stretch, Butterfly Stretch, Lying Quad Stretch, Seated Hamstring Stretch, Seated Torso Twist


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