PLANET FITNESS INVITES HIGH SCHOOL TEENS TO WORK OUT FOR FREE ALL SUMMER LONG TO IMPROVE THEIR MENTAL & PHYSICAL HEALTH

High School Summer Pass was formally known as Teen Summer Challenge, which was the first program of its kind launched in 2019 and saw more than 900,000 teens sign-up and complete more than 5.5 million workouts over a three-and-a-half-month period. Starting today, high schoolers can visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass to pre-register, and get a reminder to formally sign up when the program officially kicks off on Monday, May 16. Teens under 18 must register with a parent or guardian online or in-club.

PLANET FITNESS EMPOWERS TEENS TO STAY ACTIVE

According to the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Network Open, less than 15 percent of teens met the 60-minute daily physical activity recommendation during the pandemic.** And a national study*** commissioned by Planet Fitness found that 93 percent of American teens want to stay healthy and active over the summer months, but many lack motivation or access to do so. High School Summer Pass offers a solution for teenagers eager to stay active when school sports programs, gym classes and after school activities wind down.

“As the leader in fitness, we believe we have a responsibility to provide a welcoming, safe, and Judgement 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,” said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. “Our study found that nearly all (92 percent) high school students agreed that when they are regularly physically active, they feel much better mentally. Fitness is about feeling good, too, and our hope is that High School Summer Pass empowers teens to create life-long workout habits to help them succeed in every aspect of their lives.”

To further motivate high schoolers to make fitness a priority, all participants who sign up starting May 16 are automatically entered into The Planet Fitness High School Summer Pass Sweepstakes. Planet Fitness will award one $500 scholarship in each state (and the District of Columbia), and one grand prize $5,000 scholarship at the end of the summer****. These scholarships can be used for academic or athletic activities or programs.

INSIGHT INTO TEEN HEALTH & FITNESS

To uncover how high schoolers view health and fitness today, Planet Fitness commissioned a national study in partnership with Material to shed light on mental and physical health from both teens’ and parents’ perspectives.  Although negatively impacted by the pandemic, teens are ready to make a commitment to getting healthy, both physically and mentally.

Key findings include:

  • Physical Fitness for the Win. Despite three in five teens (60 percent) reporting their usual health and fitness routines were severely disrupted over the last two years, nearly all (89 percent) of their parents credit regular exercise and physical activity as helping their teens cope with the challenges of the pandemic. And nearly all (92 percent) teens agree that when they are regularly physically active, they feel much better mentally.
  • Although many teens make exercise and fitness a priority
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The Generate to Vaccinate the Planet Versus Covid Is Getting rid of Steam

In the center of very last calendar year, the Planet Wellbeing Group started marketing an ambitious purpose, 1 it mentioned was important for ending the pandemic: fully vaccinate 70 % of the population in each country from Covid-19 by June 2022.

Now, it is very clear that the entire world will tumble considerably quick of that goal by the deadline. And there is a growing feeling of resignation amid general public wellbeing industry experts that high Covid vaccination protection may perhaps hardly ever be attained in most decrease-revenue nations, as terribly needed funding from the United States dries up and the two governments and donors change to other priorities.

“The reality is that there is a loss of momentum,” stated Dr. Isaac Adewole, a former wellbeing minister of Nigeria who now serves as a advisor for the Africa Centers for Condition Handle and Avoidance.

Only a few of the world’s 82 poorest nations around the world — like Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia and Nepal — have achieved the 70 p.c vaccination threshold. Quite a few are beneath 20 per cent, according to knowledge compiled from governing administration sources by the Our Environment in Info undertaking at the College of Oxford.

By comparison, about two-thirds of the world’s richest nations around the world have arrived at 70 percent. (The United States is at 66 per cent.)

The penalties of offering up on reaching substantial vaccination coverage all over the world could verify serious. Community health authorities say that abandoning the worldwide hard work could lead to the emergence of risky new variants that would threaten the world’s precarious initiatives to reside with the virus.

“This pandemic is not about but — much from it — and it’s very important that countries use the doses available to them to secure as significantly of their populace as possible,” claimed Dr. Seth Berkley, main executive of Gavi, the nonprofit that runs the international vaccine clearinghouse Covax.

International locations in unique areas of the planet, like some in Eastern Europe and the Center East, have viewed their vaccination prices stagnate in recent months at a 3rd or less of their populations. But Africa’s vaccination amount remain the most dismal.

Much less than 17 percent of Africans have received a principal Covid immunization. Practically half of the vaccine doses delivered to the continent as a result far have absent unused. Very last month, the number of doses injected on the continent fell by 35 % compared to February. W.H.O. officers attributed the fall to mass vaccination pushes getting replaced by scaled-down-scale campaigns in numerous international locations.

Some world-wide health specialists say the entire world skipped a prime possibility previous calendar year to offer vaccines to decreased-revenue nations around the world, when the public was far more fearful of Covid and determined to get vaccinated.

“There was a time folks were quite determined to get vaccinated, but the vaccines ended up not there. And then they understood that without having the vaccination, they didn’t die,” reported Dr. Adewole,

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