Teen Summer Challenge

The number of teenagers enrolled in the Teen Summer Challenge more than doubled this year, according to Planet Fitness officials.

HAMPTON — More than 5,500 New Hampshire teenagers signed up to work out for free during the Teen Summer Challenge at Planet Fitness.

Company officials say the teens logged more than 29,000 workouts from May 15 to Sept. 1.

Last year, the pilot program had 2,500 teens participating, who logged nearly 12,000 gym visits.

“We were blown away by how many teens made the decision to get moving this summer and signed up to participate in the Teen Summer Challenge,” said Chris Rondeau, chief executive officer at Planet Fitness.

Because the teens exceeded the goal of 20,000 workouts, Planet Fitness is donating $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester.

Planet Fitness rolled out the challenge nationally this summer. All participants in the United States and Canada were automatically entered into the company’s scholarship sweepstakes.

In the U.S., 51 teens from all 50 states and the District of Columbia will receive a $500 scholarship and one teen will receive a $5,000 grand prize.