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Friday, May 20, 2022

High School Summer Pass: Planet Fitness Invites Teens to Work Out for Free All Summer

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

'High School Summer Pass' Program Allows High Schoolers Ages 14 – 19 to Get Active at Planet Fitness' 2,200+ Locations in the U.S. and Canada From May 16-August 31

New Study Finds that While Almost Half (48 Percent) of American Teens Admit they Struggled with Mental Health for the First Time Ever During the Pandemic, Nearly All (92 percent) Agree Regular Physical Activity Helps Them Feel Much Better Mentally

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, is inviting high schoolers ages 14 – 19* to work out for free at any of its more than 2,200 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States and Canada from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

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. 

Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors to Teens FOR FREE All Summer Long
Planet Fitness Opens Its Doors to Teens 
FOR FREE All Summer Long

"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 in their life (65 percent), there are significant barriers to doing so. In fact, 78 percent of teens note that just having access to a place to work out and being able to do so with friends (72 percent) would benefit their health and fitness journeys.
    • A majority of teens who exercise also agree that physical fitness makes them feel healthier (61 percent), stronger (57 percent) and happier (50 percent). It also provides the meaningful health benefits of more energy (69 percent), increased strength (64 percent) and stress relief (61 percent).
    • And 84 percent of teens agree that there has never been a better time than now to focus on their health.
  • Mental Health Takes Center Stage. Almost half (48 percent) of teens admit that they struggled with mental health for the first time during the pandemic. And more than half (51 percent) explain they currently struggle with anxiety.
    • Parents are overwhelmingly concerned about how the past two years have impacted their teens' mental health (71 percent), overall health (66 percent) and physical fitness (60 percent). And 71 percent are equally concerned for their high schooler's academic progress and preparedness for college.
    • That said, more than four in five teens report they are feeling hopeful about what's to come in the future (85 percent) and that the pandemic showed them how strong they really are (82 percent).
  • Let's Get Talking. Parents have overwhelmingly spoken more regularly to their teens over the past two years about topics like self-esteem and confidence (92 percent), exercise and working out (88 percent) and mental health (82 percent). The majority of teens today also say they are now more open and communicative about their feelings (79 percent).
  • Screen Time, More Time. A majority of parents (55 percent) also report the time their teens spends on social media has increased since the start of the pandemic. In fact, many parents feel their teens are spending more time being sedentary than active – 54 percent noted their teens text more today, 52 percent saw an uptick in playing video games and 50 percent of parents say their teen is spending more time watching TV.
    • And more teens agree they spend too much time in front of screens than they did right before the pandemic (61 percent in 2022 versus 52 percent in 2020).

A SAFE, CLEAN AND WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT TO GET MOVING

In addition to free in-club fitness training that all High School Summer Pass participants will have access to, the certified trainers at Planet Fitness have also designed 15 trainer-led workout videos and 10 downloadable workouts – encompassing cardio, strength, toning and sports circuits – just for high schoolers (across all fitness levels). This content will be available on the Planet Fitness App and at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass starting May 16.

This summer and all year-round, Planet Fitness' top priority continues to be keeping its members and employees safe and is the first fitness brand to receive the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The rating recognizes Planet Fitness' leadership in adopting the leading framework to ensure a safer and healthier environment for its employees and members across all of its more than 2,200 facilities.

Enhanced COVID-19 safety and sanitization protocols at its well-ventilated and spacious clubs include:

  • Touchless check-in via the free Planet Fitness App – available to all High School Summer Pass participants
  • A Crowd Meter on the Planet Fitness App that allows members to check club capacity in real-time before even leaving the house
  • Increased sanitization to continually clean and sanitize high-touch areas, with cleaning stations available for member use
  • Mask policies in accordance with local guidelines

For more information on High School Summer Pass, including how to sign up for the free membership at any of the more than 2,200 Planet Fitness locations nationwide, visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass.


*Teenagers ages 14 – 19 can visit any Planet Fitness location in the United States. Teens must work out at the location they sign up at and are not permitted to use other locations. Teens under 18 must sign-up with a parent or guardian in-club or online at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass. Once the parent or guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can work out alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.
** Association of Children's Physical Activity and Screen Time With Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JAMA Network Open
*** Online survey conducted by Material to 1,012 nationally representative American teens aged 15 – 18 and their parents, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.
****No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., who are 14-19 years of age (with parent approval if under age of majority). Begins 12:00 am ET on 5/16/22; ends 11:59 pm ET on 8/31/22. For Official Rules, visit PlanetFitness.com/sweepstakes-rules.

About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of December 31, 2021, Planet Fitness had 15.2 million members and 2,254 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

Tuesday, May 3, 2022

High School Summer Pass: Planet Fitness Invites Teens to Work Out for Free All Summer

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

'High School Summer Pass' Program Allows High Schoolers Ages 14 – 19 to Get Active at Planet Fitness' 2,200+ Locations in the U.S. and Canada From May 16-August 31

New Study Finds that While Almost Half (48 Percent) of American Teens Admit they Struggled with Mental Health for the First Time Ever During the Pandemic, Nearly All (92 percent) Agree Regular Physical Activity Helps Them Feel Much Better Mentally

Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers with more members than any other fitness brand, is inviting high schoolers ages 14 – 19* to work out for free at any of its more than 2,200 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States and Canada from May 16 through August 31 as part of the High School Summer Pass initiative.

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.

Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors to Teens FOR FREE All Summer Long
Planet Fitness Opens Its Doors to Teens 
FOR FREE All Summer Long

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 in their life (65 percent), there are significant barriers to doing so. In fact, 78 percent of teens note that just having access to a place to work out and being able to do so with friends (72 percent) would benefit their health and fitness journeys.
    • A majority of teens who exercise also agree that physical fitness makes them feel healthier (61 percent), stronger (57 percent) and happier (50 percent). It also provides the meaningful health benefits of more energy (69 percent), increased strength (64 percent) and stress relief (61 percent).
    • And 84 percent of teens agree that there has never been a better time than now to focus on their health.
  • Mental Health Takes Center Stage. Almost half (48 percent) of teens admit that they struggled with mental health for the first time during the pandemic. And more than half (51 percent) explain they currently struggle with anxiety.
    • Parents are overwhelmingly concerned about how the past two years have impacted their teens' mental health (71 percent), overall health (66 percent) and physical fitness (60 percent). And 71 percent are equally concerned for their high schooler's academic progress and preparedness for college.
    • That said, more than four in five teens report they are feeling hopeful about what's to come in the future (85 percent) and that the pandemic showed them how strong they really are (82 percent).
  • Let's Get Talking. Parents have overwhelmingly spoken more regularly to their teens over the past two years about topics like self-esteem and confidence (92 percent), exercise and working out (88 percent) and mental health (82 percent). The majority of teens today also say they are now more open and communicative about their feelings (79 percent).
  • Screen Time, More Time. A majority of parents (55 percent) also report the time their teens spends on social media has increased since the start of the pandemic. In fact, many parents feel their teens are spending more time being sedentary than active – 54 percent noted their teens text more today, 52 percent saw an uptick in playing video games and 50 percent of parents say their teen is spending more time watching TV.
    • And more teens agree they spend too much time in front of screens than they did right before the pandemic (61 percent in 2022 versus 52 percent in 2020).

A SAFE, CLEAN AND WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT TO GET MOVING

In addition to free in-club fitness training that all High School Summer Pass participants will have access to, the certified trainers at Planet Fitness have also designed 15 trainer-led workout videos and 10 downloadable workouts – encompassing cardio, strength, toning and sports circuits – just for high schoolers (across all fitness levels). This content will be available on the Planet Fitness App and at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass starting May 16.

This summer and all year-round, Planet Fitness' top priority continues to be keeping its members and employees safe and is the first fitness brand to receive the WELL Health-Safety Rating for Facility Operations and Management by the International WELL Building Institute (IWBI). The rating recognizes Planet Fitness' leadership in adopting the leading framework to ensure a safer and healthier environment for its employees and members across all of its more than 2,200 facilities.

Enhanced COVID-19 safety and sanitization protocols at its well-ventilated and spacious clubs include:

  • Touchless check-in via the free Planet Fitness App – available to all High School Summer Pass participants
  • A Crowd Meter on the Planet Fitness App that allows members to check club capacity in real-time before even leaving the house
  • Increased sanitization to continually clean and sanitize high-touch areas, with cleaning stations available for member use
  • Mask policies in accordance with local guidelines

For more information on High School Summer Pass, including how to sign up for the free membership at any of the more than 2,200 Planet Fitness locations nationwide, visit PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass.


*Teenagers ages 14 – 19 can visit any Planet Fitness location in the United States. Teens must work out at the location they sign up at and are not permitted to use other locations. Teens under 18 must sign-up with a parent or guardian in-club or online at PlanetFitness.com/SummerPass. Once the parent or guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can work out alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.
** Association of Children's Physical Activity and Screen Time With Mental Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic, JAMA Network Open
*** Online survey conducted by Material to 1,012 nationally representative American teens aged 15 – 18 and their parents, with a margin of error of +/- 3 percent.
****No purchase necessary. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., who are 14-19 years of age (with parent approval if under age of majority). Begins 12:00 am ET on 5/16/22; ends 11:59 pm ET on 8/31/22. For Official Rules, visit PlanetFitness.com/sweepstakes-rules.

About Planet Fitness
Founded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of December 31, 2021, Planet Fitness had 15.2 million members and 2,254 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, Panama, Mexico and Australia. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 90% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Kids Heart Challenge at Kennedy School beginning Jan 30, 2022

"All the @jfkladybugs are excited for Kids Heart Challenge to begin next week.  
Over the past 5 years we have raised $57,823 for the @AmericanHeartMA !  Our goal this year is $12,000!  
Be on the lookout for the envelope next week."

Shared from Twitter: https://twitter.com/MrBanksPE/status/1487097047614464004

https://twitter.com/jfkladybugs
https://twitter.com/jfkladybugs


Monday, August 30, 2021

Is the Group Fitness Instructor Opening at Timeless Crossfit a good fit for you?

"Timeless CrossFit and Fitness is looking for a passionate, hardworking Group Fitness Instructor to fill a part-time position. Timeless is a community of people who value health and fitness, and we are committed to helping our members reach their goals.

We have an immediate opening for a fitness professional who will build relationships with our members, who will embody our culture, and is passionate about changing lives, while having a blast doing it!"
For more details and to apply visit the web page here ->

Visit Timeless to see the programs they offer ->  https://www.timelesscrossfit.com/
 
Is the Group Fitness Instructor Opening at Timeless Crossfit a good fit for you?
Is the Group Fitness Instructor Opening at Timeless Crossfit a good fit for you?


Wednesday, June 16, 2021

Help send Caroline and her coach to the CrossFit Games

We are holding a fundraiser on June 26 at Timeless Crossfit and Fitness to help raise the funds to send Caroline Woelfel and her coach to the CrossFit Games. The FUNdraiser will include games and a fitness workout for everyBODY!

Funds raised will be used towards training and travel expenses including airfare, lodging and food while at the games for Caroline and her coach.

We are preparing raffle prizes and gift baskets to help in this effort. Baskets include Beauty for her and him, Home and Garden, Kid Fun, Sweet Treats, Dine Around, Golf and Fitness, Pet Pampering and more.

We are asking if you could please help us with a donation of products, food, services, or gift cards to support this important fundraising event.

send Caroline and her coach to the CrossFit Games
send Caroline and her coach to the CrossFit Games

Please don’t forget to COME JOIN US for this FUNdraiser! 

Caroline Woelfel is a junior at Franklin High School. She has been competing in CrossFit for the past two years and has qualified to compete in this year’s CrossFit Games at the end of July in Madison, Wisconsin. This elite invitation is offered to the top 20 fittest athletes in the age group. Caroline earned her spot from among 1,600 - 16/17 year old girls from around the WORLD!


 June 26th 9 AM to noon – all ages and bodies welcome & Workout Optional!

Timeless CrossFit and Fitness 90 Hayward Street, Franklin MA

Contact: MC Alexander at mc@timelesscrossfit.com or Kelli Woelfel at kelliwoelfel@gmail.com to donate~

Thank you!


Follow Caroline and Timeless Instagram accounts for updates on her competition! @woelfelcf (https://www.instagram.com/woelfelcf/) @timelesscrossfitandfitnes  (https://www.instagram.com/timelesscrossfit/)


Strive Ninja Fitness offers drop in Summer Camp

Strive offers a daily drop in program Mon - Fri starting June 28! It runs daily from 9 - 12:30 PM and it is for kids of all experience levels, ages 6 - 12 yrs. 
The program includes ninja skill building, course runs, games and challenges, crafts, and so much more! There are also special themed weeks such as Tie Dye Week and Nerf Week! Kids can sign up for a day, a week, or the whole summer! 
More information can be found on our website: https://striveninja.com/summer-programs-1
Strive Ninja Fitness offers drop in Summer Camp
Strive Ninja Fitness offers drop in Summer Camp

 

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Strive Ninja Warriors now hiring - "Kids Fitness Coach"

"Do you love fitness? 
Enjoy rock climbing? 
Are you a former gymnast or kids coach? Perhaps you love obstacle course racing? 
 
If you said YES to any of these questions, you would be a perfect candidate for a part-time coaching opportunity right here in Franklin, at Strive Ninja Fitness! Please find job listing below for more information. 
 
Feel free to reach out to Jenna Gedman with any questions: Jenna@StriveNinja.com. Thanks, Franklin!"


https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=c8b0d50a2fe42f3c&from=mobhp_jobfeed&from=mobRdr&tk=1eu90sekgn55b800&utm_source=%2Fm%2F&utm_medium=redir&utm_campaign=dt

Strive Ninja Warriors hiring - "Kids Fitness Coach"
Strive Ninja Warriors hiring - "Kids Fitness Coach"

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Stronger Together is our Y’s new team training and personal training programs

Starting March 1st, we will begin this new premier personal training program at our Bernon Family Branch in Franklin. Workouts are completed in a private, dedicated space used for Stronger Together clients only on the second floor of our Franklin Y.

Start with an assessment to learn about the program: Stronger Together programs start with a free Starting Point Session. The 60-minute session allows our trainer to learn about your goals and challenges, observe your movement quality and create the perfect plan for you!

The Starting Point Session will include:

  • Finding out more about you: your goals, limitations, and health history.
  • Giving you a tour of our dedicated Stronger Together personal training area.
  • Assessing movement patterns with a Functional Movement Screen to help find the right exercises specifically for you.
  • Go through a light workout so you can experience the different tools we use during Stronger Together workouts.
  • Provide recommendations on a program that suits your goals, time and budget.

All of this information will be used to help create your training program and keep you injury free along the way!

BE HEALTHY. BE STRONG. BELONG.

What is Stronger Together?

  • Stronger Together is powered by Alloy®, a premier personal training system helping people look and feel their absolute best. Alloy’s programs are tested in real facilities, and created by degreed exercise physiologists, doctors of physical therapy, registered dietitians and other behavioral specialists.
  • Team Training is a 45 minute workout perfect for those who want coaching from a personal trainer every time they come to the gym and enjoy the dynamics of group workouts. We offer 3 great options for Team Training – Foundations for beginners, Afterburn for advanced metabolic training and Industrial Strength for a true strength training option – and members can do unlimited sessions each month. $89 per month.
  • Personal training is perfect for clients with specific goals, injuries and those who do not prefer to work in larger groups. We can accommodate nearly all fitness levels and health issues in this setting. For those with more experience in fitness, we program more advanced exercises, which require more hands-on coaching. We begin to introduce lower repetition ranges and focus on those with strength goals. Also, we work on corrective strategies to help clients improve their movement restrictions. Team Training is included in all one-on-one personal training programs as a way to supplement the workouts. Options include up to 4, 8 and 12 sessions per month, and cost ranges from $179 to $419 per month.
Workouts are scheduled appointments to make sure you stay on track with getting started. Track your progress and communicate with your trainer with a custom mobile app. You’ll schedule your monthly personal meetings to discuss basic nutrition coaching, goal-setting and strategy. These personalized sessions are designed to keep you on track… so you can be on your way to reaching your goals.

Tailored to your goals, time and budget: our monthly programs allow you the most flexibility in scheduling workouts and finding a program that’s works for you.

Grand Opening Offers Available for a Limited Time Only!

The 30-Day PT Experience is a great way to try Stronger Together to determine which type of training is best for you. Included in the 30 days is a one-on-one Starting Point health assessment, Two 45-minute one-on-one personal training sessions, and unlimited team training sessions. All sessions run approximately 45 minutes. Get to know our friendly, experienced trainers, meet other members and see first-hand the results possible with Stronger Together. One time special promotional rate for new clients only at $89. Only available to our members, for a limited time only!

All of our Hockomock Y members have $50 personal Y Bucks to use towards any Stronger Together personal training program. Members can use towards the 30-Day PT Experience, brining it to $39. This is a limited time only, grand opening offer. Certain restrictions may apply.

How to Get Started:

Contact our Fitness & Personal Training Director Chris Raymond at chrisr@hockymca.org or 774-235-2732 to get started with us today. Let’s get Stronger Together!

Stronger Together is our Y’s new team training and personal training programs
Stronger Together is our Y’s new team training and personal training programs


Sunday, December 6, 2020

New youth athletic training program at the YMCA

From Chris Raymond:

I’m reaching out from the YMCA in Franklin. I’m the new fitness director here and was hoping to share information on a new youth athletic training program at the YMCA. 

Student athletes can benefit by:
  • Gaining more confidence with strength training
  • Exercising in a safe and effective way
  • Be more active during their off season or periods of school program shut downs
  • Preparing for their season

Full Athletic Development Program - A program designed to give the student athlete or expected student athlete the foundational training for their sport. The individual will gain more confidence in their ability to strength train safety, improve overall work capacity, and stay healthy during periods of inactivity.

8 Weeks (skipping week of Christmas)
Small group training  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday  from 3:30 pm to 4:15 PM

Descriptions of each day:
Day 1 – Metabolic Conditioning – Cardiovascular training for all sports. General aerobic and anaerobic conditioning will benefit all sports with an emphasis on building good technique in running, jumping, and moving laterally. A well-conditioned athlete is able to perform at higher levels with sustained effort and without fatigue.
Day 2 – Foundations of strength - Building foundational strength transcends all sports. Using basic strength building exercises, an athlete can build the right mindset with exercise, self-esteem on and off the field, and reduce the risk of injury.
Day 3 – Core and functional training - Core training that improves posture and health movement. Improve the connection gap between strength and all of it’s body segments. Not just abs but movement that helps the body move better and more efficiently.
 
To register for the program https://bit.ly/AccelerateYourAthlete
 

New youth athletic training program at the YMCA
New youth athletic training program at the YMCA


Sunday, May 24, 2020

"Sports Buzz" :Jay Horrigan and Kevin Papa talk with Mike Masto (video)

Jay Horrigan and Kevin Papa talk with Mike Masto in this episode of "Sports Buzz"
"Here is an interview we were able to do today with Natick HS head basketball coach and Franklin HS Health and Wellness teacher Mike Masto. We hope you enjoy it."
Video link = https://vimeo.com/420939450?


Mike v2 from Jay Horrigan on Vimeo.

Shared from Twitter https://twitter.com/CoachMastoPE/status/1263426868591632384?s=09

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

“We are calling this movement ‘United We Move’ "

From the Milford Daily News, an article of interest for Franklin:

"Some gyms across the nation are closing, but that doesn’t mean you can’t workout. Planet Fitness, one of the nation’s largest chain gyms, is offering free online classes starting today, because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The at-home workouts began streaming on the company’s Facebook page March 16. These classes are open to anyone, including non-members.

“Our daily routines have changed in unexpected ways, and we know that people may not be able to get to the gym. That’s why we’re offering a free, daily virtual fitness class for everyone on Planet Fitness’ Facebook page from Monday through Friday,” said Jeremy Tucker, chief marketing officer of Planet Fitness, in a statement to USA TODAY.

The workouts will be live-streamed at 7 p.m. ET each day for the next two weeks. And if you can’t make it live, the workouts will be available on-demand on Facebook and in Planet Fitness’ YouTube channel. No equipment is needed, and the classes last 20 minutes or less."

Continue reading the article online (subscription may be required)
https://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20200317/planet-fitness-to-offer-free-at-home-workout-classes-via-live-stream

Catch a Jamie Barrett live YouTube concert at 4 PM, prepare and have dinner,  change to exercise at 7:00, catch the FSPA live Facebook at 7:30ish... time can start to fly by...
 
“We are calling this movement ‘United We Move’ "
“We are calling this movement ‘United We Move’ "

Thursday, May 16, 2019

The Teen Summer Challenge Is On: Teens Can Work Out FOR FREE at Every Planet Fitness

THE TEEN SUMMER CHALLENGE IS ON!
PLANET FITNESS KICKS-OFF SUMMER-LONG INITIATIVE WITH ACTOR CALEB MCLAUGHLIN

Starting Today, Teenagers Ages 15 – 18 Can Sign up to Work Out for Free at all 1,800+ Planet Fitness Locations through September 1

Caleb McLaughlin Strives to be Every Teen's "Super Positive Workout Buddy" Leading the Digital Campaign

Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, officially opens the doors of its more than 1,800 locations throughout the United States and Canada today as it kicks off the Teen Summer Challenge. Now through September 1, teenagers ages 15 – 18* are invited to stop by their nearest Planet Fitness and sign-up to work out – and get their sweat on – for free all summer long. Teens under 18 must be accompanied in club by a parent or guardian at sign-up.

The initiative, which answers the call for youth to pursue a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day** as recommended by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, is led by one of Hollywood's most exciting stars, 17-year-old actor Caleb McLaughlin. McLaughlin stars as a "super positive workout buddy" in digital creative for the initiative, offering encouragement for every teen looking to stay active when school is out for the summer.

"Being part of the Planet Fitness Teen Summer Challenge is really important to me because it's offering teens so much more than just a place to work out over the summer, it's giving us all the opportunity to be active, build self-confidence and self-esteem in the process," said McLaughlin.

FEELINGS ON FITNESS: BY THE NUMBERS

A national study*** commissioned by Planet Fitness found that teens today are more fitness-conscious than ever before, with 92 percent agreeing that one is never too young to start taking care of his or her health. Many teens confirm fitness helps them feel motivated (55 percent), is fun (48 percent), and is a way to feel challenged (32 percent). While school-based sports such as gym class or intramural teams are the top ways teens currently get their daily exercise (49 percent), nearly half of all teens (41 percent) report that their fitness levels dramatically decrease over the summer when school is out.

Moreover, one-third (33 percent) of all teens simply don't know where to begin or what exercises are recommended for their age group, and almost two-in-five (39 percent) say they don't have enough guidance on how to properly exercise.
Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors to Teens FOR FREE All Summer Long
Planet Fitness Opens Its Doors to Teens 
FOR FREE All Summer Long

GUIDING TEENS TO A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE

That's why, to help teens kick start their summer fitness regimen, Brian Zehetner, director of health and fitness for Planet Fitness, developed a fun and effective workout specifically for teens this summer. The full body workout program is purposefully centered on appropriate cardio, strength and flexibility exercises for teenagers, providing a balanced blend for impactful activity. Active warm up and cool down periods comprised of dynamic and static stretches help ensure teens ease in and out of the core routine responsibly for greater mobility and less potential for injury.

PLANET FITNESS TEEN SUMMER CHALLENGE
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
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
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
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

"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 Zehetner. "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."

Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available Monday through Friday via certified fitness trainers at all Planet Fitness locations. Check your local Planet Fitness for exact times.

INCENTIVES FOR TEENS TO STAY ACTIVE THIS SUMMER

Finally, all teens who sign up beginning May 15 are automatically entered into Planet Fitness' Scholarship Sweepstakes. At the end of summer, 51 lucky teens across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship, and one teen will receive a $5,000 grand prize****. 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.*****

In addition to opening its doors to all teens ages 15 – 18 all summer long, Planet Fitness also offers extremely low prices for parents and other members alike, including a variety of benefits such as a hassle-free environment, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and much more.

For more information on the Teen Summer Challenge, including how to sign-up for the free membership at any of the more than 1,800 Planet Fitness locations across the United States and Canada, visit PlanetFitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge.

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*Teenagers ages 15 – 18 can visit any Planet Fitness location in the United States. Teens must work out at the location they sign up at and are not permitted to use other locations. Online signups are not available. Teens under 18 must bring a parent or guardian to sign up. Once the parent or guardian waiver is signed for teens under 18, teens can workout alone. Students who are already 18 do not need a parent or guardian to be present during the sign-up process.

**U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (2018, November 18). HHS Releases Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, 2nd edition. Retrieved from https://www.hhs.gov/about/news/2018/11/12/hhs-releases-physical-activity-guidelines-americans-2nd-edition.html

***Online survey conducted by Kelton Global on behalf of Planet Fitness to 1,001 nationally representative American teens aged 15 – 18 and their parents, with a margin of error of +/- 3.1 percent.

****NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void outside 50 U.S./DC and where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., who are 15-18 years of age (with parent approval if under age of majority). Begins 12:00 a.m. ET on 5/15/19; ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 9/2/19. Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received. For complete Official Rules, eligibility, and free entry details, visit https://www.planetfitness.com/sweepstakes-rules. Sponsor: Planet Fitness Franchising LLC, 4 Liberty Lane West, Hampton, NH 03842 USA
***** NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Void outside 50 U.S./DC and where prohibited. Open to legal residents of the 50 U.S./D.C., who are 15-18 years of age (with parent approval if under age of majority).   Begins once the first post is live (approximately 7:00am ET) on 5/23/19; ends 11:59 p.m. ET on 8/28/19. Odds of winning depend on total number of entries received.   For complete Official Rules, visit https://www.planetfitness.com/sweepstakes-rules. Sponsor: Planet Fitness Franchising LLC, 4 Liberty Lane West, Hampton, NH 03842 USA.

About Planet FitnessFounded in 1992 in Dover, NH, Planet Fitness is one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the United States by number of members and locations. As of March 31, 2019, Planet Fitness had more than 13.6 million members and 1,806 stores in 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Canada, the Dominican Republic, Panama and Mexico. The Company's mission is to enhance people's lives by providing a high-quality fitness experience in a welcoming, non-intimidating environment, which we call the Judgement Free Zone®. More than 95% of Planet Fitness stores are owned and operated by independent business men and women.

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors to Teens FOR FREE All Summer Long

Planet Fitness will invite high schoolers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its locations throughout the U.S., including all clubs across Massachusetts, from May 15 through September 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative. The nationwide launch builds on a successful local program first launched last summer in Planet Fitness' home state of N.H.

In Massachusetts, 11.7% of high school students are considered obese and 14% are considered overweight; 54.3% of high school students are physically active for less than an hour a day on five or more days a week. Planet Fitness' Teen Summer Challenge offers a solution for teenagers looking for an opportunity to stay active during the summer when school sports programs, gym classes or after school activities wind down.

Please see press release below for full details on the program and let us know of any questions.

Planet Fitness, Inc., one of the largest and fastest-growing franchisors and operators of fitness centers in the U.S. and home of the Judgement Free Zone®, is inviting high school teenagers ages 15 – 18 to work out for free at any of its more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations throughout the United States from May 15 through September 1 as part of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge initiative. Free fitness classes specifically for teenagers will also be available Monday through Friday via certified fitness trainers. 
Additionally, all teens who sign up beginning May 15 are automatically entered into Planet Fitness' Scholarship Sweepstakes. By the end of summer, 51 lucky teens across all 50 states and Washington, D.C., will be randomly selected to receive a $500 scholarship, and one teen will receive a $5,000 grand prize. 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. 
The nationwide launch of the Teen Summer Challenge builds on a successful local program first launched last summer in New Hampshire, Planet Fitness' home state. To sign-up, visit a Planet Fitness near you beginning May 15. Teens under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at sign-up. 
A FOCUS ON TEEN HEALTH 
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services recently released new physical activity guidelines, which revealed that 80 percent of Americans do not currently meet the recommended amount of physical activity. The guidelines also challenge youth (ages 6 – 17) to pursue a minimum of 60 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity each day. 
Planet Fitness' Teen Summer Challenge offers a solution for teenagers eager for an opportunity to stay active during the summer when school sports programs, gym classes or after school activities wind down.

"Teens today are under ever-increasing pressure to succeed academically and socially, battle a growing list of responsibilities both inside and outside of the classroom and become well-rounded members of their community," said Chris Rondeau, Chief Executive Officer at Planet Fitness. "At Planet Fitness, a healthy and active lifestyle should never be a challenge – which is why we're flipping that notion on its head with the launch of the nationwide Teen Summer Challenge.
 
We want to give teens across the United States the chance to stay active when school is out – a time when they may not otherwise have access to organized fitness or athletic programs, which is why we're offering a safe space to exercise for free and spend time with their friends all summer long." 
BY THE NUMBERS 
To uncover how teens ages 15 – 18 view health and fitness today, Planet Fitness commissioned a national study that sheds light on how teens and parents feel about health and wellness, and how best to motivate youth toward pursuing an active lifestyle and setting them up for success through adulthood. Key findings include: 
Wellness is On the Brain. Today's teens are more health-conscious than ever before, seeing exercise as not only a way to be in shape, but believing that – among those who work out already – it positively impacts their mental health (72 percent) and focus on schoolwork (47 percent). 
Sadly, nearly half of all teens (42 percent) lack a positive body image, noting they're self-conscious and have trouble finding the confidence to try something physically challenging. 
In addition, with two-in-five (42 percent) of today's teens also battling anxiety and body image issues, many teenagers are recognizing that exercise may be the answer. Those who work out note they feel more confident (47 percent) and happier (43 percent) in addition to feeling less stressed (37 percent) and anxious (24 percent). 
Schedule's Booked. Nearly three-in-five (57 percent) teens surveyed say that between school and extracurricular activities, they do not have enough time to make exercise a part of their daily routine – a sentiment also shared by more than one-third (36 percent) of teens' parents, who feel today's youth have fewer opportunities to exercise on a daily basis than they did a generation ago. 
Not surprisingly, over two-in-five (41 percent) report that their fitness levels decrease over the summer when school is out. 
That said, nearly all (91 percent) agree that they want to stay healthy and active over the summer. 
Having Access Doesn't Infer Action. Parents and teens (50 and 54 percent, respectively) agree teens have greater access and options to exercise than previous generations. But almost two in five (39 percent) of teens say they don't have enough guidance on how to exercise or where to event start (36 percent), which may be why 39 percent feel negatively towards fitness. 
Exercise Your Body, Not Just Your Fingers. When asked how they'd prefer to spend their free time, more than one-third (36 percent) wished to exercise or work out more (regardless of school schedules), which is greater than the number of teens who want to spend more time playing video games (27 percent), browsing social media (16 percent) or watching TV (16 percent). 
All-Star Student. Working out works to many teens' advantage, too, as fitness can be a secret recipe for straight As. In fact, among surveyed teens who see improvements based on exercise (91%), two in five (40%) have reported that exercise helps them to find more focus, with 23 percent directly attributing it to making them a better student. 
Friends who Sweat Together Stay Together. Having friends at the gym is a big motivator, with almost two-thirds (65 percent) saying they would go to the gym more often with a buddy. 
In addition to opening its doors to all teens ages 15 – 18 all summer long, Planet Fitness also offers extremely low prices and a variety of benefits, including a hassle-free environment, brand name cardio and strength equipment, fully equipped locker rooms, flat screen televisions and much more. 
For more information on the Teen Summer Challenge, including how to sign up for the free membership at any of the more than 1,700 Planet Fitness locations nationwide, visit PlanetFitness.com/TeenSummerChallenge.

Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors to Teens FOR FREE All Summer Long
Planet Fitness To Open Its Doors to Teens
FOR FREE All Summer Long