FitTEEN offers girls ages 13 to 19 free use of the club throughout the summer, with parental consent. In addition to the free summertime workouts, if a program participant's parent or guardian decides to become a member of Ladies Workout Express, they will be able to use the club gratis until Dec. 31.
Those looking to take advantage of the FitTEEN program must sign up by June 1 to be able to use the facilities free until Sept. 1.
With studies showing that teenage obesity is on the rise, Ladies Workout Express wants to give girls a chance to escape the growing trend at their 30-minute Interval Circuit Training Centers.
"Our goal is simple," said owner Kym Poynter. "We want teens to have a place to go to begin what we hope will be a long and successful relationship with the health and fitness industry that will make them healthy, energetic and productive adults."
The workout regimen at Ladies Workout Express is specifically geared to a woman's needs. The club uses circuit workouts with resistance training, hydraulic machines and rest stations. Each workout is only 30 minutes long, making it fast and effective.
The FitTEEN program also aims at parental involvement by offering the discounted membership to the parent or guardian.
"Habits become behaviors when they begin early, when they are routinely observed in parents, and seem to be valued by an authority figure," said Dr. Diane Baer Wilson of the VCU School of Medicine in Virginia. "Parents can use their influence to model positive health habits for children, including healthy eating and exercise."
For more information about the FitTEEN program or the Ladies Workout Express gym, located on Sand Creek Road, call the club at 634-8998.