The Fit Girls Fitness Program is a running and reading program for pre-adolescent girls that:

 

  • Addresses the childhood obesity crisis

  • Promotes a love of literature and regular reading habits

  • Builds self-esteem and confidence

  • Fosters caring and supportive relationships between girls and women

  • Encourages girls to give back and connect with community

 

Our curriculum includes:

 

  • Two one hour workouts per week

  • Lively and engaging warm-up activities and games

  • A series of stretching exercises

  • Non-competitive running/walking workouts designed to gradually build endurance to complete the 5k road race distance (3.1 miles)

  • Cool down time for recording progress in training and reading logs

  • A "great book of the day" title featuring female protagonists who are smart, strong and bold

  • The opportunity to learn about and support a local charity

  • The value and reward of setting goals, working towards them, and finally achieving those goals

 

At the end of the six week training season, teams of Fit Girls participate in a local 5k race event which serves as a final goal celebrating both fitness and community. Most local races support important nonprofit organizations and causes. The local race directors will be thrilled to have your team run/walk their race!

What is the Fit Girls Fitness Program?

 

“It's not what the world holds for you. It's what you bring to it."

-L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables