2021 The Power of Play
As early as 10 years of age, girls begin to become more sedentary, their activity levels dropping as much as 83 percent as they transition through adolescence.
By age 14, only 1 in 10 girls are doing enough physical activity to benefit their health, compared with roughly twice the number of boys of the same age.
FITGirl, Inc partners with local colleges and universities (Creighton, UNO, CSM, Midland) to deliver an engaging and impactful program every week! We feel female athletes make great role models for adolescent girls by promoting physical activity and involvement in sports, confidence, a strong work ethic, and emphasizing the importance of education.
The goals of the weekly curriculum are for girls to:
Become more physically active, working their way up to getting 60 minutes of exercise a day…and staying active for life!
Develop and maintain self-respect, self-confidence, and a positive self-image.
Understand the connection between mind and body.
Internalize the message that there is no one “ideal” body type.
Begin to understand the consequences of and explore alternatives to health-risk behaviors.
Gain developmentally appropriate knowledge of nutrition and the health benefits of physical activity.
Increase their motivation to participate in sports and other kinds of physical activity.
Be able to respond positively to peer pressure.
Accept and respect others.
Build positive relationships with adult facilitators and the peers in the group.
Build leadership skills and serve as role models for other girls to get physically active.
Learn how to set goals and work towards achieving them.
The curriculum consists of weekly empowerment lessons accompanied with physical activities, discussion questions, facilitator tips, and healthy snacks.
The lessons focus on helping girls explore important issues in their lives, helping them to build a positive self-image and motivating them to develop an interest in sports and other kinds of physical activity. The lessons also help girls discover how they interact with the world around them, and aims to empower them to affect change in their own lives and the lives of others in their communities.
Bullying, Nutrition, Body Image, Diversity, Teamwork, Kindness, Difficult Feelings, Self Care, Digital Media Smarts, Confidence!
The cost is $95 offered 2x week. If your child participates in free or reduced lunch at school, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and request a scholarship application.
Limited class size of 30 students. We will continue to follow covid-19 guidelines and request students wear a mask during class and will take temperature prior to start of class.
Spring 2021 Session for Girls 8-11 Years
March 14-April 15th (Thursday 6-7PM and Sunday 4-5PM)
FITGirl, Inc | 800 N Front Street | Waterloo, NE 68069
*Short drive from Omaha on Dodge or Maple. Dining area with wi-fi for parents to work, read, play pool or just relax while waiting.
Registration Link – Click Here.