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FITGirl, Inc. Presents
The 2016 FITGIRL WINTER WELLNESS EXPO
“A Mother-Daughter Empowerment Experience”
Moms, Mentors, Guardians
THANK YOU TO OUR 2016 FITGIRL, INC.
SPONSORS AND VENDORS
DONORS WHO HELPED MAKE THE EXPO
A HUGE SUCCESS!
“A girl should be two things: who and what she wants.”
“Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”
-Bethany Hamilton, surfer
WHAT IS FITGIRL?
Forming Incredible Teen Girls by Influencing Relationships and Lifestyles.
FITGirl, Inc, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that helps young girls find their greatness within and empower them to embrace their own unique self by equipping them with the tools needed to navigate confidently through their teenage years.
7 in 10 girls believe that they are not good enough or don’t measure up in some way, including their looks, performance in school and relationships with friends and family members. Many girls lack the skills and abilities needed to self-improve so they can develop that certainty and confidence that is required for success and overcoming obstacles in life.
At FITGirl, Inc. we want to help increase a young girl’s awareness in identifying who they are and what they want. We help develop their abilities so they can grow confidently by equipping them with life skills so they can succeed. They learn how to handle difficult situations and people, as well as overcome barriers to achieve goals. Most importantly, we teach them about the importance of eating well with exercise in reducing stress, anxiety, improved focus and mood.
WINTER WELLNESS EXPO
An expo like no-other and first of its kind! This inspiring event will offer self-esteem, confidence building and empowerment workshops, academic coaching, hands-on calming exercises, money management, healthy living, FITGirl class demonstrations and a fashion show with surprise entertainment guests throughout the day.
Teens will have the opportunity to hear from trailblazing women from television, authors, entrepreneurs, activists and star athletes as they all discuss their paths to success. The Expo will arm teens with information and experiences that will help them move more boldly into adulthood and equip them with healthy lifestyle alternatives.
They will learn how to create a healthy body image and uncover fast facts about food and nutrition. They will discover how to create safe and empowering communities, so they can stay safe in life and online. This expo will uplift, encourage and inspire teens and women through education, empowerment, and entertainment.
The importance of a formal education to support the passions and talents of our young people is understood by many. FITGirl envisions a society where every young girl knows she has the potential for greatness and seeks to provide them with the necessary tools to reach their FULL potential. The University of Nebraska at Omaha will be available to field questions from both teen and parent about careers, academics and activities.
Hear trailblazing women: Authors, TV Personalities, Activists, Entrepreneurs, Nutritionists, Fashion Designers, Inspiring Teens, Ms.Nebraska, and Star Athletes discuss their paths to success. Their personal stories of triumph will undeniably inspire young women and their parents to stay focused on their dreams and stay true to who they are. They will discuss topics such as cyber-bullying, self-esteem, and healthy living.
GET UP & GO!
FITGirl, Inc. is all about forming healthy habits to improve life experiences. Teens and their parents can participate in a Hip Hop Dance Class, Bubble Soccer/Ball, Fitness, Rock-Climbing and Yoga!
Holistic Nutrionist, Lisa Garrett, will be on site serving healthy snacks throughout the day and provide a brief presentation on “What it means to be healthy – the Mind, Body, Spirit connection.”
SELF DEFENSE DEMONSTRATION
Micha Yebo, FITGirl Omaha self defense Instructor, will have both teens and mom’s participate in a self-defense class that will instruct on how to protect yourself when in harm’s way.
As Picasso once said, “Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” Creating art is a great way for children and teens to make choices and solve problems. Self expression is an outlet for teens to be creative and not censor what they are feeling and experiencing. Anxiety is part of creativity. The need to get something out. The need to be rid of something, or to get in touch with something within. For many teens, it is often difficult to go through this process with language alone. When a teen is deep into a creative project, her inner beast awakens and jumps onto the page with emotion and sometimes deeply rooted fears.
Teens will have the opportunity to create their own paintings, pottery, floral arrangement, t-shirt, and/or jewelry.
BEAUTY FROM THE INSIDE-OUT SUITE
Lead Stylist, Tara Seng, and Owner of Moxie Salon, a unique and personal salon that specializes in enhancing your personal style through cut, color, hair repair and great lengths extensions, will teach tips on hair care and introduce products that will sure to be a hit! Mom’s! Take a few minutes for yourself. We will have a masseuse on site in our beauty suite to work out all those kinks and knots that go hand and hand with motherhood!
Glam Cam! Natalie Jensen Photography will set up a portrait station for mom and daughter glam shots. When is the last time you took a professional photo with your daughters(s)? A local makeup artist will be on site with a Fun Glam Station! Teens and mom’s learn to highlight their “best” features and discover the star within and without. Let our makeup artists do their thing and then step into our Glam Cam for a memory that will last a lifetime!
MARKETPLACE & PRIZES/GIVEAWAYS
National/Local Sponsors, vendors and retailers will have the opportunity to showcase their services and products all day!
Tickets are sold online only: $20 for mom and daughter, $5 for each additional daughter/guest and includes access to all sessions, gift bags, prizes and giveaways. An entertainment and education experience of this caliber, with the quality of exhibitors, leaders, role models and speakers is valued at over $500.00! Lunch will be available from 11am-2pm for purchase. Come and go all day long – or stay with us all day long!
FITGirl Expo will be held at II Palazzo Venue off 132nd & Fort.
Expo Hours: 10AM – 6PM
***TICKET REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED. THANK YOU AND SEE YOU SATURDAY!***
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