“My biggest takeaway from this program was my ability to use my voice and open up to others. Coming into this program, I was very reserved and had a hard time opening up. I am so glad I was able to create a better version of myself. I really recommend Wellfit Girls.”

– Avery, Naples High School

“I used to doubt myself a lot and almost never do things to my true potential. Going through Wellfit Girls has made such a positive impact on my life! Once I let go of my self doubt I was able to climb two freaking mountains! Wellfit Girls has helped me realize I am a powerful person.”

– Elaine, PACE Center for Girls Lee County

“Before Wellfit Girls I never got too close with people because I did not trust that they would stick with me. I have made the best friendships with the girls I have gotten to know over the past six months. I trust and love each and every one of them. Wellfit Girls is not only my safe space, but it is now my family.”

– Stevie, Naples High School

“Before Wellfit Girls I didn’t have my voice, I didn’t let myself prove my strength and let it be acknowledged. Now, I know the power I can bring to a situation and the support I can provide others and the leaders who support me.”

– Maria, Fort Myers High School

“I am now able to use my voice to stand up for myself and others. I can proudly say I was able to speak out in front of the group to stand up for a friend. It was one of the hardest things I’ve ever had to do, but it has given me the strength and power to know I can continue doing that for others and myself. It has also allowed me to accept myself for who I am and truly love myself and not be so concerned with what others think of me.”

– A.J., Community School of Naples

“Before Wellfit Girls I was shy and kept to myself most of the time. Through this program I have realized my potential is much more than I had originally thought. I learned I can push myself to new limits and get comfortable with getting uncomfortable. Wellfit Girls took me out of my comfort zone and I am forever grateful for this opportunity.”

-Morgan, Fort Myers High School

“Before Wellfit Girls I was alone, insecure and nervous to use my voice. I was constantly doubting myself and the choices I made. Over the past five months I have learned that I am enough and that what I have to say matters. I am proud of who I am and I would not be the person I am today without going through the Wellfit Girls program. As an alumna I will help empower and inspire other girls who feel the same as I did before entering this program.”

– Abby, Community School of Naples

“Before the Wellfit Girls program, I had a lot of negative self talk to myself telling myself I can’t do things but ever since I got in this program I have a lot of positive things coming my way. I feel like I have a new life ahead of me.”

-Dasia, PACE Center for Girls Lee County

“Being a part of Wellfit Girls changed my perspective on life. In Peru I was shown the extreme poverty and injustice. It has shown me to better appreciate my life and the challenges I have faced in my life.”

-Jessica, Naples High School

“This program has taught me to leave behind the fear of rejection as it causes me to lose opportunities in my life. Every Wellfit Girl and leader has encouraged me to embrace my hunger to achieve the impossible and to realize that I have the capability to reach within to go beyond what I ever thought was attainable. I can now move forward in my life without self doubt and with an assured sense of confidence.”

-Madison, Fort Myers High School

“At the beginning of this program I was very shy and had low self confidence but now because of this program I have learned to be more outgoing and have gained self-confidence.”

-Andrea, Palmetto Ridge

“Before Wellfit Girls I was in a very distraught place. I started to not work hard and push people away and moved away from my normal self. I started to doubt my capabilities and not believe in myself like I used to. Throughout the program I learned I had more in me than what I believed and my whole life is lead by my state of mind. Peru showed me that a leaders doesn’t have to be the strongest or fastest, but to be committed and persistent with the goals of the group. Even though I wasn’t the most fit, I was able to lead the group to two summits and that empowers me for the rest of my life to show up boldly and not doubt myself.”

-Karla, Fort Myers High School

“Before Wellfit Girls I was very negative on myself and everything I did. After Wellfit Girls I know if I tell myself I can do something I will be able to do it.”

-Lauren, Gulf Coast High School

“Before Wellfit Girls I felt like I had no one and that I was not enough. I felt like no one understood the way I thought. I was not confident in myself and felt like I couldn’t trust anyone because of how many times I had been hurt. After Wellfit Girls I have been able to see how powerful and empowering I am to myself and others. I have learned how to love myself and be comfortable with the uncomfortable. I learned how to appreciate every moment and every pain because it is only temporary. Wellfit Girls has changed my life forever.”


“Thanks to Wellfit Girls I have learned the power and importance of being a leader along with learning the steps I can take to be the most effective leader possible.”

-Carly, Fort Myers High School

“This amazing program has helped me grow so much. My time in Peru has given me the chance to meet other girls, become more confident, and develop both leadership and life skills to use throughout my life.”

-Sara, Naples High School

“The entire process was not easy and I don’t think every event I face will be, but I know I have the tools, the strength and confidence to fight through the temporary, rather than dwell in whatever makes me comfortable and doesn’t serve my growth as a person.”


“Wellfit Girls has taught me to look within myself and learn who I really am. Most importantly a group can make a huge difference in this world. Before Wellfit Girls I was quiet when in groups and now I am not afraid to share my opinions or beliefs.”

-Elena, Barron Collier High School

“The trip to Peru was one of the best experiences in my life. Treking and climbing mountains I never thought I would be able to do. Turns out I can and I am capable of anything I put my mind to.”


“Before Wellfit Girls I was shy, insecure and always felt alone. I wasn’t sure what my purpose in life was. I wasn’t even sure there was one. I wanted so badly to have friends who loved me for who I was, however I didn’t know how to make those friends. During Wellfit Girls I learned how to be there for others and be a friend. I learned how to not only love and accept others but how to love and accept myself. The trip to Peru showed me how much I can impact others and the endless possibilities that are available to me once I step out of my comfort zone and take a chance. I am so grateful for Wellfit Girls. I am surrounded by friends who love me for who I am. I would recommend this program to any girl, no matter what journey in life she is on.”

-Alexa, Lorenzo Walker