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Naples, Fla., August 16, 2018 –  Wellfit Girls, a leadership, fitness and empowerment program for teen girls, is hosting an open house event September 19, 2018 from 4:30-6:00 p.m. at House of Gaia located at 1660 Trade Center Way, Suite 1 in Naples.

The open house is an opportunity for high school girls and their parents to learn program details, ask questions about the application process, hear from alumnae, get scholarship information and meet the coaches and director. Interested participants can download the application at wellfitgirls.org/apply. The application deadline for the 2019 program is Friday, October 12.

“This is a program for any teen girl who wants to gain confidence, find their voice and develop their own unique leadership style,” says Colby Hazewinkel, Executive Director of Wellfit Girls. “Over the course of five-months the girls learn to let go of negative self-talk and fears that hold them back from their greatness and potential to make a difference in the world. We empower them to have difficult conversations, to do something bigger than themselves and most importantly to connect with their peers and ultimately themselves.”

The mission of Wellfit Girls is to inspire, challenge and empower teen girls to climb high in all areas of life through transformational leadership programs. The five-month program, which begins in January, prepares the teens physically and mentally for a life-changing trekking expedition to Peru in June. While there, the girls do community service work, trek above 15,000 feet and visit Machu Picchu, one of the new Seven Modern Wonders of the World.

Wellfit Girls, based in Naples, was founded by Jill Wheeler in 2014. “The girls are challenged to climb high physically and metaphorically at the same time learning that the entire Wellfit Girls journey is training them to climb the mountain ranges they will encounter throughout their lives,” Wheeler says. “We take every opportunity to ground the learning throughout the five months into their everyday lives, preparing them mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually for life’s challenges and opportunities.”

Wellfit Girls offers programs in Naples and Ft. Myers. The groups meet twice weekly after school beginning in January of 2019 with the culminating expedition slated for June 2 to 12, 2019.