September 2019 – April 2020
Leaders in Fitness Training (LIFT)
We are now accepting applications for our NEW Leaders in Fitness Training program. LIFT is an eight-month fitness and wellness focused program for 9th grade girls in Collier County. LIFT culminates with a 7-day expedition to North Carolina during Collier County’s Spring Break in March.
Wellfit Girls Empowers Teen Girls To Climb High In All Areas Of Life
Wellfit Girls is committed to providing unique and meaningful leadership, fitness and empowerment programs for teen girls in Collier and Lee County. Our comprehensive youth development model is designed to build resiliency and deepen relationships with youth through fitness & leadership training, community service, cultural immersion experiences, outdoor adventures & experiential learning opportunities. Girls have the choice to participate in any or all of our programs for as little as three weeks or for as long as four years.
Each program concludes with a domestic expedition that guides teens through a combination of physical, mental and interpersonal challenges designed to prepare them mentally, physically and emotionally to overcome past, present and future obstacles. The struggles they will experience on the mountain will correlate to life struggles they may currently have or may have in future years. They will learn they can accomplish anything they put their mind to. The goal is to inspire and empower each girl while nurturing and developing each girl’s individual leadership style. We are building strong women to be our future leaders. We believe you cannot have transformation without tension.
Each program is designed to help girls overcome self-esteem issues and learn coping mechanisms as well as social entrepreneurship, leadership and communication skills. The girls workout with a personal trainer, learn yoga and have weekly leadership sessions. The girls are asked to dig deep in terms of who they are now and the person they want to become. The idea is that you are not BORN a warrior, but you GROW into one!
A Full-length Documentary of the Orginal Wellfit Girls
In 2014, the entire journey was filmed as a feature length documentary, but Wellfit Girls is more than just a movie, it’s a movement. The hope is for the film to have a global impact, sharing the mentality that women and girls can change the world.
These girls have incredible stories to share, stories that will inspire other teens across the country and all over the world. From depression and anxiety to self-harm and abuse, body issues and poverty, the film touches on several key issues facing our youth today.
July 24, 2019
Open House Night | 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Join us on Wednesday, July 24 at Neubek Photographers Gallery for an informational Open House event. This is an opportunity to learn about our new programs, meet coaches & program directors, get scholarship information and hear from alumni.
Fort Myers High School
Community School of Naples
PACE Center for Girls Lee County
Wellfit Girls Program Parent
Wellfit Girls 2017
Wellfit Girls 2017
Wellfit Girls 2017
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