If you have a tween girl, or remember that phase, you’ll remember how painful that period of their lives is. Many young girls are already unhappy with their bodies, especially as they change. Some deal with bullying, and mean girls or low self esteem, and many are unsure how to ‘fit in’. All of them, all of our girls, need to find their inner awesome somehow. Every one of our children can use a boost in confidence. And exercise, something many of our kids do not get enough of, not only contributes to a healthy body, but a healthy mind as well. Sole Girls is an Empowerment Program aimed at girls aged 8-12, which is a crucial time in a girl’s development. They will not only discuss body image, meet mentors who will guide them, and make new friends, but there are games, dance parties AND they train mentally and physically to run a 5K fun run. You better believe these girls are darn proud of themselves after completing the 5K!
The Fall semester is starting this week, and there are still spaces available at all locations!
Sole Girls believes that healthy, happy girls make strong, successful leaders and stronger communities!
What is included in the registration package?
• 9 weeks of Sole Girls curriculum developed by marathoner and trained NCCP athletics coach Ashley Wiles (She’s a fab inspiration for everyone!)
• Professional coaching certified with High 5 and CPR/First Aid (Red Cross certification).
• Lesson Workbooks and all program materials
• Sole Girls T-shirt
• Police screened coaches.
• Ongoing support from the coaches.
• 9th week recognition party – after the run!
• Awards for all of the girls that recognize achievement, effort, and uniqueness!
• A fun, social, supportive and interactive atmosphere.
• New self-confidence, new friends, positive and healthy living ideas, new problem solving skills!
And the fee?
$295 + (GST, race fees)
Where are the programs located?
Programs are scheduled to run in North Van, East Van, West Van, South Surrey, Kits, Coquitlam, Squamish, and Kelowna. Day and time vary between locations, check the website for further details.
What fun run will you be participating in?
This year we will be training for the MEC Creepy Creek 5km on Oct 31st! Wear your costumes!
Sign up for the run at http://events.mec.ca/node/42306 mention: SOLE GIRLS
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Better yet, register and join us!
I have my own preteen, and I know how amazing and scary is can be all at once. Navigating friends, homework, school, a social life, activities, mean girls, playground bullies, media influence and fashion trends, finding yourself and the confidence to be yourself can be overwhelming sometimes, and more positive support during this time is always welcome. Amy is very excited to be joining Sole Girls this semester, and we’d love for you to follow her journey here on the blog where she will share what she’s learned, and her journey towards her goals.