Thursday, March 31, 2016

Spring 2016 information

Registration for our Spring 2016 season will begin at 9am on April 1!  We are ready to get going on our FIFTH year at the Village School and look forward to another fun, rewarding, healthy season! 

The program will run from April 26-June 7.  The program trains the Fit Girls to complete a 5k race at the conclusion of the program, and includes reading and community service as part of the curriculum. The program will begin Tuesday, April 26 and will  meet on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 2:45-4:00pm.  Participation on both days is required as the curriculum and training is much more beneficial and effective when there is a commitment to both days.  There is no Fit Girls if there is no school or a half day, and we will meet RAIN or SHINE.

Participation in Fit Girls involves running/walking at each session. It is important the girls who participate are willing to work toward that fitness goal so please have a conversation with your daughter about her willingness and desire to sign up to ensure she is excited about the program, and to ensure this a a choice and commitment she would like to make!  Girls should be committed to fully participating to the best of their own individual ability each week.  For the program to be beneficial, it's important for the girls to be vested in putting forth their best selves in both the running and curriculum pieces of the program.

We will be drawing up a contract with the girls the first week regarding effort, participation, preparation and behavior during Fit Girls so expectations are clear for Fit Girls, parents, and volunteer coaches.

Fit Girls needs active and enthusiastic parents to help on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays.  Our group size is dependent on the number of volunteers we have for safety reasons.  Parent volunteers may be asked to lead group conversations, take attendance or monitor early dismissal/late runners, act as a partner during practice, supervise/monitor Fit Girls runs, etc.  All volunteers must have an up to date CORI form and fingerprinting on file, and commit to attending throughout the season.  Prior running experience is not required...only a commitment to the Fit Girls MHD mission!  Volunteers are asked to commit to attending at least one day per week, maintaining a consistent and regular schedule (i.e., attending every Tuesday for 6 weeks).  Please let us know if you have any questions!

The Fit Girls will participate in the 5th Annual Run for the Fund that starts and finishes at Devereux Beach.  The race will be held on Sunday, June 5 at 9am.  Please mark your calendars now!

Enrollment is expected to fill and is capped for safety and liability.  If registration fills, we will start a waiting list for interested participants.  No exceptions can be made so please register early!  The registration fee is $75.  Scholarships are available.  Please contact us at for more information.

T-Shirt Sizing
Please use the attached chart to choose the correct sizing for your daughter's Fit Girls shirt.  We order based on the size chosen during registration and therefore exchanges can be difficult!  Please note there is an XS available that is not included in the sizing chart.  It is safe to assume that the A-Width is 13".

To register:

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Spring 2016 Volunteers Needed

Spring Fit Girls season is just around the corner!  Without the time and energy of our parent volunteers, Fit Girls is not possible, so we are beginning our recruitment for the coming season.   Volunteers assist with small group discussions and helping to coach the running groups, though no experience is necessary!  All you need is some excitement about what Fit Girls brings to our girls!  We ask that volunteer coaches commit to a minimum of one day per week, attending the same day each of the 6 weeks of the program.  Having a set schedule allows us the opportunity to plan discussion groups and training groups and most importantly, to know we have enough adults each day to run a safe and effective program.

We will begin this session on April 26 and will run until June 7.  The Run for the Fund is our goal race, which will be held on June 5 at 9am.  If you can volunteer, please complete the following link as soon as possible.  The number of volunteers we have is directly correlated to the number of girls that can participate so it’s important for us to get our volunteers lined up in advance of registration.

All volunteers must have completed CORI and fingerprinting complete prior to the session beginning.

To register to volunteer, please complete the following form: