Girls today live in a society filled with the unrelenting pressures of social media and reality television; outlets that continually reinforce the idea that they are not enough. We want girls to be strong and confident people who possess the tools needed to nurture healthy self-esteem. Creating an atmosphere where girls can connect, express themselves, and celebrate what makes them unique is why we created Fit Club for Girls. We want girls to know that they can define their own ideas of success and beauty and we want girls to feel comfortable with themselves and confident in their abilities.
Designed for ages 9 to 12 and led by Kerry McCormick, this interactive program combines games and active play with conversations about general health, nutrition, mind/body awareness, and body image. Activities include age-appropriate:
- weight training
- cardio drills
- interval and circuit training
- team building
In episode three of Quest, Redeana Villeneuve and Kerry McCormick join us to discuss our Fit Club for Girls youth program. We reflect on the program’s early days, discuss its evolution over the years, and talk about how the program is run today.
About Kerry McCormick
Kerry is a health coach, personal trainer, group fitness instructor, and yoga teacher. Her approach to health is holistic; encompassing physical, mental, and spiritual elements. Her education and experience have allowed Kerry to work with youth, seniors, and law enforcement in addition to personal training with clients one-on-one and leading group fitness classes. Her enthusiasm for health and fitness has taken her to Bali where she earned her vinyasa yoga certification and to Mexico where she led group fitness classes and worked as a personal trainer for five years. Kerry is an advocate for healthy living as a way for people to make positive changes in their life and improve well-being.