Go Girls! Fitness Support Group

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Go Girls! Fitness Support Group

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Go Girls!  Fitness Support Group

In collaboration with the UVA Fitness Clinic, we developed Go Girls!, a dance-based fitness support group for girls ages 7-18. 

Through this program, we aim to:

  • Introduce girls to exercise in a fun environment where they can meet other girls and support each other.
  • Enable girls to discover and develop enjoyment of exercise.
  • Educate girls and their families about weight-related medical and reproductive issues.
  • Help girls and their families implement healthy lifestyle changes.

 

The group is open to all girls, ages 7-18, and we invite moms, sisters, neighbors, etc. to participate.  We currently meet weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at the KCRC recreation gym located at 2270 Ivy Road, Charlottesville, VA.  In the fall of 2013 we also added a class in Orange!  Our second class also meets weekly on Thursdays from 5:30-6:30 p.m. at UVA's Orange Pediatrics located at 661 University Labe, Suite A, Orange, VA.  The classes include 45 minutes of exercise, primarily Zumba, and 15 minutes of discussion.  If you'd like to be added to the class email list, or find out more information about the program, send an email to the class instructor and program founder, Christine Burt Solorzano, MD, at: cmb6w@virginia.edu.

Go Girls! was recently featured on the UVA Health blog: http://uvahealth.com/blog/index.php/2012/11/27/zumba-at-the-go-girls-support-group-fun-exercise-gets-teens-moving/