Who We Are
Smart Fit Girls is a program that teaches adolescent girls how to love their bodies by embracing their own strength. During our program, girls participate in exciting activities aimed at improving their self-esteem and body image, and are introduced to resistance training exercises in a fun, group environment.
We’ve been there and know what it’s like to be a young girl. We want to do everything in our power to ensure that adolescent girls learn to love themselves by embracing their personal strengths.
In the News
SFG Wins the 2016 Imagine Colorado Innovation Challenge Grand Prize!
Smart Fit Co-Founders, Chrissy Chard, PhD and Kellie Walters, won a $5,000 grand prize week for their nonprofit Smart Fit Girls in the Imagine Colorado Ideas Showcase.
Find Out More About SFG
Kellie & Chrissy met at Colorado State University while completing their Masters Degrees in the Department of Health and Exercise Science. They quickly became best friends, bonding over wellness, weight lifting and a shared passion for helping women to become the best versions of themselves. Kellie and Chrissy started an online for-profit wellness coaching business for women called Smart Fit Chicks. The more women they coached, the more they began to realize just how prevalent body image and self-esteem issues are. This sparked a conversation between them about why they weren’t intervening earlier. Out of this conversation, Smart Fit Girls was born. And as the saying goes, the rest is history.
Smart Fit Girls is a 10-week after-school program. The curriculum has been intentionally developed and designed to teach adolescent girls how to love their bodies by embracing their own strength. During our program, girls participate in exciting activities aimed at improving their self-esteem and are introduced to resistance training exercises in a fun group environment. During these 10 weeks, girls meet two days a week for two hours each day.
There are two ways to volunteer with us!
❶You can join an existing site as a coach.
If you want to volunteer at an existing site, fill out the Volunteer Application.
❷You can start your own site.
If you are looking to start your own site, go to Start a Site to find the instructions on starting the program in your hometown!
We are currently in need of 3 different types of donations: Funds, In-kind donations and Time.
If you are interested in donating money, you can do so directly through our Paypal account. Our organization is a 501(c)(3) (non-profit) entity, so all donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to donate workout equipment, we always need the following: dumbbells, fitballs, yoga mats, resistance bands and medicine balls. For more information about in-kind donations, go to Contact Info, fill out the Contact form, and we will get back to you within 48 hours.
If you are interested in donating your time, go to the Volunteer page.
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