Girls Groups -After School Program

Location:

Bloor West Village: 360 Windermere Ave


Start Date

Sept 25, 2018 (8 week sessions). Can join midway through. Girls continue through year.


Times:

Tweens (age 8-11) - Tuesdays  6-7pm 

                                 Thursday 6-7pm

Teens (age 12-16) - Tuesdays  7.15-8.45pm

                                 Thursdays 7.15-8.45pm


Session Dates:

Tuesday

Fall Session: Sept 25 -Nov 13, 2018

Winter Session: Dec 4 - Feb 5, 2019 ( no session Dec 25 or Jan 1)

Spring Session: Feb 19- April 16, 2019 ( no session March 12)


Thursday

Fall Session: Sept 27-Nov 15, 2018

Winter Session: Dec 6 - Feb 7, 2019 ( no class Dec 27 or Jan 3)

Spring Session: Feb 19 - April 16, 2019 ( no session March 14)



 

What We Do

The top reasons past members have said they love this group is because: you meet great people and make new friends, get fit and learn about your body, can speak your mind and not be judged, you learn how to deal with situations in your life, its a safe place to share your thoughts and ideas and get input.   


The group starts in September/October and runs throughout the year and is split into 8 week sessions (mainly to make payment more reasonable). Girls can join at any time and stay for as long as they like - some of our members have been with us for over 2 years and some come for only an 8 week session and then move on to try something else, either way is fine. You get what you get out of being a part of this group. The group provides the most important things we think girls need; 


  • strategies to being happy & positive,
  • techniques to stay calm and reduce stress and anxiety, 
  • assertiveness training, 
  • creating and building relationships
  • learning empathy and listening skills,
  • understanding ways to improve self esteem and body image, 
  • an understanding of nutrition and leading a fit and healthy lifestyle.
  • exercise & fitness.   


But it is soooooo much more than providing information; the group develops into something very special which revolves around learning, supporting each other, improving fitness together, being nonjudgemental, discussing situations and growing and developing ourselves. As leaders we try to move back and encourage the girls to decide how they want to run it and decide what they want to learn, discuss and do. At their own pace girls have the opportunity of running  and facilitating the sessions and bringing their own ideas up for discussion or create fitness routines to share. Our goal is to grow in understanding and we do this by realizing that there is a wealth of wisdom and experience that can be shared. Each week is different, each week is fun, each week we laugh, we learn and grow and understand ourselves and each other more. The energy created and the direction the group takes depends on who is there and what we feel we all need to grow and move forward. We meet for 1.5hrs (1 hr for the Tweens), which is split into a fitness component and activities or discussions surrounding a multitude of important topics. The objective of this course is for girls to go away feeling energized after good physical activity and positive and in control after group discussions or individual self analysis. This is a place where girls can feel comfortable sharing daily issues relating to school, friendships, parents, siblings etc in a non judgemental environment where they can get positive useful guidance they can use in resolving issues.   

Cost

Tweens 8 week session $200 +hst ($25 per class)

Teens 8 week session $240 +hst ($30 per class)

Bloor West Location

360 Windermere Ave, Toronto, Ontario M6S 3L4, Canada

Beaches Location

975 Kingston Rd, Toronto, Ontario M4E 1T1, Canada