Statistics on inactivity show that one out of two girls give up sports when they hit puberty. Moreover, that trend takes a dramatically downward turn between the ages of 12 and 17, since 9 girls out of 10 do not meet Canadian exercise guidelines by the time they graduate from high school.
Founded in 2007 by Claudine Labelle, FitSpirit is a non-profit organization based in Quebec whose mission is getting teenage girls to be active for life by creating unforgettable experiences for them and building a community of inspirational, committed individuals around them.
Rolled out as an extracurricular activity, FitSpirit supports high schools in developing a varied program of physical activities that corresponds to the needs and preferences of girls between the ages of 12 and 17. In other words, FitSpirit is the high school women's non-competitive multi-sport team.
schools were involved in the program during the 2021-2022 school year
extracurricular activity participants during the 2021-2022 school year
girls introduced to the importance of sports and physical activity since 2007