Meet your FITGIRL Instructors
Cheri has two teenage daughters and is very familiar with the bullying, poor communication skills, and false satisfaction and lack of fulfillment girls experience when comparing themselves to others. Social media is now proven to cause depression and obesity in young girls and is a global epidemic. Cheri created this camp to help girls get back to the basics, find their true selves and provide tools that equip them with the knowledge and confidence to make decisions based on what is right, not what everyone else is doing.
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Aubrey has been involved with Complete Transformation Magazine’s, Seeking Self Love Tour that visits local schools speaking with teenage girls about bullying, body image and self-esteem. During the five day FITGIRL camp, Aubrey will provide opportunities for the girls to grow and develop skills needed to become confident, respectable and active. Her course focuses on inner dialogue, self esteem, communication and friendships.
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Brent is very aware of the struggles young girls face with body image and beauty. As a father to one daughter and step-father to a teenage daughter, Brent will focus on activities and training that not only encourage the girls to see exercise as a lifestyle but show them it’s not about the size or shape of your body, it’s about being the healthiest you can be and feeling wonderful and energetic all the time. Brent will show the girls proper warm up’s, correct stances and give them routines they can continue to work on long after camp is over. Brent is one of the most energetic and fun fitness instructors in Omaha, NE and will have the girls laughing and smiling through the entire camp!
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Lora will instruct the yoga and meditation classes and provide the girls with an understanding of Mindful living. The buzz word Mindful Living is defined several ways. From Lora’s experience of practice, it has opened the door to presence. Time has expanded. Daily, LOVE lives louder. Fear, anxiety and depression lessen. The reason is simple. In the present moment we remember that only love is real. Future story telling and anxiety ceases. Past story telling and depression quiets. Even if it is for just a single Mindful Moment, the breath is found. Those moments build and soon you realize that you are living a MINDFUL LIFE.
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Jeannie will teach each FITGIRL the principles of eating and cooking healthy, juicing, and empower her to make better choices by choosing the right snacks and use nutrition to help correct some of the side effects of various health issues kids experience today. All meals will be prepared in advance by Jeanne and she will explain the benefits of each food item as well as how certain foods help provide more energy, improve skin, enhance performance and prevent illness.
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Amie will be discussing with the FITGIRL camp personal branding: Exploring and learning the importance of finding, and building, your own personal brand and how to confidently share it with the world. How Media and Marketing can influence choices girls make and will also discuss the posting of selfies and when is it ok to jump into social media like Twitter, Snapchat and Instagram. Click here to learn more about Smart Girl Style.
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On top of having the best of the best in Omaha teaching young girls empowerment and confidence daily,
CTM has partnered with additional guest speakers that will focus their talks on
self defense, beauty, personal branding, acceptance and team building.
Meet your FITGIRL Guest Speakers
TIGER ROCK ACADEMY: The mission of Tiger-Rock is to empower students by enriching their personal, artistic, and professional lives through Tiger-Rock training. While providing students with the various benefits resulting from highly functional training, Tiger-Rock believes the highest purpose of our programs is to prepare students for the responsibilities of citizenship. Tiger-Rock will be showing the girls how to identify potential danger, act with confident independence to get to safety, and if necessary know how to physically protect themselves.
WOGG WORKS: Owners Walt and Chris Vosicka are doing what they love and love what they are doing. Both Chris and Walt are certified as ACA kayak instructors and with the Red Cross in CPR and First Aid. And while the owners of WoggWorks Kayaking are certainly more than qualified to teach and develop kayaking skills, it is their love of paddling, the water and nature that makes this husband-wife team so successful in what they do.
Safety is paramount at WoggWorks and life jackets are mandatory. Girls will learn proper paddling techniques and experience the serenity and peace that water can provide and leave with a greater appreciation and respect for nature.
MOXIE SALON: Salon owner and mother to 5 girls her own, Tara Seng knows plenty about the struggles young girls face with beauty and body image. Tara and her team want to help each girl feel beautiful in their own skin and will teach each girl quick day hair styles, proper hair hygiene, how to get beauty waves and using a flat iron without ruining their hair.
SAMANTHA BARTELS: Being a licensed esthetician for 9 years, specializing in skin care and make-up, Samantha has always had a strong passion for Beauty. Being a mother of a 7 year old girl, Samantha see’s first hand the struggles girls go through trying to live up to the ‘perceived’ beautiful young girls on television and in magazines. She is a firm believer of “beauty comes from within” but also teaches makeup tricks a young girl can use to make herself feel confident, comfortable and enhance her beauty from the outside as well. Sam has extensive experience with bridal make up , airbrushing, prom glamour and provides make up lessons where she is employed. Samantha will show and discuss how to naturally take good care of skin, how to apply make up that enhances their features and discuss how much is too much when applying makeup at a young age.
MICHELLE HOMME: Is a published author and energetic speaker, bringing her personal experiences, life-oriented stories, and inspirational message to everyone she meets. She has a degree in Political Science and is married with three sons. Her women empowerment group, The G.I.F.T.™ has 75 members and is heading into its 4th year. Michelle also writes quotes about life, change, and love and is nearing the completion of releasing her podcast as well. In addition, she will start writing her second book this fall.
Michelle will help the girls stop comparing themselves to one another. Girls (and women) need to be reminded of their own great qualities and natural beauty, stop comparing themselves to their peers, and stop looking for what they are lacking instead of what they possess. She will help the girls stop being afraid of who they really are and be confident in all that they can be. More information on Michelle’s programs can be found at www.constantchangetoday.com.
KELLY ADAIR: Kelly made her entry into the health and fitness industry in 1998. With over 30% bodyfat, she felt lifeless and insecure so she hid behind big and baggy shirts. Kelly knew there was a healthy body hiding somewhere beneath the layers of fat, she just lacked the support and blueprint to accomplish the goal of being healthy and fit. She made the decision stop the downward spiral. Rejecting the notion that losing confidence, gaining weight and wearing elastic-waisted pants was just part of the aging process, Kelly joined the gym, and from that moment on made the commitment to adapt a healthy, fit lifestyle and change her life – forever.
She is Certified Personal Trainer through the American Council on Exercise and certified Les Mills Bodypump instructor. Kelly has been promoting health and fitness worldwide with the Changes That Last A Lifetime program through Abbott Laboratories. She jumped into the competition arena at age 43 finishing in the top 4 of the NANBF Central Midwest Championships and the NPC Grand Prix Championship, Chicago. A pinnacle moment in her life was standing next to Oprah Winfrey sharing her message with the audience on the stage of the “Oprah Winfrey Show!”
Kelly is the proud mother of daughter, Alexa, and is cherishing her new role as Grandma, which she describes as more scrumptious than cookie dough! Passion is the one word she uses to describe how she feels about helping other people discover the benefits of exercise, healthy eating, and cultivating inner strength. Kelly profoundly understands the immense amount of courage it takes for someone to take the first step. She wants to help FITGIRL’s find their courage and confidence to do whatever their heart desires and ignore the naysayers and non-believers. Her attitude is NEVER SURRENDER. Kelly is excited to be part of Omaha’s first Orangetheory Fitness studio and is ready to paint the town Orange! Orange Theory is proudly sponsoring Kelly’s message at the FITGIRL camp in July.
ANNA PETERS: Anna Peters is an ESL (English Second Language) teacher with Omaha Public Schools. She has 20 years of experience teaching elementary, middle and high school students. She has been married to Robert Peters for 19 years. They have one daughter, Hannah, who is 18 years old and ready to start college in the fall. Anna also has quite a bit of experience participating in pageants over the last 15 years. Recently, she placed 1st runner up in the 2013 Mrs. Nebraska-America pageant, and won interview and community service awards. She says, “Pageants are not just about winning the crown or the glitz and glamour. It’s also about finding your voice in issues you feel strongly about, gaining self-confidence in who you are and feeling comfortable in your own skin and helping others in your community.”
Growing up Korean-American, Anna struggled with identity and always felt she was different than her friends and peers. Anna will talk to the girls about embracing their true identity, being proud of who they are and where they came from and empower them to reach out to other girls who are of a different race, origin and nationality and let them know they are amazing and loved regardless of how they look, talk and live.
For more information about FITGIRL 2015 Teen Empowerment Camp, visit www.fitgirlomaha.com. Registration now open for the July 20-24th camp at Lake Zorinsky.