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U.B.U. Girls Active Wellness 10-week Program

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The Bridge- Advanced Sports Therapy

2055 Premier Way

#109

Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0G2

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U.B.U. The Program:

U.B.U. stands for “You be you,” emphasizing the need for girls to be themselves and not second-guess it. It’s a confusing time as a tween-early teen and studies show that girls are participating less, on average, in classroom conversations, leadership opportunities, and physical activity. Having girls shy away from speaking up for themselves, proving their abilities, and being less active is taking a huge toll on girls’ self-confidence and resulting in life-altering results: obesity, depression, promiscuity, anxiety, school challenges (i.e., low grades, reduced interest, bullying, etc.) and more.

U.B.U is a 10-week progressive program (NOT a drop in) that builds self-confidence through health-focused, mental wellness, and physical activities. Participants will be those who identify as female between the ages of 11-14 in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park, and Fort Saskatchewan area. In a positive, inclusive, empowering atmosphere, the girls will be coached once a week through a variety of physical, mental, social, emotional, and leadership activities by trained and certified instructors. Each week will have its own set of goals and objectives touching on how deeply connected the mind and body are. U.B.U. will help the girls realize how physical activity can directly impact her mood, ability to connect with others, and overall self-confidence.

See www.u-b-u.ca for more information


2018 U.B.U. Program Dates & Themes:

Week 1 - Set Intentions: April 18 **NOTE - This week runs for 2 hours - 6-8 p.m.**
Building stress-busting, mindful tools through writing & learning how to be more active by starting with injury prevention
Week 2 - Find You: April 25
Stepping away from peer pressure by learning more about self through journaling and running
Week 3 - Brain Matters: May 2
Understanding brain’s fight or flight tendencies to develop emotional & physical coping techniques through presentation and yoga
Week 4 - Get Moving: May 9
Learning how to make physical activity a lifestyle choice rather than a fad by trying out some running drills
Week 5 - Connect: May 16
Highlighting damaging self-talk, demonstrating unknown connections with group members, and diving into our online persona (Internet dangers/usage best practices)
Week 6 - Belonging: May 23
Displaying the similarities within the group through discussion, photography, and group exercises to show that even if it we feel alone in our thoughts, others likely feel the same way
Week 7 - Build Supports: May 30
Exploring the important elements of teamwork through exercise: expressing gratitude; when to lead and when to follow; being supportive; not being critical, etc.
Week 8 - Try: June 6
Reducing the fear of “something new” by testing out unchoreographed movements—flipping it into excitement for opportunities ahead
Week 9 - Lead: June 13
Developing unique leadership style, owning it and being authentic to self though small group nature walk/scavenger hunt
Week 10 - Celebration Run: June 20 **NOTE - This week runs for 2 hours - 6-8 p.m. & Parents are invited to join in running and/or cheer their daughers' on**
Honouring those who helped in our journey and celebrating our personal achievements with a victory run and wrap-up party


FAQs

Are there age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, the participants will all be youth who identify as female between the ages of 11-14.

Will I get a refund for a class if I miss one?

No. This is a progressive program with each class building off of the last one. The fee is for all 10 sessions and I am unable to break up the fee or refund any missed classes. I hope you can make all 10. It will be worth it!

Will there be photos taken during the sessions of the participants in the program?

I will be taking photos during the sessions to potentially post online on social media or on the website u-b-u.ca
Once you register your daughter here, I will provide you with consent forms about the social media and photography and waivers ackowledging the physical nature of the program (all levels of ability are welcome). If you choose not to consent to having your daughter's photo in any of the publicly posted items, I will just ensure her face is not included in any images used online. Social media is used just as a way to help me spread the word out to a greater number of people about U.B.U. and its effectiveness. Please feel free to "like" and share posts you see about it.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is a lot of parking around The Bridge facility of businesses that will be closed by the time the program starts. Parents will be asked not to hang around The Bridge while the sessions are going on, as the business will still be taking regular physio patients while U.B.U. uses its upstairs/mezzanine space. Millennium Place is across the street, where you can take on your own fitness goals while you wait!

What should the participants bring to the program sessions?

Please dress for the weather. It’s easiest to bring/wear layers, as our weather is inconsistent, but we’d like to use the outdoors as much as possible during our warmer months and get the benefits of fresh air and nature.
Wear appropriate footwear. Runners are best as we will be doing activities that include running, dancing, relays, hopping etc.

The easiest way to pick clothing is by knowing the participants will be moving each class and should assume they’ll sweat. Each week’s physical activities will vary in intensity and duration, but dress for the most movement and you’ll be safe.

The girls will not be permitted to do some activities if their footwear or clothing is not appropriate for the movements required.

Girls should bring a water bottle each time. Please don’t bring drinks other than water. They can refill water at The Bridge. Kids dehydrate faster than adults, therefore water is essential during activity!

If your child has a puffer to improve her breathing during physical activity, she needs to bring it to every session and have it on her wherever we go.

If your child has a food or insect bite allergy that requires an epipen, she must have it on her at all times wherever we go.

Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray etc. will not be provided, so please bring and/or apply before coming to if you feel it’s necessary for an outdoor session (the program outline will indicate days we plan to go outside).

There won’t be time during the sessions to have a snack, so please be sure the girls are fed before coming to each session.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please send an email to U.B.U.Programinfo@gmail.com well before the 6 p.m. start time of a session if I need to be prepared for something that day.

What's the refund policy?

I can only honour refunds up to 30 days before the program's start date (March 18, 2018) as the sessions have professional speakers coming and program outlines expecting 12 girls to be there every time. It would be too hard to fill a spot with less than a month's notice.

The fee is for 10 classes at $15 each, plus the Eventbrite user fee = $157.43

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The Bridge- Advanced Sports Therapy

2055 Premier Way

#109

Sherwood Park, AB T8H 0G2

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

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