An Ancestors’ Challenge with a FitSpirit Flavour
My name is Élisabeth Lagacé, or Éli to those who know me well. After my initial visit to Indigenous territory in Opitciwan and Mashteuiatsh last August with the Ancestors’ Challenge, the team at the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) suggested that we duplicate the experience in the fall, but with a new wrinkle: a moment under the FitSpirit banner for girls in high school. True to form, I immediately said yes!
FitSpirit at the Ancestors’ Challenge
Our colleague Élisabeth took take part in the Ancestors' Challenge in the communities of Opitciwan, on the banks of the majestic Gouin Reservoir, and Mashteuiatsh, on the west shore of Lac-Saint-Jean at the end of August! Find out what she had the chance to experience, and what she remembers about it, here.
Thank you to our Builder and Committed partners
FitSpirit would like to thank its Builder and Committed partners whose generosity allows thousands of teenage girls to participate in its program offered in high schools throughout the regions of Quebec.
Léane is not the Sporting Type
Léane is 14. Both her parents work full-time. Come summer, they go swimming at their friends’ place. Which pretty much sums up the family’s relationship with physical activity. With the exception of her brother, who plays hockey during winter and soccer during the summer. Sometimes, Léane goes to watch him play.
A special thanks to our generous donors
Thanks to the support of many partners, FitSpirit celebrated its 15th anniversary last spring. For this occasion, FitSpirit would like to thank its partners who help ensure the success of its various projects and events.
FitSpirit announces the arrival of its Executive Director
FitSpirit is pleased to announce the nomination of Julie Meloche as Executive Director.
FitSpirit and the FÉÉPEQ Join Forces!
We are proud to announce that the Fédération des éducateurs et éducatrices physiques enseignants du Québec (The Quebec Federation of Physical Education Teachers, or the FÉÉPEQ) is now a partner of FitSpirit!
The Pre-Race Breakfast
If you want to know what to put in your breakfast before a sports activity of long duration, it's here!
Pre-Workout Meal and Snack Suggestions
Don't know what to eat before training? Check out some meal and snack ideas here!
Staying Hydrated During Winter
As the temperature goes down, so does thirst. But that doesn’t mean we should cut down on fluids. The body loses water when we sweat, breathe and go to the bathroom. And since cold weather stimulates urine production, we actually lose more water this way in winter. Proper hydration is important to keep you feeling good and performing your best during physical activity.
3 Tips for Injecting More Veggies Into Your Diet
Do you want to reduce your environmental footprint by eating less meat? Do you simply not like meat and want to switch to plant-based sources of protein? Whatever your reasons may be, these three tips will help you cut your meat consumption in a healthy way.
3 Tips for Winter Fun Without Feeling Cold
Winter is definitely here and people who are sensitive to cold (like me!) may be tempted to stay indoors under the covers instead of working out in the great outdoors. But to enjoy all that the season has to offer (and get some vitamin D at the same time) it’s good to get out of the house and get some exercise in the sun. Here are three tips for keeping warm while doing winter sports!
Turn Your Ramen Soup into a Nutritious Meal
A ramen soup for lunch is definitely comforting! Unfortunately, ramen is not really a complete meal. If you have just ramen soup for lunch, you may run out of energy in the afternoon. Find out how to make it more nutritious and filling!
Recovery: The Key to Optimizing Your Performance!
During training, we loose water and minerals in our sweat, we spend energy and require repeated and intense efforts from our muscles. Therefore, after a workout it is essential to restore all of these elements.
Eating Right During The Pandemic
The COVID-19 shutdown has had a huge impact on our lifestyle, including what we eat. It’s not always easy to deal with. Let’s talk food and lockdown.
3 Easy Steps to Choose the Perfect Sports Bra
The sports bra is an essential article of clothing for physically active girls. You don’t need to wear one but girls often find that they’re more comfortable when they wear one during sports. Here are some tips for choosing it.
The 5th edition of the FitSpirit Father/Daughter Ball raised $396,341!
FitSpirit is proud to announce that the 5th edition of the Father/Daughter Ball, which took place on Saturday, April 17, raised an outstanding $396,341 in support of our cause.
2021 FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge: 31 influential women and Sun Life join this unique event!
FitSpirit is proud to unveil its latest group of leaders: 31 influential businesswomen from across Quebec, all joining forces for the 4th edition of the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge, to be held next August 14 and 15.
Fillactive reçoit une subvention du Fonds d’aide au sport de Bon départ
En septembre, la Fondation Bon départ de Canadian Tire a annoncé le lancement du Fonds d’aide au sport de 8 millions $ en vue d’aider les organisations sportives et récréatives à continuer d’offrir des programmes en 2020 et au-delà.