From 2017 to 2022, FitSpirit made every effort to continue deepening its understanding of teenage girls' relationship with physical activity by conducting a rigorous evaluation process of its approach.

Working in close collaboration with the University of Montréal, and with the support of the Public Health Agency of Canada, the organization wanted to know the impact of FitSpirit on both participants and partner schools.

FitSpirit is delighted to present this report (in french only), which highlights the key results of this important research project, showing that FitSpirit works!

Library of scientific articles

The FitSpirit approach for increasing physical activity in canadian teenage girls: protocol of a longitudinal, quasi-experimental study
Geneviève Leduc, Jo-Anne Gilbert, Alexandra Ayotte, Nicolas Moreau, Vicky Drapeau, Jean Lemoyne, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jonathan Tremblay & Marie-Eve Mathieu

BMC Public Health volume 21, Article number: 229 (2021)
Published: 28 January 2021
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Better health indicators of FitSpirit participants meeting 24-h movement guidelines for Canadian children and youth
Roseane de Fátima Guimarães, Jo-Anne Gilbert, Jean Lemoyne, Marie-Eve Mathieu

Health Promotion International, Volume 36, Issue 3, June 2021, Pages 836–845

Published: 28 October 2020

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Healthier Lifestyle for Girls Who Accumulate More Years in the FitSpirit School-Based Intervention
Roseane de Fátima Guimarães, PhD, Jo-Anne Gilbert, PhD, Vicky Drapeau, PhD, Marie-Eve Mathieu, PhD

American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine (2020)

Published: October 17, 2020 

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Changes in Lifestyle Habits among Adolescent Girls after FitSpirit Participation

Karine Paiement, Vicky Drapeau, Jo-Anne Gilbert, Jean Lemoyne, Nicolas Moreau, Johana Monthuy-Blanc, Jonathan Tremblay, Valérie Marcil and Marie-Eve Mathieu 

Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 4388

Published: 18 June 2020 

Effects of Extra-curricular Physical Activity Programs on High-school Girls: A Systematic Review
Laura-Maude Houle, Jo-Anne Gilbert, Karine Paiement, Alexandra Ayotte, Marie-Eve Mathieu

Posted April 29, 2020

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Tracing Adolescent Girls' Motivation Longitudinally: From FitClub Participation to Leisure-Time Physical Activity
Julie-Anne Laroche, Stephanie Girard, Jean Lemoyne

Perceptual and Motor Skills, Vol 126, Issue 5, 2019

Published August 1, 2019 


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