Go Girls! Fitness Support Group

In collaboration with the Children's Fitness Clinic, we developed Go Girls!, a dance-based fitness support group for girls ages 7-21.  Our program is meant to:

  • Introduce girls to exercise in a fun environment where they can meet other girls and support each other.
  • Enable girls to discover and develop enjoyment of exercise.
  • Educate girls and their families about weight-related health issues and reproductive health issues.
  • Help girls and their families implement healthy lifestyle changes.


We currently have weekly classes on Mondays and Thursdays:

  • Monday classes are held from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. at Spring Creek Sports Club in Zion Crossroads.
    • Please contact Anna King at akk8n@virginia.edu for details and directions.
  • Thursday classes are held from 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. in Charlottesville and 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. in Orange County
    • Battle Building at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital, 1204 West Main St, Charlottesville, VA
    • UVA's Orange Pediatrics, 661 University Lane, Suite A, Orange, VA.
Free parking for the Battle Building is available in the 11th street garage. After 5pm use the push button/video phone for building access on the W. Main St. entrance or the 3rd floor parking garage entrance (level C). Please bring your garage ticket in and get it validated.

The classes include 45 minutes of  Zumba and 15 minutes of wellness discussion led by a wide range of health and wellness professionals.  We invite moms, aunts, grandmas, neighbors, and other support persons to join our class and participate with the girls!  Our weekly class will be moving to other locations in time.  Please check back to see if a class has been added near you; or let us know if you'd like to bring Go Girls! to your community.