Frequently Asked Questions
At FitSpirit, all our activities are designed for girls 12 to 17. However, a girl under 12 who is interested in taking part in the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge can do so provided that the activity is presented as a game and the adults in her life are aware of her limitations. At FitSpirit, we have learned that any physical activity that takes place in a caring environment can be well worthwhile.
Yes they can! Each daughter must register as a member of your team, using a separate email.
Yes it is! You can train and rise to the challenge in the discipline of your choice. You and your daughter are free to choose different disciplines. All that matters is that you accumulate kilometres as a team, together or at a distance.
A team is made up of a mother and her daughter(s) or any combination of a woman and a girl for whom the woman represents a maternal figure (e.g., a niece and her aunt).
- At the beginning of the form, you will be asked to choose a team OR create a new one. If you are the first person on your team to register, select “Create a new team.” If not, select “Choose a team” followed by the name of your team from the drop-down menu.
- When creating a team, you can choose the company (called “Group” on the registration form) under which to register your team (e.g., Sun Life, RBC, KSL, etc.).
- You can register individually, or you can register multiple team members at the same time. If you want to register multiple members at once, make sure you have the following information: the distance you wish to complete as a team in two days, and each member’s email, year of birth, city of residence, and chosen activity (walking, running, or cycling).
- The person who registers multiple members of their team (multiple registrations) will receive the registration confirmation email with the access code for those profiles.
- Registration for the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge is free of charge. However, teams are encouraged to hold a fundraising drive in support of FitSpirit.
Check out these two tutorials:
You can enter yours, making sure to add "+1" before the @ sign. For example, if your email address is "[email protected]", you must enter "[email protected]". If you have a second girl to register, you must add "+2" before the @ sign "[email protected]" and so on for each new girl registered (+3, +4, etc.).
Contact us at [email protected] once this type of registration is completed.
On the top-right corner of the present page, select “Login” and enter the email address used during your registration as well as the password sent to you in your registration confirmation email. You can then add or change the picture, profile text and, if applicable, your team’s fundraising objective.
Please note that only the person who completed the registration for the team and/or the participant(s) has the access code to make changes.
Here are two tutorials to help you (French only):
Simply login into your account with your access code and change your team profile. You can always make a donation, even without a fundraising objective. To donate, go to your team page and select “Make a donation.”
Check out this tutorial:
On the top-right corner of the present page, select “Login”. Select “forgot password” and enter the email used to register. A new password will be sent. Make sure to check the spam folder in your inbox. If required, please contact us at [email protected].
Absolutely! You will have a chance to prepare by following the training programs provided and the advice of our specialists. When the time comes to take the Challenge, the key is to have fun! We encourage you to adopt a speed that you are comfortable with, without using a stopwatch. Join the private Facebook group for the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge to access a full slate of resources and support services.
No, it’s not timed. At FitSpirit, we focus on fun, mutual aid and self-esteem through the practice of physical activity—without the competition!
If a participant wants to time herself, she is free to use the tool of her choice to do so.
You can plot your route on Google Map from home.
You can also track your route by car. Just measure the distance covered using the odometer. This also works with a bike odometer or certain apps available on your mobile phone (ex: Health/Fitness apps).
No, the important thing is that you assign each member of your team a suitable distance so that together, you reach the total distance your team has chosen to complete in two days.
At FitSpirit, we encourage all members of the public, young and old, girls and boys, to be more physically active. However, the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge is reserved exclusively for girls.
We know that teenage girls in particular, like to spend time together discovering or rediscovering a physical activity. Under these specific circumstances, we try to offer girls and a maternal figure who is dear to them an opportunity to share special moments together all summer long, thereby creating memories that will last a lifetime! To uphold the “girls only” nature of FitSpirit activities, photos featuring boys will not be shared on the Challenge's private Facebook group.
Through this platform, we are able to support participants by giving them a permanent and private place to meet online and share their experiences, photos and videos. Joining Facebook is easy and free of charge. You can still participate in the event even if you don’t want to join Facebook.
Membership is approved when the name of your Facebook account corresponds to the name used to register. If the names are different, please notify our team by writing to [email protected], and we will resolve the situation.
Registration for the FitSpirit Mother/Daughter Challenge is free of charge. However, we encourage teams to raise funds in support of FitSpirit, a charitable organization whose mission is to encourage teenage girls to be active for life. Under the tab marked Informations you will find a toolbox meant to help you with your fundraising efforts.
Teams that choose not to hold a fundraising drive may change their mind at any time. Simply modify your team’s profile by login in and choosing an objective. Teams that decide not to hold a fundraising drive can still receive donations with the “Make a donation” button on their page.
Many girls, when they reach puberty, become disengaged from physical activity and sports. Several obstacles can demotivate them from getting active. A main one is the fact that many of the activities offered are poorly adapted to their needs and interests. As a result, when they graduate from high school, 9 out of 10 girls are not active enough to fully enjoy the benefits offered by physical activity and sports. The funds raised through the Challenge and other activities help FitSpirit encourage more teenage girls to be active for life by helping them practice sports and physical activity through a variety of ways, including our school-based programs.