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Girls’ ideas on getting fit

Want some great ideas for staying active — and a little exercise inspiration? Check out the quotes from girls below.

A girl with earbuds. "I love running! I just plug in my iPod to my ears and can just run for hours and get all my stress and energy out."
–Alexis, MO


A smiling African American girl. "I love to dance. To make it fun, I choose a song that I can relate to or that just makes me feel very happy and upbeat, and then I let the song guide my steps. It's awesome!"
–Laura, NY


A girl with a helmet on. "I play basketball with friends at school. Also, when I am stressed I always go out to our sheltered pavilion no matter what the weather and skateboard. It can really calm you down and give you energy."
–Tiana, AL


A smiling girl. "I usually hang out with my friends. I know it sounds like it is not exercise but actually it is. We walk around the mall and our streets, or ride our bikes. I walk somewhere every day."
–Kailynn, CA


A smiling caucasian girl "The exercises that I do are dancing to my favorite music, playing games on my Wii, swimming in the summer, riding my bike, walking in P.E. — it's basically the basics. To make it fun I add music, friends, and confidence."
Carly, IA



Content last reviewed March 27, 2015
Page last updated June 28, 2015