COACH SPOTLIGHT : Ellen Spitzbart

Name: Ellen Spitzbart

Hometown: Woodstock, IL

Age: 40

Favorite Hobbies: Hiking, Biking, Skiing (put me outside and I’m happy)

Profession: Corporate Event Planner

How long have you been involved with Girls on the Run? This is my first season

What inspired you to get involved with GOTR Rockies? My Step daughter was interested in it, which then got me interested!

What’s the most rewarding thing about being involved? Hanging out with the girls and getting to each of them on a different level.

What do you think the girls learn during their time in the program? They learn confidence, how to understand emotions and most importantly, how to accept themselves and feel great about who they are..no matter what other people say!

A memorable Girls on the Run moment? Watching the girls bond with each other. Once they get comfortable, they start helping each other out. The cliques start to disperse and relationships develop outside their comfort zone.

Why should other women get involved? Many of these girls need a positive role model. It is so rewarding and even I learn from the lessons each week. They are always a good reminder on how we can all be a bit better in our lives!