COACH / STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Emily Fenger

Name: Emily Fenger

Hometown: Madison, NJ

Age: 28

Favorite Hobbies: All that is considered health and wellness, going on hikes and exploring this beautiful state with my Husband, being a fitlo ambassador!

Profession: Girls on the Run, Program Manager

Favorite GOTR Energy Award: The banana!

How long have you been involved with Girls on the Run? February 2017

What inspired you to get involved with GOTR Rockies? I started running a few years ago and really concentrating on mind and body wellness and health. I started realizing how that goes far past working out, it’s being in touch with your self and what your soul really needs. I am so happy I can be a positive part in the lives of the girls I coach, being healthy is fun!

What’s the most rewarding thing about being involved? Seeing the girls smile and enjoying themselves, contributing to the group!

What do you think the girls learn during their time in the program? How to be a positive part of society, not only for others but for themselves. We need to love ourselves first before we can love others and really rock our star power!

A memorable Girls on the Run moment? One of the girls on the team drew a flower on her identity card. When I asked her what it meant she said “today I tried my hardest, so I bloomed.” Reminded me of one of my favorite quotes by Elizabeth Appell, “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

What’s your favorite day of the season? The first, I was so excited to see what the season had in store for us! It’s only getting better!

Why should other women get involved? You learn so much about yourself, I have learned some of my greatest lessons from these girls. The way they see the world and engage with the curriculum is eye opening, inspiring, and moving.