Watch for the opening of The Girls Way, a new nonprofit fitness and activity center catering to girls ages 10-18, in Missoula in mid-February.

The folks behind the new all-girls center have gotten some great grants already but are still in the fundraising stage. One the center opens, they expect to charge $35 a month for a membership, but will also offer a sliding scale and full scholarships.

According to the Missoulian article in today’s paper, “In addition to fitness classes, the program will include lectures on skin care, healthy dating and nutrition, as well as workshops on things like gardening, job skills, self defense and journaling.”

The center will be located in the up-and-coming Russell Street neighborhood that also houses  Home Resource and the Black Coffee Roasting Co.

Call program director Stephanie Boone at 370-2697 for more information.

– MM