Fit at Five: Women's Football

Taking part in a sport is a good way to get outside, be social, and to get fit. Why not learn how to play football? Even if you are a woman. On this Fit at Five, we meet a group of women learning the rules of the game and meeting their fitness goals at the same time!

The Maine Rebel are one tough group of girls, butdon't be intimidated. These girls quickly showed me thatplaying football isall about having fun while kicking some butt out on the field. The Rebels, now in their ninth season, still have many rookie's joining in on all the action. Coach Mindy Gilliam tells us she loves being able to teach these girls the game, and seeing them improve through the season.

These ladies have been meeting twice a week since January fortwo hour practices.These workouts are toughincorporating constant running, squats, and of coursetackling. Theyare also a great way to relieve stress. You can catch the Rebel's home games at Fitzpatrick Stadium. A portion of the proceeds of theirJune 2ndhomegame will be donated to the wounded worrier fund, and all military personnel and family get in free that day. We have provided a link to the Maine Rebels Website for more information on their 2012 schedule.


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