A group of teenage girls embark on a five-month training and leadership program, which takes them to Machu Picchu, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. Wellfit Girls Challenge is the opportunity of a lifetime, yet pushes the girls to the limit. From the beaches of Florida to the peaks of Peru, their adventure provides a path to personal discovery and transformation.
In the beginning, yoga, fitness and leadership training are as foreign as the lands they come to visit. Over time, they embrace the opportunity for growth and dedicate themselves week after week. Their commitment to group principles and expedition behaviors ultimately unifies them. While there are setbacks and breakdowns throughout the adventure, success means redefining these obstacles as opportunities, which completely changes their lives for the better.
On May 28, 2014 the girls fly to Cusco, Peru for an eight-day cultural exchange and trek of a lifetime. For most of these girls, it is the first time they have traveled outside of the United States, much less outside the state of Florida. Upon arriving in Cusco, they meet ten Peruvian teenagers who are integrated into their group. The girls are then immersed into the daily life and traditions of the culture.
Over the course of the expedition, the girls struggle with altitude, homesickness and a trek more difficult than anything they have ever experienced. Pushed beyond their limits, the girls discover they have the choice to tap into their personal power. They finally have an opportunity to become their own inspiration, to create the space for greatness and to support the success of everyone around them.
While some feel their lives are at risk in a foreign land or that they are dying from pain, oxygen deprivation and cold, sleepless nights, they look back with a fondness, even a drive, to embrace the sheer magic of being immersed in the group, and the suffering that unites and awakens true potential.
The vividness of the cold, the pain of each step, the frustration of the inconvenience and lack of control make the breathtaking views that much sweeter, the hot tea that much warmer, and the company feel even more precious.
Through this adventure, they become warriors, embraced as the heroes of their own journey. They discover a new sense of pride, a newfound inner strength, inspired by the challenge they have overcome. Ultimately, they come to realize that the greatest reward is transformation.