This Girl Can… can you?

We are hosting a number of sessions across campus to help women get more active.

No one gets to choose how you exercise other than you. Your body, your call. And whatever that looks like, we think it’s worth celebrating

Promotional image of 2 women exercising

This Girl Can – a National Lottery-funded campaign encouraging women to get involved with sport and physical activity – has relaunched with an inspiring advert.

Since its inception in 2015, the campaign has inspired 3.5 million women to get active. But there is still a long way to go, with 40% of women aged 16 and over insufficiently active, compared with 35% of men (Active Lives, 2018).

Sport and Physical Activity’s new strategy – Do What Moves You – also aims to celebrate and encourage people of all abilities to engage in sport and physical activity; to get them moving in whatever way works for them.

There are a number of opportunities available for women to get more active across the campus including:

  • Netball and badminton taster sessions for staff @ The Edge on Monday 9 March at 2-3pm. Contact Rachel Harrison for further information and to sign up
  • female-only swim sessions @ The Edge pool (Tuesdays,  10.45-11.45am, and Fridays, 9.15-10.15pm)
  • women only strength training courses – the perfect opportunity for beginners or intermediates to learn new techniques to improve their workouts
  • join the Couch to 5K programme to get more active in a safe, social and friendly environment – the deadline to sign up is Tuesday 4 February
  • from Monday 27 January, a range of beginners’ group exercise classes will be added to The Edge class timetable, including Yoga, Barre Pilates, Body Pump, Zumba and Spin
  • there are also a range of dance-based group exercise classes, which are a great way to have fun whilst exercising, including Zumba, Clubbercise, Dance Fitness and Body Jam
  • join the five-a-side football social league by registering a team to take part, and we will soon be sharing details about our new netball social league for staff (contact Rachel Harrison for further information); and
  • the LOGIK centre will be releasing details of its winter/spring 2020 programme soon, which includes antenatal exercise classes, as well as the introduction of yoga for menopause; you can check for updates here.

If you have an inspirational story that you would like to share to help motivate and inspire other women to get active – whether it’s playing a team sport or doing yoga, dog-walking, pram-pushing, weightlifting, gardening or swimming – contact Beth Fadden.

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