Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland Girls Can
The national award-winning This Girl Can campaign seeks to tell the real stories of women who get active or play sport in the way that's right for them, using images that show what activity really looks like in all its sweaty, jiggly glory.
Getting active can sometimes feel like an impossibility. We don't have hours of time to dedicate to the gym, money to spend on the latest kit, or relentless energy! We may or may not have full time jobs and full time kids, but we all have full-on schedules.
However, you can get active in clever ways that fit in to your busy life. It might be cycling to work, taking the dog for a run, or simply getting down and dirty on the kitchen floor...doing sit-ups!
Developed by Sport England, and promoted locally by us here at Active Together, we want to help women to get moving!
Our local champions
Sam is inspiring other mums to make time for themselves.
For Claire, running is like therapy.
Katie found confidence in being more active.
Sharon is on a journey from Couch to 5k and beyond.
For Laura, being active means everything.
Amelia found freedom by getting out on her bike.
Kimberley incorporates family-time with being active.
Zee is empowering women towards healthy lifestyles.
Listen to our local This Girl Can stories:
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Find activities you enjoy
There is no one-size-fits-all solution, in fact, there are many, many ways to be active, including some that people may not realise actually count. Every woman is different, so try a few activities until you find the right thing for you which you enjoy.
Doing something you actually like means you're far more likely to keep doing it. Moving more with friends, family members, and others can also help make things more fun.
New to activity? Start slowly and build up
Don't expect to see big differences overnight. Even small changes can have an impact on your health.
For some people, aiming for ten minute bouts of activity can help them get started.
Yoga & Breathing Techniques for Beginners
With our This Girl Can Ambassador - Tash Mina
Tash shares with us some of the main breathing techniques and movements used in Yoga practice which are great for our mental wellbeing.
Upcoming local activity sessions
Where can I get active locally?
Why not take a look at our Get Active Search Engine below to find a local club, organisation or new activity sessions for you to try or visit our Active Lifestyles page for advice on being active wherever you are:
The go to place in Leicestershire for pre and post natal physical activity information.
JUST South Leicestershire is a campaign to get more females taking part in more local sports and activity sessions. Here you will be able to find out the latest sessions and events for you to get involved in. New for 2021 they also have a JUST Health section, with each week providing a different focus to health
Make your own #ThisGirlCan online poster!
You will need to use a mobile phone or tablet for this app.
WSNet is a self-funded, cooperative network of groups and individuals working independently to coordinate opportunities around Women's Sport & Fitness and to raise the profile of Women's Sport & Sports Women. They have an activity finder just for women as well.
Click to visit the national This Girl Can website.
There are more menopausal women at work than ever before and so it’s important that employers put the right awareness, education and support in place.
Take a look at this checklist from Henpicked: Menopause in the Workplace to check how menopause friendly your organisation is.
For more information contact:
Assistant Sports Development Officer
I am working flexibly in the office or at home, therefore please contact me via email or phone number provided.
My areas of responsibility are:
- Golden Games
- This Girl Can
- Targeted Physical Activity Programme Support
- 01509 467486