This Girl Can

This Girl Can, funded by The National Lottery, believes that there's no "right" way to get active. However you jiggle, kick, lift, stretch, or sprint, it's time to get moving how you damn please.

This Girl Can in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland

This Girl Can and #FitGotReal is a celebration of all the ways real women actually get active all over the country.

Getting active can 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!

Find what works you for!

Developed by Sport England, and promoted locally by us here at Active Together, we want to help women to move a little more!

Our local champions

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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 events and local activity sessions

Upcoming Events

This Girl Can Women's Couch to 5k

This Girl Can Women's Couch to 5k

Thu, 28 Jul 2022 - Thu, 22 Sep 2022 (18:30 - 19:30)

New Parks Hub, New Parks Community Centre, St Oswalds Road, Leicester, LE3 6RJ

Couch to 5k is for EVERYONE. Whether you've never run before or you just want to get more active, join us and meet like minded women and have some fun whilst taking on a new challenge!

Activity Listing

Ladies Only Walking Group

Ladies Only Walking Group

Beginner friendly walking group, led by an insured and trained Walk Leader.

Monday 8th August (17:00 - 17:40)

Walk Together

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Tuesday 9th August (19:00 - 20:00)

4Eva Fitness and Dance

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Bollywood Dance Fitness

Thursday 11th August (19:00 - 20:00)

4Eva Fitness and Dance

This Girl Can Classes Leicester

This Girl Can Classes Leicester

Monday 8th August (18:00 - 18:45)

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:

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Why not join in with the TGC campaign and share your story:

Facebook: @ThisGirlCanLeicsandRut

Twitter: @ThisGirlCanUK

Hashtag: #ThisGirlCan / #FitGotReal

Instagram: @thisgirlcanuk

Hashtag: #ThisGirlCan

For more information contact:

Leandra Whelband

Leandra Whelband

Sports Development Officer

Active Together

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:

Telephone
01509564863
Mobile
07828367376