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.

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!

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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

Activity Listing



Ladies only Pilate sessions

Monday 27th March (19:15 - 20:15)

Active Oadby & Wigston

Ladies only walk Oadby

Ladies only walk Oadby

Join us the first Tuesday of the month at Uplands Park, Oadby for our Ladies only walk! πŸ˜πŸ‘£ Meet new people, explore the outdoors and improve your health and wellbeing!

Tuesday 4th April (17:00 - 18:00)

Active Oadby & Wigston

Ladies Only Walking Group

Ladies Only Walking Group

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

Saturday 15th April (17:00 - 18:00)

Walk Together

Walking Netball

Walking Netball

Netball played at walking pace.

Monday 27th March (19:00 - 20:00)

Active Oadby & Wigston

Ladies only, inc. Pregnancy circuit class

Ladies only, inc. Pregnancy circuit class

1 hour Circuit class which has a mix of Cardio and strength based exercises. It is an all over workout with a different theme each week. This class includes Pelvic floor exercises and Relaxation.

Thursday 30th March (19:00 - 20:00)

Fiona's Fitness

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:

Additional Links:

For more information contact:

Jess Hazell

Jess Hazell

Assistant 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:

- Golden Games
- This Girl Can
- Targeted Physical Activity Programme Support

01509 467486