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This Girl Can

A celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing

This Girl Can - So Can You

Do you want to get into sport and exercise but don’t have the time or money? Or maybe you worry that you are the wrong size, not fit enough or not skilled enough.

You are not alone.

Women who exercise and play sport come in all shapes and sizes and all levels of ability. They all have a reason for doing what they do and if you are wondering if you could join them, or carry on, This Girl Can says you should.

What is it?

This Girl Can is a national campaign developed by Sport England and a wide range of partnership organisations.

It’s a celebration of active women up and down the country who are doing their thing no matter how well they do it, how they look or even how red their face gets.

Leisure World is supporting the campaign and encourages women to be more active.

What did they find?

Sport England’s research revealed a huge difference in the number of men and women playing sport. It’s not because females don’t want to get active – they are afraid to exercise because of fear of judgement on appearance, ability or how they chose to spend time on themselves.

Sport England also found that by every measure fewer women than men play sport regularly. In some other European countries, this disparity doesn’t exist.

These findings were the driving force behind their campaign’s creation, which aims to empower women and encourage more to get active.

Leisure World has lots of different activities to help you get active with modern facilities for a fun and varied fitness programme.

Group Fitness

Our Group Fitness programme has over 60 classes every week ranging from Body Combat to Indoor Cycling and Pilates to Zumba.

Fitness Pool

We have a 25m long Fitness Pool with Ladies Only sessions and lanes that are divided into three speeds so you can pick one that suits you.

Or you can try one of our many Water Fitness classes.

Activa Gym

Our Activa Gym is fitted with the latest machines spanning a range of cardiovascular equipment, resistance machines, improved free weights and a functional training area.

Our professional and friendly Personal Trainers will help you develop a varied programme aimed at reaching your fitness goals.

Courts and Pitches

You can also hire a court for tennis, badminton or squash.

Tennis coaching and tuition is available at our Tennis Centre.

Big Red Climbing Wall

Alternatively if you have a head for heights and fancy something different then the Big Red Climbing Wall at Leisure World Tiptree is ideal to learn the basics of climbing with experienced instructors there to lend a helping hand.

You can do it

If you are wondering if you should join or carry on, this campaign demonstrates that it really doesn’t matter if you are rubbish or completely brilliant. The most important thing is you are a woman and you are doing something and it should be celebrated.

#ThisGirlCan

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