Women in Wyndham are being encouraged to try something new and get active in all their red-faced, sweaty, jiggly glory during April and May as part of VicHealth’s This Girl Can campaign.
Wyndham City has been provided with a $15,000 VicHealth grant to promote This Girl Can – Victoria, which aims to encourage more women to give physical activity a go or return to exercise after a break.
Gyms, sports clubs, fitness venues and community centres within Wyndham City will provide a range of fun, free or low-cost activities tailored to women and girls who want to get active but aren’t sure about how to take the first step.
Wyndham is calling on local women to get involved with the highly successful campaign which launched in March last year. In its first year, This Girl Can – Victoria has inspired more than 285,000 Victorian women to get active due to seeing the campaign.
“This Girl Can – Victoria has had real success in building a supportive community of women who encourage each other to get out there and get active,” Sports Development portfolio holder Cr Peter Maynard said.
“The campaign features everyday Victorian women instead of professional athletes or airbrushed Instagram models and is about empowering women to feel comfortable in their bodies and in public spaces – regardless of their ability, how they look or how sweaty they get.”
“We’re proud to work with VicHealth to encourage local women and girls to smash the stereotypes holding them back from getting active and have a go.”
“There are a range of free, fun and inclusive activities taking place at local parks, sports clubs and community centres during April and May that will help women take that first and often daunting step to being active.”
“From walking groups and fun runs, swimming sessions to swing golf, I encourage women and girls to get involved in the local events taking place and show that in Wyndham this girl definitely can!”
Women wanting to get involved can visit thisgirlcan.com.au to find out more and discover activities and events in their local area at www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/thisgirlcan