'This Girl Can'
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‘This Girl Can’ on Sunday 6th March for International Women’s Day offers you a range of activities which celebrate what women can do.

Find your adventurous side on Ladies Cycle or learn to dive or find yourself at our Wake-Up Yoga; be inspired by our guest Olympian or grab your friends and meet new ones at our Social Badminton, Swing Dance and Kickboxing classes. 

Whatever you choose, our event is about feeling empowered not intimidated, having fun and not worrying about being better than the person next you, and most of all being inspired to be active in whatever way works for you. All classes are suitable for all sizes, abilities, fitness levels.

Session costs just £2 and tickets may be purchased via the UPSU page for the relevant activity. Booking is required for all sessions as places are limited. 

Contact sarah.winn@su.plymouth.ac.uk for more information.

About 'This Girl Can'

‘This Girl Can' is a national campaign developed by Sport England celebrating 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’.


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'This Girl Can' events

Wake up Yoga (7.45am-8.45am, Nancy Astor Exercise Studio)

Start the day with an invigorating yoga class helping you to energise your body as you stretch and strengthen all of its major muscle groups. No previous experience needed. Tickets £2. (Ladies only)

Learn to Dive with special guest Olympic Diver Sarah Barrow (9am-10am, Plymouth Life Centre)

A unique opportunity to receive top class diving coaching as well as watch Olympian Sarah Barrow perform some of her best dives as she prepares for the Rio Olympics. No previous experience needed. Tickets £2. (Ladies only)

'Be inspired’ talk and Q&A with Sarah Barrow (11am-11.45am, Room 210, Roland Levinsky Building)

As she prepares for the Rio Olympics Sarah will be presenting ‘Be Inspired’ a talk and Q&A session about her experiences, how sport has inspired her and how she has over-come barriers to reach the top of her sport. 

Free event and open to all but booking is required. Contact Sarah Winn (sarah.winn@su.plymouth.ac.uk).

Social Badminton (12pm-1pm, Nancy Astor Sports Centre)

Enjoy a friendly game of badminton and find regular playing buddies. In between games try our sugar free cake! Tickets £2. (Ladies only)

Ladies Cycle (1.30pm-3.30pm, meet the The Hive)

Enjoy a short adventure away from campus on our group led cycle including a stop to take in the views whilst enjoying lunch with like-minded ladies at the royal William yard. Short route suitable for everyone. Bikes provided. Tickets £2. (Ladies only)

Kickboxing (4pm-5pm, Nancy Astor Exercise Studio)

Get fitter, stronger and learn how to defend yourself with our non-contact ladies kickboxing session. Tickets £2. (Ladies only) 

Swing Dance (5pm-6pm, Nancy Astor Exercise Studio)

What is swing dancing? Think 1920s. Think the jazz era, live bands, fast music and packed dance floors - imagine yourself at one of Gatsby’s parties as you learn the basics of swing! Tickets £2. (Ladies only)


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