Women Called To Jiggle Minus Judgement In Tarneit For This Girl Can Week!

Women in Tarneit are being encouraged to try something new and get active in all their red-faced, sweaty, jiggly glory as part of VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week kicking off on Monday 18 March.

This Girl Can Week (18-24 March 2019) aims to encourage more women to give physical activity a go, or return to exercise after a break. There will be a range of fun, free or low-cost activities hosted by gyms and sports clubs across the state, tailored to women and girls who want to get active but aren’t sure about how to take the first step.

Sarah Connolly MP is calling on local women to build on the momentum and become part of the highly successful campaign which launched in March last year and inspired 1 in 7 Victorian women to get moving in 2018.

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.

VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter said This Girl Can Week was about empowering everyday women to get active in their local community without feeling judged.

This Girl Can Week will be held across Victoria from 18-24 March 2019. Women wanting to get involved can visit thisgirlcan.com.au to find out more and discover activities and events in their local area.

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Quotes attributable to Member for Tarneit Sarah Connolly

“Getting active can be an extremely intimidating experience and, from my own experience, the hardest part can be not knowing where to start or what to expect.”

“I encourage the women of Tarneit of all ages and abilities, to take a chance and try a new activity. I found my active passion in weekly boxing classes and you might just find a new passion too.”

Quotes attributable to VicHealth CEO Jerril Rechter

“We want all women – no matter how sweaty they get, how red their face is or how good they are – to feel comfortable about getting out there and giving physical activity a go. That’s what This Girl Can – Victoria is all about,”

“We want Tarneit women to know that we get it. Rocking up to a gym class or training session is tough when you don’t know what to expect.

“That’s why the activities during This Girl Can Week will be inclusive, non-judgemental and accessible for women of different ages, body shapes and abilities.

“This Girl Can Week is for all kinds of Victorian women who are all kinds of active. I encourage you to give something a go – you might discover a new favourite hobby.”

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