Due to the current COVID-19 (coronavirus) situation in Victoria, VicHealth has postponed This Girl Can Week 2020 until further notice.However, Council is still running a number of This Girl Can events throughout 2020.
Council is proud to be partnering with VicHealth for This Girl Can Week to encourage local women to get active – however, wherever and whenever they choose, without being judged.
This Girl Can aims to encourage more women to give physical activity a go, or return to exercise after a break. It’s a great opportunity to try something new, whether it’s a walk in the park, a (virtual!) gym session, a swim or a game of netball with friends (following social distancing guidelines).
Council received a $15,000 grant from VicHealth to promote the campaign to local women and host a series of events. Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus) restrictions we have had to adapt some events and move online, but it’s more important than ever that we support women to get physically active.
Exercises to get you started
It can be hard to know where to start, especially if you can’t make it to a gym, or our virtual Active at Home sessions don’t work for you. To help you out, we have created some easy-to-follow workouts that you can read from the screen, or print and keep at home for quick reference.
We have workouts for your lower body, upper body and core, and stretches. Even better, you can do all these basic exercises without needing any special equipment.
Download these handy sheets below:
Lower body exercises (pdf, 894KB)
Stretches (pdf, 844KB)
Upper body and core exercises (pdf, 956KB)
Exercise for seniors (pdf, 2MB)
If you would like paper copies mailed to you, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9518 3425.
The following FREE events will be held in Monash.
- This Girl Can - What's the story in Monash?
If you're a woman who lives, works or plays in Monash, we want to hear from you through this anonymous survey. This will help us understand if you're finding it difficult to get active during COVID-19 restrictions, or if 'This Girl Can' get moving despite the lockdown. It will help us understand how you feel about getting active during this difficult time. The survey takes less than 10 minutes.
Take the survey here: What's the story in Monash?
- Pride Night at Monash Aquatic & Recreation Centre (MARC)
Postponed - new date TBC Summer 2020/21
Join us for our first ever Pride Night. MARC will open its doors to everyone in the community, with a focus on encouraging people from the LGBTQIA+ community to come into the centre and experience our facilities in a friendly and inclusive environment.
This event has been postponed and will be rescheduled in future subject to relevant COVID19 restrictions being lifted.
For Sports Clubs - Getting Women to Sign Up for Physical Activity
If you belong to a sports club in Monash you might like to check out Vic Health’s guide on ‘Getting women to sign up for physical activity’. This will help you understand some of the latest research about women’s physical activity, and simple changes your club can make to help more women get active. Putting these changes in place now will mean you are in a good position to recruit more women to your club as restrictions are lifted.
What's on in Monash
Local organisations are also getting involved in the campaign and will be offering the following:
Pram Walking Group by Mackie Road Neighbourhood House
- This event has gone virtual! Join the private online group for support and encouragement to get walking with your little one.
- Contact Laura Orr at Mackie Road Neighbourhood House for more information: 9548 3311 or email@example.com
Walking Netball delivered by Waverley Netball Centre
- Contact Waverley Netball Centre for updates and more information on: 9560 7023
Women Hit It Up (WHIP) program by Waverley Hockey Club
Bowling with Babies at Mount Waverley Bowling Club
- Contact Barry McDonald on 9808 3606 or 0438 367 467.
Positive Ageing Lifestyles (PALS)
PALS is a Positive Ageing Lifestyle Program aimed at promoting healthy and active ageing. This program offers free or low-cost activities for older adults aged over 60.
Out 10 neighbourhood houses offer a broad range of social, educational, recreational and support programs and activities.