This Girl Can
Leicester-Shire & Rutland

This Girl Can and #FitGotReal is a celebration of all the ways real women actually get active all over the country.

Getting active can feel like an impossibility. We don't have hours of time to dedicate to the gym, money to spend on the latest kit, or relentless energy! We may or may not have full time jobs and full time kids, but we all have full-on schedules.

However you can get active in clever ways that fit in to your busy life. It might be cycling to work, taking the dog for a run, or simply getting down and dirty on the kitchen floor...doing sit-ups!

Find what works you for!

Developed by Sport England, and promoted locally by us here at Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, we want to help women to move a little more!

Yoga & Breathing Techniques for Beginners

With our This Girl Can Ambassador - Tash Mina

Tash shares with us some of the main breathing techniques and movements used in Yoga practice which are great for our mental wellbeing.

This Girl Can
It's time to have a Positive Pause!

Tuesday 1st December 7pm – 9pm

£8.00 (raising funds for 'Hope Against Cancer'

Come with us, get comfy on the sofa with a drink and let us share with you some excellent guidance about living with or preparing for the menopause.

We want to show everyone that the menopause doesn't have to be a stressful time for women with our positive pause events!

  • Let's eat well - discover how the right nutrition can keep those hormones in check!
  • Make the right moves - how the right moves can keep us strong and healthy and improve our core!
  • Relax and chill - enjoy some great practical tips on how to relax, switch off and enjoy a peaceful slumber!
  • Receive a free t-shirt and goody bag & invitation to join a Nordic Walking session with WALX!

Although this is a virtual event, there will still be plenty of opportunity to ask questions and share experiences with the informal and friendly atmosphere our presenters will create.

For all those who attend the event you will also receive a free T-shirt and goody bag and an invitation to join a Nordic Walking session with WALX.


  • Angela Rafferty – BBC East Midlands Today
  • Clare Shepherd – Nutritional Therapist
  • Jo Waller – One Fit Core
  • Jackie Parsons – Relaxation Therapist

To book your place please click here.


6.30 – 7.30 pm

Nutritional Support and Guidance

Presenter – Angela Rafferty

Speaker: Clare Shepherd, Nutritional Therapist and Health Coach

Clare will introduce you to the greatest contributor to hormonal chaos, and give simple and effective nutrition and lifestyle solutions to help you manage your menopause symptoms and create optimum health through menopause and beyond.

7.35 – 8.30 pm

Specialist Panel and Q&A


  • Clare Shepherd - Nutritional Therapist

Pre-Recorded Presentations

3 x 30 minutes

Jackie Parson

Relaxation Therapist

Jo Waller

One Fit Core

Gill Stewart/Amanda


These sessions can be viewed by the participant at anytime

The session will take you through progressive muscle relaxation and guided visualisation, and provide an insight into how deep relaxation can support with anxiety and low mood, muscle pain, headaches and insomnia, as well as reduced concentration and ability to think clearly.

Learn specific techniques and gain functional advice to help repair and restore areas of weakness in the pelvic floor, building strength for life.

Gill will explain the many benefits of Nordic Walking – one being enjoying the outdoors and catching up with friends!

All participants will be invited to join a WALX session and experience the benefits first hand.

Make your move a little more

Being active is really good for your body, mind and health – and there are lots of easy ways you and your family can get moving towards an active lifestyle.

Being healthy generally means taking care of your body by choosing a range of healthy lifestyle choices. Though being and staying healthy can seem like a challenge, the information and links provided below can help you to assess your current health and help you make improvements towards a healthier, happier lifestyle.

Visit our Active Lifestyle section for further information advice on being active in your local community, living a healthy and active lifestyle at home, at school and at work.

It also provides guidance on how much physical activity we should all be doing to keep healthy, for under 5s, children and young people, adults and older adults

Take a look at our Get Active Search Engine, where you can search for local clubs, organisations, sessions and events near you.

Additional Links

For more information contact:

Kate Scott

Kate Scott

Sports Development Officer (Equity Delivery & Operations)

Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport

01509 564867


  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
    Charnwood LSA
    Melton LSA
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
    Sport England
    Active Leicester
  • Harborough LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Oadby and Wigston


  • Leicestershire County Council
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
  • Safeguarding
    Active Rutland
  • Active Oadby and Wigston
    Harborough LSA
  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Leicester