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Girls Get Active in Brighton & Hove this January

Girls Get Active in Brighton & Hove this January

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It’s the time of year when everyone starts to think about their fitness goals and this January, in support of girls and young women in Brighton & Hove, Brighton & Hove City Council’s Active For Life team in partnership with the county’s leisure centre operators, Freedom Leisure, are launching ‘Girls Get Active’ to help girls in the local community enjoy an active lifestyle.

‘Girls Get Active’ are fitness sessions aimed at girls aged 12+ who may be less involved in sport at school or less active as a whole. The sessions are after school, during the school term and cost just £2, to make them affordable for youngsters and their families.

These drop-in sessions run weekly with no booking is required:

-        Tuesdays, King Alfred 16.30-17.30

-        Thursdays, Portslade Sports Centre 16.00-17.00

To appeal to young females, sessions will remain fluid, can be changed quickly and are very much dependent on what the girls themselves would like to do each week, they can choose from activities such as boxercise, circuits, HIIT, body pump, spin and the latest club-style dance sessions.

Jackie Wood, Freedom Leisure Community Sports Development Officer, said: “We want girls to simply pop along together with their friends, to these girls-only sessions and just have a go. Groups will be small, so that participants feel comfortable exercising among friends and like-minded girls.”

The chair of Brighton & Hove’s health and wellbeing board, Councillor Dan Yates, said: “It’s vital that we encourage everyone to keep fit and stay active for future health benefits. Starting the New Year with a new fitness activity is a great way to make like-minded friends and gain confidence.

This type of tailored fitness session enables girls and young women to build healthy habits which can be beneficial for a lifetime.”

To find out more about the sessions call sports development 01273 292724 or email sports.info@brighton-hove.gov.uk