This Girl Can

This Girl Can is a National Campaign led by Sports England that aims to reduce inactivity in young girls and women and inspire women to be more physically active.


All Goldsmiths students and members of the local community are welcome to take part in our all our activities. As this is an event for a targeted audience, only those who identify as women can take part. Also all activities will be lead by fully qualified and experienced and female instructors.  All  students who register you will also have the chance to enter a raffle where you could win a fitness accessory to assit your fitness goals throughout lockdown and beyond!

Dates: Monday 8th March - Friday 12th March

Cost: FREE!

How to Register: This Girl Can Registration Form 

Equipment Needed: None! Just your energy and time!


Timetable of Activities

 Activity   Day   Time

 Active Lifestyle for Life: Open   Talk *Special Guest Speaker!

 Monday 8th March  6pm - 8pm
 Core Cruncher   Tuesday 9th March   10:30am - 11:15am
 Self Defence Basics  Tuesday 9th March   6pm - 7pm
 Yoga   Wednesday 10th March   12pm - 1pm
 Boxfit (Boxing fitness)  Thursday 11th March   6pm - 7pm 
 HITT (High Intensity Interval   Training)  Friday 12th March   6pm - 7pm 


Instructor Profiles

Boxfit: Instructor, Melissa

"Fitness and in particular boxing is important to me because it's taught me self-discipline and given me structure. I have been involved in sports for many years, however, it was with boxing that I found the drive to keep developing and stay committed to one sport. I love how it makes me feel strong and how there's always new things to learn, a never ending journey of discovery! In my class you can expect that I will talk through and teach you the basics of boxing, how to throw a punch combination and also you can expect to sweat! We will be incorporating some strength and conditioning into the latter part of the session but the focus will be on boxing!"

Self Defence: Instructor, Sarah

"I'm a black belt in kung fu (Shaolin, Nam Pai Chuan) and currently teach regular women's kung fu classes on zoom. Self defence is part of my training and there are a lot of caveats when teaching self defence techniques. The most important is that you should, ideally, never need to use them. Avoidance and awareness of your environment are at the top of the list. We'll be looking at what comes after that: striking and blocking, momentum and body mechanics, where your body is strong and your opponent's is weak. We will focus on pre-emptive and centre-line strikes, looking forward to seeing you all!"

Core Cruncher: Instructor, Ogo

"As a multi-sport athlete and coach, I have found that core fitness is an essential element to incorporate into your training regime. Core training is essentially exercises that focus on your abdominal and back muscles and during this session we will be going through a mixture of static and dynamic exercises. I will  aim to keep these as simple as possible so you can keep working on them after the session is completed." 

HITT: Instructor, Bea

"Fitness is my passion! I love the rush you get both during training and after a workout! I have found regular training and fitness to be so important to maintaining not only my physique, but also my overall mood and well-being and I love sharing this passion with others & helping them to set and meet their personal goals. Be prepared for a fast-paced, high-octane hour to finish off the week, looking forward to seeing you there!"

Yoga: Instructor, Eliza


"I have been passionately practicing yoga ever since I remember. I started experimenting with my mom as a child on our carpet at home! Later on, at 18-year-old, I rediscovered yoga in my first studio yoga class in Tokyo. I have fallen in love ever since. In the summer of 2019, at 22 years of age, I graduated from an RYT® 200H Multi-Style Yoga Teacher Training in Bali, Indonesia, thus fulfilling one of my biggest dreams of becoming a yoga teacher. My teaching involves a mixture of Hatha, Vinyasa, and Ashtanga yoga, making up diverse and creative yoga flows. During my class, you can expect deep stretching and strengthening for the body and blissful relaxation and de-stress for the mind. All levels of ability are welcome!



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