This Girl Can
Recently Sport England investigated why women are holding back from participating in sport and discovered that although 75% of the women asked would like to participate they were put off by the fear of being judged on their ability and appearance.
The This Girl Can campaign focuses on real women after researchers found that elite sportswomen and celebrities were seen as off-putting and their performance unattainable.
We fully support the campaign aims and are pleased to provide safe and friendly centres for women of all ages to enjoy a wide variety of ways to exercise, get fitter, have fun and make friends.
Why not meet some of our amazing girls across our centres? We hope you can become inspired by a few of their stories and see a bit of yourselves within them.
At Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre, we have a range of membership packages, so whether you choose to pay by monthly direct debit or in one lump sum, you’ll find a membership to suit you. Memberships start from as little as £19.99 per month. Plus you can buy your membership online! Find our more here
There are lots of different styles of dance from contemporary dance, street dance and ballet to salsa, Zumba and Fit Steps. On a basic level all dance involves moving rhythmically to music and following a sequence of moves. That doesn’t really explain fully dance and just how uplifting and invigorating a sport it is.
Dance is creative and gives you chance to express yourself and have fun. It is a great way to meet new people and try something different. You might have gone to ballet classes as a child but how about street dance or Zumba, there are so many different dance classes at or centres you can try a whole range of dance styles. Visit our class timetable to find your class.
Swimming is a sport for all ages and abilities. Swimming is an easily accessible sport and there are classes at our centre for all abilities including women only lane swimming and swimming lessons. .We also offer great classes such as Aqua Aerobics, Aqua fit which involves a variety of moves to improve fitness and muscle tone, and even Aqua Zumba. So whether you’re just getting started or looking to improve, find your perfect swim session, grab your swimming costume and head to your local leisure centre or gym. Find your session here
Swimazing is a fun introduction to pool activities aimed at encouraging females aged 14-25 years old into exercise, removes the barriers and helps young girls and women look good and feel great.
Swimazing will give you 6 weeks access to unlimited swimming and aqua classes for only £20.
Back to Netball
Back to Netball sessions are fun, sociable and informal and aimed at people who either haven’t played a particular sport for a number of years or who are looking to play for the first time. Don’t worry if you’re nervous or don’t remember any rules, we will gently guide you through this series of fun and friendly sessions. We promise it’s nothing like the schools days of muddy pitches and standing around waiting for a touch of the ball!
Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre - Wednesday's 7pm - 8pm
Rotherham Leisure Complex - Thursday's 7pm - 8pm & 8pm - 9pm
Technically, trampolining is leaping vertically into the air from a tightly sprung bed and performing various controlled movements including somersaults, twists and turns.
In short, it’s a great deal of fun and just about the closest thing to self-propelled flying you’ll find!
- Low impact and far less stressful on the joints than other types of exercise
- Up to three times more beneficial than running – a ten-minute session is the equivalent of a half hour run
- Nothing cheers you up like a good bounce!
Sessions take place at Aston-cum-Aughton Leisure Centre
Saturday's 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Get involved by visiting www.thisgirlcan.co.uk or search #thisgirlcan on social media.
We look forward to seeing you soon!