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What's changing about This Girl Can Classes?

A group of women participate in a yoga, This Girl Can, class

We’re giving This Girl Can Classes a reboot to help group exercise instructors inspire more women to be physically active.

The classes are all about providing a safe space for women to get active together, giving judgement the finger and enjoying exercise in all its sweaty, jiggly glory.

So far, women have taken part in branded sessions delivered by instructors but we’re shifting away from this approach.

Instead, we’ll be supporting instructors to engage women who are less active by widening the appeal of all types of group exercise classes.

We’ve loved seeing the success so far of This Girl Can Classes, which we run in partnership with EMD UK, the national governing body for group exercise.

There's been a 92% participant satisfaction rate, while more than 250 instructors have been trained and classes have taken place across the country.

But we know instructors have had their challenges with delivering the existing classes, not least due to the impact of the pandemic and cost-of-living crisis.

So we’re working to offer instructors, across all group exercise genres, access to a host of educational resources that will help them engage, support, and retain more women who don’t currently participate in group exercise classes.  

What’s next?

The new approach, which we will develop with group exercise instructors and other partners, will launch later in 2024.

We’ll let you know more in the coming months but if you have any questions or would like to get involved, please email [email protected]

Find out more

To be the first to know when our new offer has launched, or to read our instructor FAQs, check the hub on the EMD website below.