This Girl Can Campaign Seeks Instructors

The This Girl Can campaign is seeking instructors to lead their classes. If you would be interested in becoming an instructor, you can find all the details you need below.

This Girl Can is a campaign to support women to get active or play sport in the way that’s right for them. The campaign is looking for instructors to lead their This Girl Can Classes, which are set up to support less active women to exercise in a judgement-free environment. If you would like to get involved, you can find out full details below.

This Girl Can are looking for instructors that are:

  • Dedicated to making less active women feel welcome
  • Able to create a supportive, non-judgemental class environment
  • Ready to inspire more communities and get the nation healthier

The target audience for This Girl Can Classes is less active women. This includes women who may not have done group exercise before, may not be doing much exercise, or may not have exercised for years. This Girl Can research shows these women will likely have barriers to exercise, including fear of judgement.

As a This Girl Can classes Instructor…

You’ll craft a welcoming environment in which women will thrive.

You’ll be supported by a national campaign to get more women into This Girl Can Classes, as well as access to bespoke choreography, branded instructor clothing, and marketing resources to get your classes up and running.

What you need to be a This Girl Can Classes instructor:

  • A Level 2 qualification in Exercise to Music/Group Training to Music, or accepted equivalent
  • Experience in at least two of the following – yoga/Pilates, HIIT, dance fitness, box fitness

How to get started

If you would like to become a This Girl Can Instructor, the training costs £99.00 and occurs at a number of different sites across the country – Find out full details, including how to book your place, here.

Activity Alliance Release Third Annual Disability and Activity Survey Research Report

Activity Alliance has released their findings from their latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey. Find out full details below, including where you can download the full report.

The national charity and leading voice for disabled people in sport and activity, Activity Alliance, has released their findings from their latest Annual Disability and Activity Survey. It shows slow progress in engaging more disabled people as we continue to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic. Greater effort is needed now to tackle inequalities that affect disabled people, so that no one feels forgotten. Find out full details below.

Some of the key findings include:

  • Less than 3 in 10 disabled people feel encouraged to return to physical activity after the pandemic.
  • The pandemic has led to the support disabled people need to be active being less available, and an increase in barriers relating to health and finances.
  • Only 4 in 10 disabled people feel they can be as active as they want, in contrast to non-disabled people who are now more likely to say they can be as active as they want (62% to 69%).

Click here to find out about the key findings and download the survey and report in full. You can also access the report in several accessible communication formats on this page too.

This year, Activity Alliance have also created supporting videos for the recommendations from disabled people talking about their own lived experiences. You can watch these videos on this YouTube playlist.

Free Development Programme for Coaches working with participants with Long Term Health Conditions

UK Coaching are offering free access to their new Coach Developer programme, for any individual who delivers physical activity interventions for participants with Long term Health Conditions.

UK Coaching are offering free opportunities for coaches working in health to access their new Coach Developer programme – this programme is open to any individual who plays a role in delivering sport and / or physical activity interventions for participants with Long term Health Conditions. Find out full details of the programme below.

Anyone wishing to apply for a Coach Developer role needs to complete the Coach Developer Application form via this link. You may also nominate up to 3 coaches for the programme via this link.

This is all free to access but Coach Developers are required to provide support to at least one of the coaches on the programme (a commitment of 8 sessions). Each programme is a commitment to 16 weeks. For more information, please take a look at the documents linked below, or contact Robin Lavin at UK Coaching: RLavin@ukcoaching.org.

Nomination deadlines are as follows:
Pilot ProgrammeStart DatesCoaches Nomination DeadlineCoach Developer Nomination Deadline
Northw/c 04/04/2204/03/2211/03/22
Southw/c 18/04/2218/03/2225/03/22
Centralw/c 02/05/2202/04/2209/04/22
Mop Upw/c 16/05/2216/04/2223/04/22

Physical Activity Resources from Diabetes UK

Diabetes UK have a range of difference resources to help people living with diabetes to start moving more. Find out more.

Diabetes UK have an exciting “Get Moving” programme to support people living with diabetes to start moving more and would like to share this programme with Age UK partners. They offer 3 Ways to Move, including a Physical Activity Helpline and a Free online programme of different exercises. Find out all the details below:

Diabetes UK’s 3 Ways to Move are:

  1. A Physical Activity Helpline, offering ongoing support, information and advice over regular phone calls
  2. A free online Get Moving 10 week programme where participants get to try a different gentle exercise each week, including a chance to learn more about diabetes after each session. If you have 10+ service-users with diabetes who are currently inactive then they may be able to offer a programme just for that group.
  3. An exercise hub with information and resources to get inspired and free videos and resources to download.

If you would like to find out more or would like marketing resources to share with your service-users then please email livewellmovemore@diabetes.org.uk