Welcome to Manchester Girls Can!

We're part of Sport England's national This Girl Can campaign which has already inspired millions of women like you to start getting active.

We're here to support you to try something new or return to something you loved before, through the huge range of activities available to you in Manchester.

Check out our film, showing what Manchester women are already getting up to and how much fun they're having!

Find out how to get started and read the stories from our Manchester women.

Find out what facilities are available in your local area and search for the type of activities you're interested in.

Have a go; take a mate; make new friends and find what you love!


Manchester's 'This Girl Can' women-only gym has been a great success.  Opened in 2017 at Belle Vue Leisure Centre, there have been hundreds of visits each week.  Users have told us they feel more comfortable in a female-only gym, or that due to cultural obligation the women-only gym means they now have the opportunity to do exercise when they didn't before.  Pop in to the leisure centre to find out more! 



Manchester Girls Can celebrates International Women's Day 2018 in style!

Manchester Girls Can had a fantastic week for International Women's Day!  Including free climbing tasters for women at Manchester Climbing Centre; meeting Muslim women at the new women only gym at Belle Vue Leisure Centre; hearing inspirational stories from women running Parkrun in Platt Fields - including older women, a woman recently diagnosed with breast cancer, women running to alleviate symptoms of depression, women volunteers and more!  And last but not least, attending the 'Our Wythenshawe Women' event to promote Manchester Girls Can, which included a dance demo for all the women (some great moves from participants!).  All in all a great week, showing that across Manchester... 'THIS GIRL CAN!'. 


This Girl Can Yoga in Whalley Range

This Girl Can yoga sessions have started in Whalley Range - Mondays 10am at Manley Park Community Centre.  Sessions are open to all levels and abilities and are already really popular.

If you're interested contact Nusrat on n.ahmed@yosg.org.uk

This Mum Can!

10 Manchester primary schools are starting This Girl Can sessions for mums - to support busy mums, grans etc to get active!  The sessions have proved really popular with mums coming together to have fun, get fit and make new friends while the kids are at school!  Most of the sessions are at 9am after school drop-off, or after school.  


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