Fitness festivals set to get Essex active on International Women’s Day

Coinciding with International Women’s Day, the festivals are being held on March 8, between 10am and 1pm. Active Essex hopes the events will get women across the county active in order to narrow the gender gap in sport and physical activity.This Girl Can Essex ambassadors are helping to deliver a range of activities throughout the morning at each festival; from stretch and tone and yoga, to kickboxing and clubbercise!

Whether you are new to physical activity or looking for something different, the festivals feature both low and high-intensity sessions to be inclusive for all.Inspired by the new advert from the national This Girl Can campaign, the festival aims to inspire everyone to get moving in a way that suits them.Active Essex now has over 350 This Girl Can Essex ambassadors who are engaged in inspiring women in their local community to get active, meet new people and have fun!

Hayley Chapman, Active Essex thematic lead for inclusion said: “Our festivals celebrate women trying out new activities. There is always such a great vibe and real community spirit on the day.“Last year we had over 800 women take part in the festivals across Essex and we are delighted to bring Essex another three festivals.”

Previous festival goer Wendy North said: “It was great to take part in the event and try out lots of new activities. It was such an eye-opener as to what is out there. “It was also wonderful to meet lots of different women who all shared the same goal of living a healthier, more active lifestyle.”

Participants are encouraged to partake in as many taster activities as they like. Tickets are being sold for £5, with the option to bring a friend for half price. Your ticket includes a goodie bag, festival top and access to the event. For those attending on their own, there will be This Girl Can Essex ambassadors who will be joining in the activities with you.

Special Thanks to Essex Live for their Article-

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