International Women’s Day 2019 healthy living events

6th March 2019

International Women’s Day 2019 healthy living events

This International Women’s Day (IWD), Greenwich Get Active have teamed up with the national campaign ‘This Girl Can’ to help women and girls in Greenwich move more, be healthy and most of all, have fun.

There’s no right way to get active – if it gets your heart rate up then it counts. And we want you to find something that’s right for you, from an organised session, to dancing round the kitchen, cycling to work or literally running the school run.

Getting active in everyday life helps boost energy, fitness and wellbeing. Regular activity can help manage stress and keep us healthy. It can also be a great way to have some all-important ‘me time’, meet new people or spend time with family and friends.

Every 10 active minutes counts, aiming for 150 minutes a week. Doing something is better than nothing, but the more you do, the more you benefit.

To celebrate IWD 2019 and to help women and girls find an activity that works for them, local sports providers, including leisure centres, clubs and community centres, are opening their doors to offer extra organised sessions and free trials.

Below is a list of free (unless stated otherwise) healthy living activities taking place across Greenwich, which are all designed to be fun, friendly and make you feel fabulous!


Friday 8 March

Cycle Confident women’s only led ride

9:30 am-12:30 pm
Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Road, SE18 4LX

Take part in a women’s only Led Ride to celebrate International Women’s Day in Greenwich. The ride will start at Hornfair Park and follow quiet roads around Greenwich, stopping at points of interest within the borough.

Legs, bums and tums

9:30-10:30 am
Sporting Club, Thamesmead, Bayliss Avenue, SE28 8NJ
Cost: £3

Come along for a ladies only fitness session to improve stamina, strength and muscle tone.
Call 0203 828 4920 to find out more or just show up.

Exercise and Movement 50+

10-11 am
Glyndon Community Centre, Raglan Road, Plumstead, SE18 7LB


Join us for a simple exercise and movement session, led by a female instructor, to improve strength, flexibility and your health.

Introduction to cycling – Women’s group session (aimed at all abilities)

10:30 am-12:30 pm
Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Road, SE18 4LX

Open to women of all ages, two qualified instructors will talk you through how to get on a bike and learn to ride. The session will be broken up into smaller groups of 4 so come along and see what you think before taking part. There will be bikes to borrow, but do bring your own if you have one.

Women’s Health Event

11 am-2 pm
YMCA, Antelope Road, Woolwich, SE18 5QG

Be inspired and learn about all sorts of things affecting women’s health.

  • Meet health professionals and nutritionists
  • Hear top speakers in the industry
  • Participate in fun and informative health workshops
  • Mental health awareness workshop
  • Learn how to live a longer, healthier, happier life

For more information call 020 3260 7715 or email Julia@hercentre.org. Refreshments will be provided.

BMXercise session

1-2 pm
Greenwich BMX Track, Hornfair Park, London, SE18 4PU

A fun and friendly women-only session to increase fitness, especially core strength and stability, balance and coordination, picking up BMX techniques in the process. All equipment is provided including bikes and helmets.

For more information call 020 7993 9883 or email bmx@accesssport.co.uk


Saturday 9 March

Health and fitness taster sessions

10 am-12 pm
Waterfront Leisure Centre, Woolwich High Street, SE18 6DL

Come along for a mash-up of fun fitness classes, plus:

  • Live DJ pumping the latest music
  • Super fun circuits
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Health and wellbeing information to help you live well
  • Purple theme (IWD colours)

Find out more at www.better.org.uk/waterfront or call 02083175010

Getting active beyond IWD

Greenwich Get Active offer free, friendly and one-to-one help, support and encouragement to help get you started and for you to maintain an active lifestyle.

Visit www.greenwichgetactive.com

Call: 0800 470 4831

Text: 60066

Helping you Live Well in Greenwich

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Opening hours
Mon-Thurs 8.30am-7.30pm Fri 8.30am-5.30pm Sat 9am-12 noon
(a message can be left outside of these hours).