Free gym classes for girls
THE YMCA will offer free access to their centres to girls aged 12-19 in a bid to get them moving more.
The free 30 day access pass - at centres including the YMCA Penrith - runs until June 30.
“Studies show young girls are twice as likely as boys to be inactive and that they experience more barriers preventing them from being as physically active,’’ said YMCA Australia CEO Melinda Crole.
“This lack of regular physical activity can affect their health later in life.’’
The program is a partnership between the Australian Government and the YMCA.
A similar Girls Make Your Move program in the United Kingdom encouraged nearly three million young women to be more active.
Girls can download a voucher online and bring it along to their local YMCA to take part. Visit australia.gov.au/girlsmove
Girls Make Your Move is free.