Get Active! Physical Literacy for Women
A free program that teaches women how to be physically active.
Fewer women than men are getting the recommended amount of physical activity. This gender gap can be due to unique barriers a woman faces, such as family commitments or missing out on learning fundamentals of physical literacy at an early age. This initiative aims to reduce psychosocial, cultural, and financial barriers to participation. Build physical literacy and confidence in trying new fitness activities with Get Active!
There are three components of this four-month program starting August 28, 2023:
1) Social Activities – Semi-monthly gatherings provide an opportunity to explore new activities and to help build a sense of belonging. The first event will include an orientation and following events will be geared towards social activities that promote wellness, such as a fitness class, walking groups or watching a hockey game together.
2) Mentorship – The mentorship component pairs a participant with a Kinesiology student mentor, who helps the participant find activities that they may want to try and assist with goal setting. This allows a personal approach to developing a physical activity plan and teaching physical literacy.
3) Subsidized Fitness Programs – Subsidized UNA physical activity programs will be available to participants including:
The initiative is led by Kirkland Halliday, UNA Program Coordinator, and Kieran Petty, UNA Fitness Centre Supervisor. Kirkland and Kieran have over 10 years’ experience in health, fitness, and recreation. After earning their Bachelor’s of Kinesiology degrees at UBC, Kirkland completed her Masters before entering into the Recreation field, and Kieran dove right into her passion for Recreation & Fitness. Kieran and Kirkland are both passionate about helping others live a more physically activity lifestyle. Please contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries.