Women looking to take up a new sport or fitness class can take part in a weekend of free sports and activity programmes this weekend.
The free activities include walking netball and football, cheer leading, spin class, yoga, and tug of war.
The ‘She wants to, she can do!’ events, being held at: John Bunyan Sport and Fitness, Bedford International Athletic Stadium, Bedford Park, and Bedford Central Library will take place from tomorrow (26 April) until Sunday (28 April).
Most of the sessions are just for women and girls, but everyone is welcome at the ‘Family Fun Friday’ session at the Athletic Stadium from 6pm until 7pm.
A Council spokesperson said “It is fantastic to be able to offer these free activities for women and girls, supported by the Council and our leisure partners Fusion Lifestyle, working with the National Lottery and Sport England through the ‘This Girl Can’ campaign.
“Research by ‘This Girl Can’ has shown that many women are put off taking part in sports or physical activity due to fear of judgement.
“We hope these sessions will offer a great chance for women and girls to try something new, in a friendly environment, and completely for free.”
For more information, visit www.bedford.gov.uk/thisgirlcan to find out more.