Can-do call to the women of Moorabool

By Esther Lauaki

Moorabool women are being encouraged to try something new and get active.

VicHealth’s inaugural This Girl Can Week, which runs until Sunday (March 24), aims to encourage more women to give physical activity a go or return to exercise after a break.

Moorabool mayor Paul Tatchell said the week was about empowering women to feel comfortable in their bodies and in public spaces – regardless of their ability, how they look or how sweaty they get.

“This Girl Can has had real success in building a supportive community of women who encourage each other to get out there and get active,” Cr Tatchell said.

“Our council is proud to work
with VicHealth during This Girl Can Week to encourage local women and girls to smash the stereotypes holding them back from getting active and have a go.

“There’ll be a range of come-and-try activities that will help women take that first and often daunting step to being active.”

VicHealth chief executive Jerril Rechter urged women to get out of their comfort zone.

“We want all women – no matter how sweaty they get, how red their face is or how good they are – to feel comfortable about getting out there and giving physical activity a go,” he said.