Council is proud to be partnering with VicHealth for This Girl Can Week to encourage local women to get active – however, wherever and whenever they choose, without being judged.
As part of the Vic Health - This Girl Can campaign, Active Monash will be leading a number of free webinar sessions with the aim of inspiring and promoting women's health.
Helpful tips for improving your body image
Thursday 17 September
1pm - 2pm
Join Jodie for an interactive webinar where we explore body image and the importance of having a positive body image while learning let go of viewing your body as a ‘problem’ to ‘solve’.
Jodie will also explore motivation and how to practice Intuitive Movement.
Hosted on Zoom - The presentation can be accessed via the Zoom app or web browser.
Training Principles For Women (and how to avoid injury) with Michelle Wright
Tuesday 23 June
The training principles for everything from sport to yoga, to muscle conditioning has been based on research. The problem is that the research that has shaped our training principles has been completely carried out on men.
This session will give women the knowledge to carry with them for every exercise option on how to modify exercise specifically to their bodies, and their needs.
Reach for the Rainbow with Lisa Westlake
Wednesday 22 July
Discover 7 simple, rainbow-inspired, steps to living life a little lighter, brighter and higher.
Rainbows are light and bright and they remind us that with the rain there is sunshine.
Whatever our age, fitness, ability or gender this session will empower you to reach for a goal, fitness or otherwise, small or big!
A vibrant look at how we can take small steps to boost our fitness or enhance our health and wellbeing, finishing with a simple but beautiful rainbow relaxation.
Webinar with Olympian Ashleigh Brennan OLY
Tuesday 4 August
Ashleigh experienced the highs and lows of elite sport and lists balancing school, managing injuries and overcoming poor performance as challenges throughout her career.
These challenging times taught Ashleigh how to be resilient and is a skill she still calls upon now during these uncertain times in 2020.
She will share lessons learnt along the way and provide advice on goal setting, self-confidence strategies and overcoming self-doubt.
Ash is passionate about creating a supportive and empowering community for young women to be inspired to be the best possible version of themselves and to live a healthy and balanced life.
Join us for a fun and informative webinar.
Webinar with Kerryn Harvey
Wednesday 19 August
7pm - 8pm
Kerryn Harvey is a personal trainer, Founder and Life Member of the START foundation, and triathlete. She has also been an instructor for Active Monash.
When she was 35, Kerryn was diagnosed with stage III bowel cancer and required a bowel resection and 6 months of chemotherapy. At age 47, Kerryn contracted a flesh eating bacteria that required lifesaving surgery and a right forequarter amputation (arm and shoulder) was performed at Royal Adelaide Hospital.
Kerryn believes that getting back into physical activity after her surgery gave her a lot of confidence. Kerryn will speak to the importance of removing barriers, a supportive community, and empowering amputees, to be able to take part in sport and physical activity.
Pelvic Floor Webinar with Marietta Mehanni
Tuesday 1 September
2pm - 3pm
Pelvic floor issues are all too common, rarely talked about and are the subject of many myths and inaccuracies. This presentation will discuss:
- The function of the pelvic floor and it’s role within the core muscles
- Types of incontinence
- Pelvic floor exercises that you will be able to do yourself anywhere
- Red flags re pelvic floor dysfunction and what you can do about it