Introducing #ThisMMUGirlCan!

#ThisMMUGirlCan returns to campus for a week of exciting, free activities designed our female students and staff to get involved with!

From new challenges like Pole Fitness and Circuit classes, to old favourites like Women’s Football and Netball, there’s plenty of activities for you to get involved with throughout the week!

And, because this week is specifically about YOU, we’ll be sharing inspiring stories from women just like you across our social media channels, so make sure you’re following us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and join in the conversation by using the #ThisMMUGirlCan hashtag.

Pole Fitness

ThisGirlCan pole

It’s no secret that Pole is one of the best ways to build strength, increase flexibility and endurance, and tone your body!

Our Pole Fitness sessions are being led by our societies in Manchester and Cheshire, who are so passionate about what they do that they can’t wait to get you involved as well!

If you fancy giving it a go, we’re offering three Pole sessions as part of the week.  Make sure you bring yourself, shorts and a vest top to take part.

Monday 30th Nov Pole Fitness 6:00pm – 8:00pm Student Zone
Friday 4th Dec Pole Fitness (Book) 12:00pm – 1:00pm The Union*
Friday 4th Dec Pole Fitness (Book) 1:00pm – 2:00pm The Union*

*Booking required, please use the MMU Online Shop



Yogalates perfectly blends together Pilates and Yoga for a satisfying workout that combines, in our opinion, the best bits of both classes!  It’s a workout designed to build your core strength, flexibility and balance – all good things!

If you fancy giving the class a go for free, then come along to our session.

Mon 30th Nov Yogalates 6:45pm – 7:00pm Platt Lane Sports Complex


F.I.T stands for Females in Training and conveniently also alludes to what this class will help you do – get yourself fit!

The class is led in the same way as a circuit class, using a range of equipment such as punching pads and medicine balls.  Don’t let that put you off – the main benefit of the class is that it’s delivered in a supportive group environment.

Tues 1st Dec F.I.T (Females in Training) 5:15pm – 6:15pm Sugden Sports Centre

Women’s Football

A classic, but a goodie!  Part of our Active Campus programme, our Women’s Football session helps you channel your inner Steph Houghton and give the sport a go in a fun and friendly environment.  And, as an extra bonus, the session is delivered by a member of coaching staff from MCFC.

Tues 1st Dec Women’s Football 6:00pm – 7:00pm Sugden Sports Centre

Abs Blast and Bums and Tums

Both of these classes work on those typically difficult areas, helping to tone them up!

Wed 2nd Dec Abs Blast 12:00pm – 12:30pm Platt Lane Sports Complex
Sat 5th Dec Bums and Tums 10:30am – 11:30am Platt Lane Sports Complex

Women’s-only swim

ThisGirlCan swimming

We love swimming! Not only is it a fantastic low impact activity, but it’s also a great way to relax and recuperate with nothing but you and the water.  This week’s session is also taking place in the Manchester Aquatics Centre, an Olympic sized pool built for the Commonwealth Games!

Wed 2nd Dec Women’s only Swim 1:30pm – 2:30pm Manchester Aquatics Centre


ThisGirlCan carmen

For those of you who fancy a little bit more of a challenge, our circuit classes are designed to build your strength and stamina.  Trust us – you’ll feel like an absolute superhero when you’re done!


Wed 2nd Dec Strength Circuit 6:00pm – 7:00pm Platt Lane Sports Complex


Thurs 3rd Dec Circuit Class 5:00pm – 6:00pm Cheshire Sports Centre

Rave Fitness

ThisGirlCan Rave

We love our weekly women’s only Rave Fitness class, which started last year and continued due to extremely popular demand!  Set to an awesome sound track, the class is a great way to finish off your day by busting some moves to some great music.

Thurs 3rd Dec Rave Fitness 5:00pm – 6:00pm Birley Sports Hall


ThisGirlCan Netball 2

Another classic, but a goodie!  Lots of women stopped playing netball when they left high school, but now there’s no reason why you can’t pick it up again with our fantastic netball sessions!  Led by members of our netball club, you’re going to get some good pointers to help you score those nets!


Thurs 3rd Dec Netball 4:30pm – 5:30pm Sugden Sports Centre


Tues 1st Dec Netball 6:00pm – 7:00pm Cheshire Sports Centre


Zumba took the world by storm a few years ago and we’ve not looked back since!  It’s a great way to put a smile on your face, move your body and burn some calories, all while moving to some Latino-inspired music. !  Our Zumba session is led by our society Chair, Emma, a qualified instructor who is extremely passionate about what she does!

Wed 2nd Dec Zumba 4:00pm – 5:00pm Old Gymnasium

If you have any questions about any of our sessions, just pop us an email on

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