As part of the project “Sports for Women in Urban Places” (SW-UP), the pilot program “Moving Together” will be carried out between 8th March and 7th April to raise awareness of female population resident in Guimarães to the benefits of regular physical activity.
The entitled Moving Together is an initiative of Tempo Livre and Câmara Municipal de Guimarães carried out in the framework of Eu-funded SWUP project. It begins on the International Women’s Day and ends on the World Health Day. The program includes three activities: a four-session workshop, a Sunday morning exercise session “for all” in four leisure parks and the “Walking together for life” walk.
The “Active Women” workshop begins on March 8th with the testimony of woman who maintains her sporting activity after facing breast cancer. On March 15th, a session with women over their 60’s participating in the senior program “Happy Life”, followed on March 22nd the session with four young high-level athletes who will share with the audience their experience of managing time, family, sports, school and social life in adolescence. The workshop “Active Women” ends on March 29th with a session dedicated to pregnant women who practice physical activity and sport in the project “Sport Little Bellies”.
On World Health Day (April 7th) the “Walking Together for Health” initiative will take place will. It will involve the community, partners of Tempo Livre and Câmara Municipal de Guimarães on a walk touring the city.
The Moving Together program is linked with the SW-UP survey results in Guimarães that points to a high level of female sedentarism, which in turn is related to other causes such as lack (or no) time available between professional and family obligations or having no one to be physically active with.
15, 21 and 28 February – Training course for sports leaders, managers and coaches
February 20 – Happy Hydro (mega-class water aerobics for those over 55)
7th March – Kingdom Fun Activity (active program for those over 55)
8, 15, 22 and 29 March – Workshop “Active women”
10, 17, 24 and 31 March – Gymnastics in the park for all
7th April – Walking together for Health
May 31st and June 1st – 5th edition of Medical and Sports Seminar