Women’s Collective set get the community sweating up a storm

Boxing, Zumba, Group Classes – with so many different exercise options on offer it can be hard to know what exercise is right for you. Well, now is your chance to try all these classes (plus many more!) and raise funds for families affected by domestic violence at the same time.

‘Sweat Like A Girl’ is an exercise marathon like no other and set to take our district by storm on Saturday 7th March and also ties in with International Women’s Day. Organised by The Hills Women’s Collective, the event consists of six hours of back-to-back exercise sessions offering huge variety including; Pilates, Bollywood Zumba, Yoga, Bootcamp, Boxing fitness, Jazzercise and Running training. There will be seven local fitness businesses volunteering their time to run the sessions and your ticket gives you full access to participate in as many of the classes as you wish! Profits from the event go to RizeUp, a charity supporting families affected by domestic violence. If exercise isn’t your thing, there is still an opportunity to pop along and browse through the various stalls, grab a coffee or bite to eat. 

This extraordinary event is the brainchild of Keperra local and Hills Women’s Collective member, Briony O’Connor. After working for many years as a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, Briony realised just how prevalent domestic violence is and the impact it has on women’s self-confidence and physical wellbeing.

Ladies from The Hills Women’s Collective – From (L-R) Letitia Everist, Stacey Kusher, Diane Harner, Kate Byrne, Briony O‘Connor and Jode Harman.

‘Exercising makes women feel stronger in body and mind and gives us that endorphin-fueled kick that we need to get through the daily grind. I really wanted to do something to help and it seemed natural to run an exercise-based event that could shine a light on an issue faced by too many women – domestic violence,’ said Briony.

Briony started talking to other local women about the concept and found many had the same desire to assist vulnerable women and families within our community. This in turn has culminated in the formation of the Hills Women’s Collective that now consists of 15 mums from the Hills district and surrounding suburbs.

Sweat Like a Girl will take place on Saturday, March 7th from 10am-4pm at the Mary McKillop Centre, St Williams Primary School, Grovely. Tickets for ages 12+ years are available through Eventbrite here or check out the ‘Sweat Like a Girl’ Facebook event page for updates and booking link. Ticket prices are $15 for students $15 and $40 for adults.

Bookings for stalls have already commenced. This is a great opportunity to promote your service or product at the low cost of only $30 for the day. If you would like further information or to secure a stall, contact Kate at hillswomenscollective@gmail.com 

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