By Eddie McAteer, Sports Editor
Bristol University’s gym will be running women-only sessions on Wednesday afternoons as of next week.
The sessions will aim to create a safe, supportive and motivational workout space for anyone who self-identifies as female.
Following conversations between the SU Women’s Network, Sport and Student Development officer Rushab Shah and Equality officer Jason Palmer, the gym will just be open to self-identifying females between 14:30 and 15:30 on Wednesdays.
**NEW** women-only gym sessions will be bookable from next week! These one-hour sessions are for members who self-identify as female and will be supported by an all-female health and fitness team. Find out more >> https://t.co/rjHyGgrRXn pic.twitter.com/R89vH2pykg— University of Bristol Sport (@BristolUniSport) April 9, 2021
The decision to introduce these sessions has been influenced in part by the success of various #ThisGirlCan events such as the 2019 female-only ‘gym-takeover’ that saw over 200 students attend.
The University’s Sport, Exercise and Health department are also hoping that the sessions make it easier for members that require a women-only area for religious or cultural reasons.
The facility is set to reopen its doors on Monday, April 12 in line with the next stage of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown.
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Will you be taking advantage of the new sessions?