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Five ways to make gyms and swimming pools more accessible to women

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This Girl Can has revealed the top five things women want to see in gyms and pools to help them to go back in greater numbers. The campaign has published the results of a new survey which showed as many as 87% of the This Girl Can community feel safe to return with anti-coronavirus measures in place.

However, while gyms have clearly done an excellent job in supporting and helping people to feel safe, just 27% of women said they’ve visited a gym since they were allowed to reopen, with even fewer having visited a swimming pool (13%). To help encourage more women to go back, especially important given how gym settings support women to be active, the This Girl Can community has set out a list of ideas that would further help to combat concerns around feeling intimidated or judged (51%) or feeling uncomfortable in their swimwear (73%).

The top five ideas were:

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Posted on 18th September 2020