WOMEN across Eastleigh are being asked to get active as part of a scheme to improve activity and fitness levels.

Eastleigh Borough Council is inviting women aged over 16 to join the This Girl Can Eastleigh tribe for 2022.

Funded by Sport England, the scheme is said to have been "instrumental" over the past six years in encouraging women to become more active by challenging barriers and changing the way physical activity is presented.

The campaign starts with subsidised women-only New Year activities of the Couch to 5k programme, Boogie Bounce, and a discounted gym membership at Wyvern Sport & Fitness Centre.

In the spring and autumn, waves of activities for mums and over 50s will follow with additional support coming from live Mind over Matter online workshops.

This Girl Can Eastleigh also includes a recruitment drive for women in the Borough to share their stories of getting active to inspire others.

The Council’s Cabinet Member for Health, Councillor Tonia Craig, said: “As a council, we are committed to supporting health and wellbeing post pandemic.

"This Girl Can Eastleigh proved a force in the Borough and women can get behind it once again together to address barriers to getting active."