Women across campus are finding that keeping fit takes less time than they thought by signing up for the MacWarrior Women social sport program.
The program, developed by the Equity and Diversity Unit and Macquarie University Sport, provides fitness opportunities to women on campus who prefer to exercise in an exclusively female environment.
Faculty of Human Sciences (Education) marker and tutor Aimee Parr took the five week program to get a taste of the variety of sporting activities on offer.
“As an academic, I don’t tend to exercise very much because I don’t have a lot of time,” said Aimee. “I felt an hour a week is not very strenuous and the various activities would allow me to see what I like, without locking into an activity I might dislike for a long period of time.
Aimee says she also liked the idea of women only classes. “As someone that doesn’t like gyms, I felt more comfortable exercising with other women.”
Classes include yoga, self-defence and hip hop, with Pilates and boxing to be added soon.
“I’m looking forward to Pilates. I really enjoyed yoga and I think it might be slightly similar. The instructor is lovely and very knowledgeable, and the timing of late afternoon is also helpful as it doesn’t interrupt the day,” said Aimee.
Final session details
When: Wednesday 29 October and 5 November
Time: 3 to 4pm
Cost: $5 per session