9 episodes

This Girl Can - Victoria is all about women who are giving it a go and getting active no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get - and they feel great while they do it.

In this podcast series our This Girl Can - Victoria ambassadors share their stories about getting active their way. These inspiring conversations explore how each ambassador moves her body her way, the challenges she's faced throughout her journey, and how she's overcome these to enjoy how being active makes her feel.

Every woman in Victoria is on her own journey to being active. Join us each week to hear a new story that we hope will empower you to get active whenever, wherever and however you choose - and to enjoy the feeling when you do.

Find out more at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.

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This Girl Can - Victoria is all about women who are giving it a go and getting active no matter how well they do it, how they look or how sweaty they get - and they feel great while they do it.

In this podcast series our This Girl Can - Victoria ambassadors share their stories about getting active their way. These inspiring conversations explore how each ambassador moves her body her way, the challenges she's faced throughout her journey, and how she's overcome these to enjoy how being active makes her feel.

Every woman in Victoria is on her own journey to being active. Join us each week to hear a new story that we hope will empower you to get active whenever, wherever and however you choose - and to enjoy the feeling when you do.

Find out more at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.

    This Girl Can - Meet Kelly

    This Girl Can - Meet Kelly

    Meet Kelly.

    "Self-love is not selfish. It's love. So it makes me a happier person, which means I'll be a better person to everyone around me."

    Kelly's a mum of three, and like many parents, put the wellbeing of her kids before her own.

    After the birth of her youngest child, Kelly realised it was time to focus on her own health. Looking after herself first, meant she could better care for her family.

    Today, Kelly has a love of Pilates and is part of a netball team made up of a beautiful community of other mum's from her children's school. Not only does this benefit Kelly's own mental and physical health, but she's showing her children that anyone - regardless of age or ability - should get active because of how great it makes you feel.

    Find out more about This Girl Can at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening right now

    • 10 min
    This Girl Can - Meet Natalie

    This Girl Can - Meet Natalie

    Meet Natalie.

    "I find exercise is a mental release...it's now more for mental health and keeps me motivated."

    Natalie has lived in rural Victoria all her life. Being kilometres away from the closest neighbour, to over 30 minutes away from town, the tyranny of distance can have big impacts of physical and mental wellbeing.

    Since moving to Manangatang in Northern Victoria, Natalie has used physical activity as a way to bring women of all ages together.

    The birth of her first child 15 years ago left Natalie feeling quite isolated and craving human interaction. What started as a walking group has evolved into a social group that not only get active together, but has built a strong community despite being kilometres apart.

    Find out more about This Girl Can at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.
    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening right now.

    • 12 min
    This Girl Can - Meet Natasha

    This Girl Can - Meet Natasha

    Meet Natasha.

    "Exercise is mental for me. It's emotional for me. It makes me appreciate what I can do in my body now...and it's also just nice to connect with one's physical self."

    Natasha is a 'body positive' personal trainer who celebrates the uniqueness of every body.

    By empowering and inspiring her clients to move and celebrate what their bodies can achieve rather than how they look, Natasha sees being physically active as key to living a happy life.

    Find out more about This Girl Can at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.
    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening right now.

    • 10 min
    This Girl Can - Meet Kirsten

    This Girl Can - Meet Kirsten

    Meet Kirsten.

    "What I get from having a group of women is...motivation, connectiveness and also realness. We have real conversations...we cheer each other on in everyday life."

    With an Aboriginal mother and an African-American father who was in the military, Kirsten grew up all over the world - from Japan, to the United States, to Geraldton in Western Australia. Though it was when she was on Country at Mount Magnet near Geraldton that she felt whole and free.

    Sports weren't Kirsten's thing growing up, but she yearned to be outside. It wasn't until she was in her late 20's that she started to see fitness as more than a means to an end, realising being active was key to her wellbeing and happiness.

    Now living in Melbourne, Kirsten and her '5am sisters' get together at least once a week to not only exercise, but to genuinely connect with each other - which is important now more than ever.

    Find out more about This Girl Can at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening right now.

    • 12 min
    This Girl Can - Meet Rocca

    This Girl Can - Meet Rocca

    Meet Rocca.

    "I think life is mysterious...amazing...beautiful. And I don't want to waste any moment of my life. I want to use absolutely every moment to do the things that I love, and that includes sports and being active."

    Rocca's passion for dance is in her DNA. Growing up in Colombia, music and dance was a huge part of her upbringing, and it wasn't long until her Mum and Auntie's love of dance rubbed off on Rocca.

    After moving to Australia to study at University, the unthinkable happened when Rocca was hit by a car and she has been in a wheelchair ever since.
    During rehab Rocca discovered wheelchair tennis and came to the realisation that her wheelchair wasn't an obstacle for her to live a happy, active life.

    This realisation combined with her love for music and dance led Rocca to starting a Para-dance group. It's a place where women in wheelchairs come together to feel the connection of being part of a group, free of judgement and see their wheelchairs in a new light - not just as a tool for transportation, but as a partner.

    Big thanks to Em Quattrocchi for her footage of Dance and Roll's classes. Check out Em's vlog and interview with Rocca here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDsomzH9Q-0

    Find out more about This Girl Can at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening right now.

    • 13 min
    This Girl Can - Meet Sue

    This Girl Can - Meet Sue

    Meet Sue.

    "It's never too late to try something new. It's never too late to get up, get active and have fun."

    Sue has always loved footy. Growing up in the 70s, Sue dreamt of playing footy with the boys. Society had other ideas when she was told she couldn't play because she was a girl.

    It wasn't until Sue's two kids were well into primary school that she revisited her physical activity dreams. It was here that Sue decided to focus on her own wellbeing.
    What began as a trial of a friend's Belly Dance class set Sue on a new journey that, many years later, saw her join a women's football league at age 53.

    Sue's story is one of reflection, and that despite the twists and turns of life it's never too late to find what you love to do and follow your physical activity passion.

    A big thank you to the AFL for providing audio from the first match of the first season of the AFLW.

    Find out more about This Girl Can at thisgirlcan.com.au, join the community on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use the hashtag #ThisGirlCanVIC.

    If you like what you hear, be sure to subscribe in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you're listening right now.

    • 14 min