Women's Sport: Four ways to celebrate International Women's Day this weekend

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This year, International Women's Day aims to encourage individuals to help create a gender equal world.

 

As said by the International Women's Day campaign, an equal world is an enabled world and we are all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. With that in mind, there's no better time than this International Women's Day to embrace you strengths, meet with like-minded individuals and celebrate females across the globe. 

If you're stuck for inspiration as to how to celebrate, here's our top picks of things to do this International Women's Day.

Cheer on England in Peckham
The team behind our favourite football X fashion mag, SEASON Zine, are hosting a double whammy event bringing you a Women's Day Lunch and SheBelieves meet-up.

#EachForEqual is the theme for this year's International Women's Day and SEASON Zine felt that this closely aligned with their own mission "to counter the fact that modern football culture is male, pale and sometimes stale, and to tell football and fashion stories (always one, sometimes both) that showcase, celebrate and empower women in football whether they play or not."

To celebrate the occasion, SEASON Zine are inviting those interested to connect over a Sunday lunch and then stay on to watch England take on Japan in Matchday Two of the SheBelieves Cup.

The event is sponsored by Daye, who make sustainable tampons infused with CBD oil - and attendees will be gifted samples to take home!

Where? Prince of Peckham, London
When? 8th March, 4pm - 8pm
How much? £20

Get a sweat on in Manchester
What better way to feel like a true queen than to dance like Beyonce? The School of SOS in Manchester are hosting an International Women's Day Workshop event, suitable for women of all ages and ability levels.

Taught by five of the SOS BOSSES, you'll be strutting to, as they put it, a sass-fuelled dance routine that's bound to get your pulses racing. As well as learning all the relevant choreo, you'll also benefit from an inspiring talk on all things 'bossing life' and get the chance to network with likeminded females.

50% of all proceeds from the IWD Workshop will go to the Manchester Women's Charity, Emmeline's Pantry, who help women and their families access the things they need most, such as food and toiletries.

As the SOS BOSSES say; 'See you on the dance floor, Manchester Queens!'

Where? Studio25, Manchester
When? 8th March, 12pm - 3pm
How much? £10

Find your inner zen in Kettering
If relaxation is your favourite way to celebrate, head to Kettering Park Hotel and Spa. Their International Women's Day event is open to women of all ages and those who are 'aiming to live a generous, compassionate and healthy lifestyle'.

Your day will include Zumba classes that are designed to get your heart pumping, yoga sessions to engage your body and workshops on skin analysis, mindfulness, assertiveness, confidence building, as well as tips on coping with the menopause.

With group classes every half hour and workshops on the hour, you can pack your day with as much or as little as you like, whilst stopping to indulge in cake and coffee and networking amongst a whole host of empowering women.

The event is designed to get your endorphins racing, ensuring you take home an amazing wealth of knowledge and empowerment - and a goody bag!

Where? Kettering Park Hotel and Spa
When? 8th March, 12pm - 5pm
How much? £12

Try a HIIT and Run in Greenwich
Perhaps being in the great outdoors is what empowers you most? London sports club, Greenwich Runners are hosting a 3K HIIT and Run session to help get your International Women's Day off on the right foot.

The morning run is open to women of all ages and abilities and will see you follow a route around the Borough of Greenwich. Every kilometre the group stops to engage in a five-minute high-intensity training session featuring tricep dips, planks, step-ups and press-ups.

This event will encourage you to celebrate your mental and physical power, whilst connecting with and supporting your running peers. There's no better way to kick-off International Women's Day than blowing out the cobwebs and pushing yourself to the limit with a full-body workout.

Where? Bottom main gates in Greenwich Park
When? 10am
How much? Free

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