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Results "In 2015, Ladyfit was involved in welcoming refugees to Utrecht by inviting a group of them to a meal and offering free sport activities."

Ladyfit offers fitness, aerobics, and Zumba. Classes are given by a team of 22 professional trainers who have volunteered their time. The club also organises football sessions. Beyond sport, the club organises social events, for example the Healthy Happy Hour focused on dieting and healthy food, and debates around issues including parenting, education, identity, and religion. It also runs a Lady Business Club, which offers training to women who want to start their own businesses. Ladyfit set up a training programme for children aged 2 to 7 called ‘Tigers on prescription’ focused on health, self-confidence, and resilience. In 2015, Ladyfit was involved in welcoming refugees to Utrecht by inviting a group of them to a meal and offering free sport activities.

Partners The partners of Ladyfit are the City Council of Utrecht, the Knowledge Centre for Sport Netherlands (KCSport), the association of sports clubs of Utrecht (VSU), the NutsOhra foundation, several schools, the Mulier Institute, and private companies.

Created in 2005, Ladyfit now has 800 members and has opened a multifunctional sport facility in the neighbourhood of Kanaleneiland. It offers sport and social activities to women and children and has become a centre where women can gather and discuss issues ranging from family life to the role of women in society. Recently, Ladyfit was chosen as partner for a project aimed at promoting healthy lifestyle among families of Kanaleneiland: a number of Ladyfit members will be ambassadors of this programme. Beyond sport, Ladyfit has become a voice for women in the neighbourhood, and a key local actor.

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European Practices for Social Integration through Sport  

European Practices for Social Integration through Sport  

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