Thanks to Sports England the What Women Want project aims to help the women and girls of Preston become more active.

We aim to provide a programme of fitness activities and classes that are:

  • Enjoyable and fun
  • Local and convenient
  • Accessible and convenient

It is a fantastic opportunity for Preston women and girls over the age of 14 who would like to be more active, or take the first steps toward becoming active.


What Women Want project locations

The project will allow women of Preston to develop physical activity sessions to encourage women to try something new within the following targeted areas around the city:

  • Ingol
  • Larches
  • Riversway
  • University
  • Town Centre
  • Moor Park
  • St Georges
  • Deepdale
  • St Matthews
  • Brookfield
  • Fishwick
  • Ribbleton

The team recognise home, family and social pressures can make women feel like there is little time for physical activity, but there are many benefits to being active, whatever a person’s age or ability.

Keep up to date on the programme

Join us on social media to get all the latest news and updates. We would also love to hear what you think about the scheme and our activities:



Activity Timetable

What Women Want aims to get us ladies of Preston more active through a range of fun and social fitness activities for you to enjoy. We are working on holding loads of great activities, which will offer something for everyone. So come on ladies, grab a friend and give it a go...



Do I need to book my class?

Although you don't need to book on to many of our activities, you will need to register at your first session. This can be done at your first session before starting the activity.


Other What Women Want Activities

Aside from our range of What Women Want activities, check out other exciting women only sessions taking place across Preston:

Activity session locations

You'll find below the address details for our What Women Want sessions:

  • St Augustine’s Centre, Avenham, Preston, PR1 3YJ
  • Farringdon Park Community Centre, 24 Thirlmere Road, Preston, PR1 5TR 
  • Moor Nook Youth Centre, Burholme Road, Preston, PR2 6HN
  • The Pavilion, Avenham and Miller Park, Preston, PR1 8JT
  • Moor Park, Garstang Road, Preston, PR1 6AS
  • West View Leisure, Ribbleton Lane, PR1 5EP
  • Haslam Park, Bristow Avenue, Preston, PR2 1JE
  • Tanterton Village Centre, Kidsgrove, Preston, PR2 7BX
  • Intact Centre, 49 Whitby Avenue, Ingol, Preston PR2 3YP
  • Gujarat Hindu Society and Community Centre, South Meadow Lane, Preston PR1 8JN
  • UCLAN Arena, Tom Benson Way, Preston, Lancashire PR2 1SG
  • St Josephs Sports and Art Centre, Rigby St, Preston PR1 5XL