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By Sport England | 27 September 2021 | TAGS: Women and girls, Children and young people

A new video-on-demand platform is hoping to inspire teenage girls to get active through fun PE lessons.

This Girl Can’s Studio You launches today and aims to increase the number of teenage girls meeting the Chief Medical Officer’s guideline level of physical activity for their age.

Currently 57% of girls aged 13-16 are not meeting the guidelines, with a 52.9% citing a lack of confidence and 57.2% saying self-consciousness is a barrier to them getting active.

Studio You has been created with teenage girls and PE teachers, and is designed to break down these barriers.

Supported by the Association for Physical Education, the Netflix-style platform will be free and allow PE teachers to teach classes in activities such as yoga, boxing, Pilates and dance – all of which our research showed would be popular among teenage girls than more traditional offerings.

And with almost a third of teenage girls (32.4%) saying they haven’t found anything they enjoy, this is a key factor in why Studio You can help PE teachers.

Read more about this new platform here

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