PINK CLAW was born with the idea of offering a multidisciplinary outdoor activity for women only. Participants will be women between the ages of 18 and 35 who have never exercised or have not exercised regularly for at least 2 years. Participation will be 120 women for the first year and 240 women the second for a total, in the 4 countries participating in the project of 360 women. The Pink Claw coach is only women. As a ‘claw, the base of PINK Claw is composed of 5 difference discipline and activity that have been selected over time because they are considered most effective in stimulating motor activity among women participants.

The five activities are:

  • Obstacle Course Race (OCR)
  • Self-defence
  • Tactical fitness
  • Mindfulness
  • First AID

Specifically, the project is organised in Work Packages (WP), namely:

WP1 – Project coordination

WP2 – Organisation of a training for female coaches

Two coaches will be selected from each partner country and trained in Italy. The selection criteria will be:

  • degree in motor sciences discipline
  • experience in at least two or more of the four practical disciplines (Self Defense, Tactical Fitness, OCR, Mindfulness) of the project
  • English knowledge

To widen as much as possible the possibility to apply as a coach for the PINK CLAW project, the training will be divided into an online training part and a 3 days in-person training.

The trained coaches will have then to replicate the training in order to attract new coaches for future activities.

WP3 – PINK CLAW workout programme

During the project, 3 courses will be organized in each partner country, lasting 8 months, for 12 courses. The course is addressed to women aged 18 and 35 who have never exercised or have not exercised regularly for at least 2 years.

The training sessions have been structured to alternate days of intense physical activity (which is required in the activities of OCR and Tactical Fitness) to days in which the predominant aspect is technical (self-defence), psychological (mindfulness) and cultural (First AID).

WP4 – Longitudinal study

  • Questionnaire 1 to collect information about the habits in the field of motor activity of women between 18 and 35 years.
  • Questionnaire 2 to understand which of the strategies put in place will bring the desired result of increasing physical activity among the women of this particular group. If and how the multi-sport mode of the PINK CLAW succeeded in motivating women and if this happened differently in different countries and different courses. The subject of this specific survey will be women who participate in PINK CLAW courses.

WP5 – Impact and Dissemination