We are looking for young adult women who are inactive and experiencing problems with infertility to help us to evaluate a physical activity program which is designed to improve health and fitness in women of reproductive age.

Before the start of the program we will ask you to complete a survey and measure your physical activity with a wrist worn monitor. You will then be enrolled in a SIX WEEK on-line education/motivation program which involves 2-4 group meetings (using Zoom) and development (with our help) of your own individualised physical activity program. During the program we will ask you to keep records of your activities and your heart rate and perceptions of exertion, in a diary and/or on your phone.

Because of COVID restrictions there will be no face to face contact in this study; all the materials will be delivered to you by mail and you can return the monitor in a reply paid envelope (supplied). Your physical activities can take place anywhere you choose.

Participant benefits:

The potential benefits are that you should become fitter and healthier. Being fit is associated with many physical and mental health benefits.


Who should participate?

  • Women up to 45 years with fertility problems (e.g. have been trying without success to become pregnant – for at least a year (or for 6 months if you are over 35).
  • Women who are currently inactive. Women who are already doing at least 150 minutes of physical activity each week are ineligible.
  • Participants must own a smart phone with Bluetooth technology and access to Internet

Register your interest:

If you would like more information, please contact:

Dr Gabriela Mena
PhD Candidate

This study has been approved by The University of Queensland Human Research Ethics Committee [Approval No. 2020001847]