What is it?
The FitFans programme has been designed to provide free support for adults across the country trying to lose weight, who have previously tried and failed to maintain an effective weight loss regime. Through specialist lifestyle and exercise advice, the programme can help deliver safe and effective weight loss for those in the community that need it the most.
Due to the fact that often, middle-aged men are less inclined to make the most of extant weight management support services, the FitFans initiative has been designed specifically with males aged over 40, with a BMI in excess of 25 in mind. Naturally, however, it is also available to women and can be accessed by adults of all ages, depending on what the local community’s needs are.
It features sports-heavy programmes, designed to make exercise fun and the sessions are led by people who work closely with local professional footballers. Participants will receive coaching and advice on all manner of subjects, including in-depth exploration of issues surrounding diet, nutrition and why so-called quick fixes often fail.
Staff will be a constant source of inspiration, advice and support for service users over the 12-week programme that will look into the consequences of everyone’s behaviour and will teach the fundamentals of healthy, long-term weight management.
This includes improving the participants’ relationship with physical activity for good and making them fully aware of all the benefits of healthy weight management, including long-term health and wellbeing, such as reducing the risks of certain cancers, heart disease and type 2 diabetes.
FitFans’ aim is to get all its service users on the road to reaching a healthy weight, both through education over nutrition and through football. At the end of the programme, the target is for everyone to be enjoying the game more than ever – both on the pitch and off it.
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