Charlton Athletic Community Trust have begun a new pioneering health and lifestyle programme for football fanatics that find it difficult to get involved.
Football Fans In Training (FFIT) is a 13 week lifestyle programme that aims to help Men between 35-65, who have a waist size of 38 inches or more, bring about behaviour changes in order to improve their health. During the course, those involved will be educated about their diet and nutrition, will take part in gentle physical activity, and will be informed on how to make healthier lifestyle choices in general.
The programme is a gradual approach towards boosting levels of physical activity, taking an individualised focus on each member, including 12 weekly stadium-based training sessions with SPFL coaches and pedometer-based homework.
The sessions aim to teach core principles of exercise, with the first focusing on short aerobic workouts tailored to baseline fitness and exercise preferences. Strength and flexibility work are added as the length of the training session increases.
The pedometer will be used to set weekly targets to increase daily step count. By the midpoint of the programme, men should be achieving the current recommendations for physical activity (30 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week). By the end of the programme, men should be, with an improved diet, achieving recommended levels for weight loss (45-60 minutes of moderate activity on most days of the week).
Those involved will also be encouraged to use local facilities to introduce further physical activity in their daily lives, and to continue to meet up for exercise sessions once FFIT has ended.
If you want to come along, the first session will take place on:
September 5th, Monday, 7 – 9pm, The Valley, Floyd Road, Charlton, London, SE7 8BL.
You can also find out more information on their website: www.ffit.org.uk
Or if you wish to speak with someone, contact: 0800 470 4831