FIT HATTERS helps Kate return to the pitch with Luton Town Ladies FC

“This 12-week programme is just the beginning for me.”

Kate Walsh, a lifelong Luton Town fan who also plays for the Ladies’ team attended FIT HATTERS after seeing it as an opportunity to build and improve her physical health again.

Previously, she had to take an extended break from playing the game due to ill health which had to knock-on consequences her mental health and self-esteem.

She said: “I have been overweight for many years but due to being active it hadn’t bothered me as much, now I felt fat and useless.”

Average weight loss statistics for the FIT FANS programme are impressive and exceed those of many other programmes. On average women lose well over 3kg and men over 5.5kg by the end of the 12 weeks. We also have evidence that lifestyle change and weight loss are sustained over the following 12 months. More than 90% of men and 85% of women lose weight during the programme with many losing a clinically significant amount.  Our data shows FIT FANS helps people to increase physical activity, and reduce sedentary time, leading to weight loss, a significant reduction in reduction in blood pressure, and improvement in self-reported mental wellbeing measures.

As a season ticket holder at Luton Town, she was no stranger to the FIT HATTER advertisement but never considered it because of her own football career. That was until she knew something needed to change and felt that this was the perfect opportunity for her.

She explained: “The team at Luton Town running FIT HATTERS have been amazing and because it’s my club I feel very attached to the programme and feel very well supported.”

Having followed the programmes educational, physical and nutritional advice, Kate is “feeling better than ever.”

Kate has Type 2 diabetes which has recently deteriorated and she was advised to begin medication but she is determined to improve her own blood glucose levels with the methods she had learnt on the FIT HATTERS programme.

FIT HATTERS has also helped Kate’s anxiety by giving her a positive focus each week, even when her life gets stressful.

It isn’t just Kate who has seen the benefits but also her coaches who have been impressed with her improvements and she has been signed for the upcoming season.

Kate has Type 2 diabetes which has recently deteriorated and she was advised to begin medication but she is determined to improve her own blood glucose levels with the methods she had learnt on the FIT HATTERS programme.

FIT HATTERS has also helped Kate’s anxiety by giving her a positive focus each week, even when her life gets stressful.

 

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