Fit Reds Gains Sponsorship From Local Businesses

Reds in the Community are pleased to announce that with the backing and sponsorships from local business’, GQA, Handle Trade LTD, NSW Tiling and Plastering and Barnsley Bait and Tackles, we were able to launch another Fit Reds Programme here at Oakwell.

Reds in the Community’s Fit Reds programme is designed for male participants over 35 years-old in the local community, helping them to make positive lifestyle changes through a combination of theory, football and physical activity sessions, delivered in partnership with Be Well Barnsley.

The programme, which has been running for over seven years, has previously been part-funded through different health-related initiatives, however, funding has recently come to an end.

Last year, Reds in the Community ran four programmes and helped make a positive difference to the lives of more than 80 men, helping them to lose more than 120kg in body weight across our nine and 10-week programmes.

Eighty-seven percent of all participants saw their blood sugar reduce, while all who took part have increased their physical activity and exercise regimes as a direct result of attending Fit Reds.

Mick Clayton, Fits Red Veteran, committee member and local business sponsor for the initiative, commented: “Statistics highlight that men are less likely to be conscious of a healthy lifestyle.

“The Fit Reds programme gives men the opportunity each week to attend an informal workshop with a Community Health Trainer, alongside some progressive, physical activities. Every week, individuals gain a better understanding of the effects bad habits can have on their bodies and how to make changes to improve.”

GQA – GQA Qualifications is an Awarding Organisation for specialist sectors and occupational roles. Our current qualifications cover the Glass, Construction, Coating and Print industries.

Handle Trade LTD – Sourcing of high-quality Handles and associated products and wherever possible offer a suited range. Competitive prices backed up by a prompt delivery service with goods despatched the same day.

NSW Tiling and Plastering – NSW Plastering and Tiling.  Plastering, Tiling and Rendering. Honest, reliable and trustworthy. 25 years experience.

Barnsley Bait and Tackle – Barnsley Bait and Tackle are a retail angling shop located in Mapplewell that stocks a range of match and coarse fishing tackle and bait.