Fit Reds Programme

The Fit Reds Programme is an ‘Award Winning’ 9 – week healthy lifestyle programme delivered in partnership with Person Shaped Support (PSS) and targets overweight and inactive males over the age of 35 years. Using football and Barnsley Football Club as a hook, Fit Reds supports men to make positive lifestyle changes and become more physically active as well as increasing their knowledge and skills in relation to leading healthy lifestyles.

The programme consists of a series of two-hour workshops delivered over the course of the nine-week programme. In the first half of each workshop, Community Health Trainers (Be Well Barnsley) provide participants with information regarding diet, nutrition and healthy lifestyles. The Community Health Trainers also provide participants with one to one support in relation to food diaries that they are encouraged to keep helping them achieve individual goals and lifestyle changes. Participant’s health measurements are taken at the beginning, middle and end of the programme to monitor individual progress throughout and to act as a motivator.

In the second half of each weekly workshop, qualified coaches (Level 3 minimum) deliver physical activity. The coaches deliver a progressively challenging activity programme consisting of warm ups, circuit training, strength and conditioning work and a cool down. The coaches are able to personalise sessions and devise alternative activities where necessary to respond to individuals with diverse physical activity needs and abilities. The style of the programme encourages team spirit and participants express their appreciation to being with other men ‘like them’ who are overweight, unfit and who shared an interest in the football club.

Current and upcoming programmes:

OAKWELL FOOTBALL STADIUM ( rolling programme)

For further information or to book a place contact us on 01226 211333 alternatively Email Fit Reds Coordinator at [email protected]