Take a step to foot­balling fit­ness

Middlesbrough Herald & Post - - SPORT -

FOOTBALL Fans in Train­ing is a pro­gramme aimed at en­cour­ag­ing heath­ier life­styles in men aged 35-65.

Since June 2106 over 90 men have taken part in the pro­gramme and have lost an amaz­ing 90 stone in weight.

A num­ber of the par­tic­i­pants since fin­ish­ing the course have con­tin­ued there ex­er­cise through a weekly Walk­ing Football ses­sion and they have even started their own team rep­re­sent­ing the MFC Foun­da­tion in var­i­ous tour­na­ments.

The free-to-en­ter ini­tia­tive, which tar­gets male football fans aged 35-65, is be­ing de­liv­ered by health coaches at MFC Foun­da­tion and is funded by NHS South Tees Clin­i­cal Com­mis­sion­ing Group.

Now a UK-wide scheme, FFIT was de­vised by the Scot­tish Football League Trust, and has al­ready proven suc­cess­ful with fans of a num­ber of pro­fes­sional clubs north of the bor­der.

The project of­fers Boro fans the chance to be trained by se­lect club coaches, have a nosy be­hind the scenes at the River­side and ul­ti­mately be fit­ter - all for free.

After the Course there way to con­tinue your fit­ness go­ing with Walk­ing Football a fast grow­ing game

Middlesbrough Football Fans In Train­ing Walk­ing Football Club are a new team. They train at Her­ling­shaw Cen­tre we have about 15 to 30 play­ers who come down each week and want to get has many peo­ple in­volved as pos­si­ble.

They want to put four, five or even six teams in tour­na­ments if not more.

Middlesbrough walk­ing foot­ballers

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