FIT FANS is a free health programme for men and women aged 35-65 who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active lifestyle. This 12-week programme, commissioned by the English Football League (EFL) Trust, involves weekly fitness classes and group workshops, held at various locations around the Royal Borough of Greenwich. You'll meet people just like you, who want to lead a healthier lifestyle.
Simply eating healthier and moving more can have a huge impact on how you feel day to day. FIT FANS will leave you feeling fitter and stronger with knowledge on how to make simple yet effective lifestyle changes, alongside a group of new friends offering support to one another.
The FIT FANS programme was launched in January 2020 with the EFL Trust, delivered in partnership with Public Health England. The programme is supported by National Lottery funding from Sport England to help fans across the UK get fit.
The main aims of the programme are to:
- Improve eating habits
- Cut down on alcohol
- Increase your activity levels
- Reduce your weight and waistline
- Support each other and stay on track
Our FIT FANS programme is held at various locations around the Royal Borough of Greenwich, including:
- Charlton Athletic Football Stadium (SE7)
- CAFC Training Ground (SE9)
- Avery Hill Youth Club (SE9)
- Hawksmoor Youth Club (SE28)
FIT FANS has helped thousands of people around the UK achieve long-term health improvements in weight loss, physical activity, diet and wellbeing. Participants over the UK on average lost over 5% of their body weight during the 12-week programme. Our FIT FANS programme has its own success stories, like Alison Holloway and Stephen Snell.
"The programme has been brilliant! Really, really good. Everyone’s in the same boat, we’ve all got our own stories. Everyone would try and chip in and help best they can to encourage you. When you know you’ve got 12 weeks to do it, it just gives you a bit more motivation, a bit more focus." - Alison
The next cohort is starting in spring 2022, with daytime and evening sessions. To be eligible, you need to be aged 35-65 and have a waist size of 31+ inches for women and 38+ inches for males. You don't need to be a resident in the Borough of Greenwich to join the course.