Peterhead FC are looking to run a 13 week FFIT ( Football Fans in Training) programme for men beginning in September 2023 on a Tuesday at Balmoor from 6,30pm – 8.00pm. This programme is free of charge.
The requirements are that the participants be aged between 35 and 65 and have a waist size of over 36 inches (91cm) – although exceptions can be made. Previous participants of FFIT programmes are also welcome free of charge
Sessions are for 90 minutes once a week for 13 weeks.
The Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme is a healthy living and weight loss programme that was carefully designed to appeal to men and women. It incorporates the latest scientific approaches to weight loss, physical activity and diet and taps the potential of professional football clubs to engage overweight men and women in a weight loss programme. It has been developed and successfully evaluated in a major research project led by the University of Glasgow
The FFIT programme has already been rolled out on 10 separate programmes to a total of 105 men and women at Peterhead FC during which time the participants increased their knowledge of diet and nutrition and increased their levels of physical activity. The 10 groups comprising 105 people lost a staggering total of 107 stone 11 pounds ( 577.7kg) with one participant losing just over 3 stone in the 12 week period. Participants from previous programmes will come along and speak to the new participants about their experience.
The programme will be run by former Peterhead FC player and SFA qualified coach/ FFIT trainer, Nat Porter.