Leeds United Foundation announce new health and fitness programme.
The EFL Trust are working with the Leeds United Foundation to deliver a new and free fitness programme for adults that will begin in January 2020.
The project, entitled FIT LEEDS, will be focused around health and fitness, for men aged from 35 to 65 who are currently inactive and would benefit from becoming more active but are struggling due to a number of different reasons, whether that is a lack of opportunities, income or motivation.
There will be up to 30 participants chosen to take part in the first stage of the programme which will run for 12 weeks with two-hour sessions delivered per week by coaches from the club’s official charity. During the course of the programme the following areas will be monitored; blood pressure, weight measurement, lifestyle and physical activity and mental health.
This programme has been developed by the EFL and Sport England with additional funding from The National Lottery and together they have worked to identify local authority areas to target with this investment, based on deprivation, inactivity levels and the number of adults overweight.
FIT LEEDS will help to support public health prevention campaigns, delivering these screening and testing programmes and empowering people to make long-term and sustainable lifestyle changes. The programme will help people to recover, support those living with long-term conditions, enhance quality of life and tackle local health inequalities.
For more information on the project or if you would like to refer someone please contact Gary.Waddington@leedsunited.com or call 0113 367 6598.