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Presentation to our Fit Fans

27 January 2015

Community Foundation programme helps 12 Reds' fans lose weight

A group of supporters from the Crawley Town Community Foundation’s Fit Fans programme, run in partnership with the Weight Management Centre and NHS West Sussex, joined us on the pitch at half-time during the recent game against MK Dons.

Fit Fans is a FREE 12 week weight management programme, which combines educational workshops around health and nutrition with practical exercises to help maintain a healthy weight. Crawley Town Community Foundation has now hosted two free 12-week courses, supporting 12 fans to lose weight and adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Congratulations to John Cole, Stuart Frost, Pete Barber, John Wooton, Alan Hibberd, Alain Harper and Richard Harper, who have lost a combined total of 111lbs through the programme. They were being presented with the banner on the pitch by Nick Hurley, lead delivery partner for the Fit Fans programme, and Amy Fazackerley, Community Development Co-Ordinator for Crawley Town Community Foundation.

A special mention goes to Richard Harper, a season ticket holder here at Crawley Town FC, who has lost an incredible 30lbs.

Richard has been impressed with how Fit Fans has helped him: “Fit Fans has really made a difference in my life. It has educated me to help make the right decision when it comes to my diet and exercise and even better, it takes place at Crawley Town Football Club. I have lost just over 30 pounds in just 10 weeks.”

The next free 12-week programme starts on Monday February 23, here at the Stadium from 6-6.45pm.

In addition to the programme, the course also offers post engagement sessions on Monday evenings. These run from 6.45-7.30pm, involve a combination of cardio activity and resistance work and enable participants to maintain their weight with the guidance of a trained weight management specialist. 

Whilst delivered as a follow on from the 12-week programme, these sessions are not exclusive and are open to all at a cost of just £5 per session.  Why not come down and get involved!

To find out more about either Fit Fans programme, and to book your place on the next 12 week free course, contact the Weight Management Centre on 0300 123 0892!

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