A free project for adults to improve their health, wellbeing and physical activity.
Parents and carers are being invited to join a free 12-week health project, FIT Magpies, which starts again on January 18th, 2022.
Notts County Foundation’s FIT Magpies looks to tackle physical inactivity and obesity in adults with behaviour change at the core of the programme. Since the commencement of the programme in 2020 they have had over 70 participants complete the course with an average weight loss of 5.5kg.
The project is free and open to males and females aged 35 to 65 years who have a BMI of 28+ and/or a waistline of 38 inches (male) or 31 inches (female) who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active life.
Participants are supported through their journey by a qualified and dedicated team of coaches who ensure every person feels included, motivated, and empowered to reach their targets. Each 90-minute session includes a physical activity session that introduces all participants to simple, effective ways of exercising (for example, walking football, circuit training, aerobics, group walks) some of which they can continue in their own time.
Classroom sessions cover relevant topics such as the Eatwell Guide, takeaways, alcohol, portion sizes, and food labels. Participants receive a workbook that enables them to set targets, review their progress, and highlights areas for further reading.
The groups will be held at the Portland Centre in Nottingham from 5pm–7pm.
This programme has been running in Scotland since 2010 and has had over £1m of research conducted by NIHR to prove its effectiveness in behaviour change and improving the health and wellbeing of the target population.