Bakayoko Supports FIT TROTTERS on their Weight Loss Journey
Bolton Wanderers forward Amadou Bakayoko recently showed his support for Bolton Wanderers in the Community’s FIT TROTTERS project when he visited the session. Meeting the men on the weight management project Bakayoko spoke with the group around how he leads a healthy lifestyle, including his own diet and tips on cooking substitutes. He then spent time answering questions from the group around his playing career and ambitions for his time at Bolton Wanderers.
The FIT FANS national programme launched in January 2020 at 30 Clubs in England, and aims to use the magnetism of football to tackle obesity levels in over 10,000 fans across the UK.
FIT FANS is the operating name in England and Wales for Football Fans in Training, which was created in Scotland by the University of Glasgow and the Scottish Professional Football League Trust.
The programme shows individuals how to:
> Improve their eating habits by reducing portion sizes and swapping fatty and sugary foods for fruit, vegetables and high fibre foods.
> Achieve at least 45 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week. They receive weekly exercise sessions at their club for 12 weeks, and follow a personal pedometer based walking programme that encourages them to fit physical activity into their daily lives
> Use tried-and-tested behaviour change techniques to become more active and improve their diet. These include regular self-monitoring of their weight and pedometer step counts and setting SMART goals to make changes that can be sustained long term.
The 12-week programme gives fans unprecedented access to their Club and a look behind the scenes.
The project will be running throughout the year with recruitment for the new cohort ongoing.
For more information about the FIT TROTTERS project please call 01204 673 790 or email email@example.com