MAN V FAT Comes to Maldon
A free football-based weight loss programme launches in Maldon on Wednesday 12 January 2022.
The MAN V FAT programme is aimed at men put off by traditional weight loss programmes who have a BMI of 27.5 or over. It will help them to make positive life changes leading to improved mental and physical fitness and weight loss.
The programme lasts for 12 weeks and will take place at the Plume Academy, Maldon at 8.00pm each Wednesday. Each of the sessions will start with a weigh-in before four 30 minute, six-a-side games of football. The footballers will score points for goals and for the pounds they have lost.
MAN V FAT is being brought to the District by Maldon District Council, in partnership with Active Essex and the Plume Academy.
Councillor Richard Siddall, Leader Designate of Maldon District Council said: “We’re delighted to be working with MAN V FAT, Active Essex and the Plume Academy to bring this initiative to Maldon where the biggest losers win!
“This is a great community partnership that I hope will prove to be a life changing success for the men taking part, pointing them towards a healthy lifestyle. “We are grateful to Active Essex who have funded this programme through their Find Your Active fund, meaning that taking part in the league will be free for men in our District.”
Simon King, Mid Essex Relationship Manager at Active Essex, said: “Active Essex is delighted to have played a part in bringing this exciting programme to the Maldon District. This is just one of a number of activities that have been supported though our Find Your Active Fund across the District.
It is our hope that these types of initiatives will act as a catalyst to encourage the residents of Maldon to be more physically active, ensuring they are able to lead a happy, healthy and active life.”
Each Wednesday session will include a players’ weigh-in and four 30-minute six-a-side games.
Dan Church, South East Regional Manager at MAN v FAT said: “We are delighted to be able to work alongside Maldon District Council, Active Essex and Plume Academy to deliver a MAN v FAT Club in the District of Maldon. MAN v FAT are helping break down barriers when it comes to male weight loss by opening new doors for men to lose weight, whilst being surrounded by likeminded individuals with shared goals that are scored both on and off the pitch.
We look forward to kicking off in January to improve men’s health and wellbeing in the district and welcoming those men into our ever-growing weight loss community.”
Chris Barton, Whole Academy Lead for Marketing, Media Communications and Community Engagement at the Plume Academy, said: “Plume Academy is extremely pleased to be associated with this very exciting initiative. We see this project as an essential part of our continuing commitment to play a key role with long established partners, working for the good of everyone in the community.
MAN V FAT is an exciting opportunity to work with Maldon District Council and Active Essex on this life changing, positive and innovative programme to promote healthy lifestyles for men. It is an absolute privilege for us as an academy to be involved and we hope all those that take part, reach a successful and rewarding outcome.”
Players can sign up for the league at www.manvfatfootball.org/maldon.
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