A new Hull FC Community Foundation project called ‘Match Fit’ is set to launch next month, helping men above the age of 35 get active.
Starting on Monday 25th April (6-7pm), the new weekly programme, which is funded by the Sport England Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Activity Fund, will work with males aged 35+, with sessions tailored to those new to exercise, or those who have been out of the swing of things for a while.
To ensure that all participants are fully engaged in the sessions, the group will have the opportunity to select which activities they take part in each week.
Taking place at the Bonus Youth Performance Centre, there are a wide range of multi-sport activities on offer, as well as several gym-based aerobic and anaerobic exercises ranging from weights to circuits.
‘Match Fit’ sessions will be led by qualified Hull FC Community Foundation wellbeing instructors, who have an excellent track record of delivering physical activity programmes to inactive participants.
Projects such as ‘Unite’, a similar concept for local women, has yielded great success for its participants, who feel they have felt the benefits of attending the sessions.
‘Match Fit’ sessions will be low intensity to begin with, with instructors using the engagement to deliver wider messages about healthy lifestyles, mental resilience, and other opportunities to be active in the local community.
Hull FC players Jack Brown and Jacob Hookem will be in attendance at the first session on Monday 25th April (6pm start) to get involved and help men get active!
Head of Health & Wellbeing at the Hull FC Community Foundation Maisie Malton said: “We have had great success with the Unite project over the last four or five months, so we thought we would offer something similar to local men.
“It will be a great way for like-minded men to come together and exercise, whilst having fun and also being able to chat to one another, which we know is an important tool for keeping mental health issues at bay.”
Anyone interested in attending the ‘Match Fit’ sessions, or wanting further information, can email firstname.lastname@example.org.