Fit Villa is a Weight Management programme supporting anyone aged 35-65 with a BMI of 28+ to lead a healthier lifestyle through a targeted approach.
Obesity affects 40% of the population of the UK, and coronary heart disease, cancer, heart disease and COPD are to name a few conditions caused by obesity.
Currently across the city, hypertension, coronary heart disease and diabetes rates are above the national average.
To support the health agenda here in Birmingham, Aston Villa Foundation have received funding from the EFL to deliver Fit Villa over a 3-year period at Villa Park.
Fit Villa shows individuals how to…
- Improve 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.
- Participants will receive weekly exercise sessions at the club for 12 weeks, and follow a personal pedometer based walking programme that encourages them to fit physical activity into their daily lives.
- Tried-and-tested behaviour change techniques will help participants 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.
For more information or to register your interest in the programme, please email firstname.lastname@example.org