Soccer-focused wholesome way of life programme helped Oxfordshire’s males shed 1,500lbs in 2021

MAN vs FAT footballers in motion

A football-focused programme has helped 70 males throughout Oxfordshire enhance their well being and health in 2021, in addition to shed 1,500lbs of weight.

MAN v FAT Soccer is a weight reduction programme that mixes six-a-side soccer with wholesome way of life and well-being recommendation.

The lads, who all began the programme with a BMI of above 27.5 play at a golf equipment in Banbury, Bicester and Oxford, as soon as per week.

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Ashley Smith, who performs for MAN v FAT’s Bicester membership has misplaced eight stone with the assistance of the programme, stated: “What I get pleasure from most about MAN v FAT, is the environment, we’re a bunch of people that drive one another to drop some weight and enhance our way of life. It additionally makes you are feeling that you simply’re not by yourself with attempting to drop some weight.

“I’d absolutely encourage individuals in our space to no less than give it a attempt, if extra individuals be part of then we are able to have extra groups and extra competitors – and in the end this might lead to extra individuals reducing weight.

“MAN v FAT has helped me so much, thus far I’ve misplaced eight stone, seven of which was with the assistance of the programme. It has additionally made me conscious of how to vary my way of life, helped me keep watch over what I am consuming and launched me to some nice individuals. With out it, I feel I might nonetheless be as heavy as I used to be earlier than I began.”

Oxford Mail: The programme helps men loose weight while playing the beautiful game

Oxford Mail: The programme helps males unfastened weight whereas taking part in the attractive recreation

The programme helps males unfastened weight whereas taking part in the attractive recreation

Earlier than matches, gamers are weighed, which is adopted by a 30-minute recreation of six-a-side, with additional objective bonuses awarded to groups based mostly on the quantity of weight gamers have misplaced.

Weight reduction and match scores then contribute to groups’ league positions inside a membership. Gamers obtain extra help together with wholesome meal recipe concepts and recommendations on basic health.

Gamers from sure postcode areas within the county could possibly profit from a free first 14-week season at both website, topic to a £10 refundable deposit upon completion of the course, funded by Oxfordshire County Council, which works in collaboration with MAN v FAT.

Richard Crick, MAN v FAT’s Head of Soccer stated: “We’re extraordinarily happy with the progress made by our gamers, coaches and the broader workforce concerned at our Oxfordshire golf equipment.

“Our Banbury, Bicester and Oxford golf equipment all at present have plenty of areas for brand new gamers, so should you’re able to make a optimistic change to your well being and wellbeing in 2022, whereas having enjoyable and making new pals within the course of, get in contact!”

Gamers can be part of up at and so they can get extra info by calling 0345 163 1042 or emailing [email protected]

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