Wigan Athletic Community Trust running a New Male FIT LATICS Program

1 August 2022

Wigan Athletic Community Trust running a New Male FIT LATICS Program

Starting in September, sessions aim to improve the health of men aged 35-65 through physical activities and nutritional advice.

Wigan Athletic Community Trust will launch a free 12-week project starting in September and will take place at the DW Stadium between 6pm-7pm on Monday nights. Sessions aim to give men aged 35-65 the opportunity to enjoy a more active lifestyle, whilst also improving their health. Each session will include a multitude of physical exercises on the concourse of the West Stand and pitch side with Community Trust staff, who will also provide participants with nutritional advice.

Over 400KG of weight has now been lost by participants with an average of 5kg being lost per participant. Former Fit Latics member Dave Stockdale says the project has been beneficial to him in becoming more active again.

“Like a lot of people, I’d been fairly inactive during the COVID-19 pandemic, and I’d put on about one and a half stone in weight.”(…)“I think what’s really beneficial about this particular program is there’s half a dozen to a dozen other people in the same position as you.” (…)“There’s a group mentality here and it’s really useful, it really motivates you to come again and again.”(…)“I used to play football a lot and I’ve got a chronic back problem and it’s helped with that just by keeping moving and being flexible.”

Dave Stockdale, Former Fit Latics member

Fit Latics is backed by the EFL Trust and funded by Sport England and the National Lottery Community Fund and has helped thousands of football fans to achieve long-term improvements in weight loss, physical activity, diet and general well-being.

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