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Fit to Tackle
Weeks, 2 Teams, 1 Ultimate Winner
- Tackle your waist line
- Tackle your health
- Tackle your mates
- Tackle your fitness
Fit 2 Tackle is our new community programme targeted
at anyone who is keen to lose weight and benefit from a healthy
We have joined forces with Gillingham
Football Club Community Trust, the A Better Medway campaign,
Organic Training and
the University of Kent
Sport to help kick start healthy lifestyles for men and
women keen to get fit and improve their health.
Using the power of football as an extra motivation, participants
embark on a free 12-week programme of workshops and fitness
sessions on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings to help them lose weight
and understand how to adopt a sustainable, healthy lifestyle.
The focus will be in the impact of the activity
and multiple health benefits rather than just the weight
loss, but there will be a prize for the participant who loses the
- 10 weekday workshops/theory sessions delivered over 12
weeks at Medway Park by health. The workshops will
be followed by a low intensity activity
- One weekly physical activity session themed around football at
Strood Sports Centre run by Gillingham FC Community Trust.
- Free pedometer for every participant
At the end of the 12 weeks there will a prize ceremony where
members will receive a goodie bag including a six week Medway Sport
membership and ticket to an upcoming Gillingham FC game, whilst the
Biggest Loser will win a signed Gillingham FC shirt.
In addition to their six-week free Medway Sport membership,
participants will be signposted to regular football and
other activity sessions that they can continue with to remain
Who can take part
Fit 2 Tackle participants are being recruited through Gillingham
FC's fan base, from the Medway Public Health Team's Healthyway
waiting list and from the wider Medway community. The scheme
is aimed at men and women aged 25-55, especially those with a
BMI of 30-40.
The first 20 recruits embark on their weight-loss journey from
the end of February 2017.
Find out more
An information session is being held at MEMS Priestfield stadium
on Saturday, 25 February ahead of Gillingham FC's
Sky Bet League One home game against Southend United. The
information session is a 2pm ahead of the 3pm kick-off. The
first 20 people who sign up for Fit to Tackle at that session will
get a free ticket to the Gills v Southend match.
To register to attend the session and for more information about
the programme email email@example.com or
call 01634 336643.