IN: NEW PROJECTS
FFIT developed from recognition that professional football clubs might have untapped potential to engage overweight and obese men in weight loss, since men’s commitment to their team might promote engagement with the programme. Members of the FFIT research team, led by Cindy Gray from the University of Glasgow, wanted to see if the same was true of professional rugby clubs.
The team worked initially in 2013-14 with Sale Sharks Rugby FC to redevelop and test the programme (initially known as RUFit).
Following this, the 12-week Movelikeapro programme is now being delivered in Premiership Rugby clubs across England. It combines simple exercises and meal plans. Find out more on the Movelikeapro website.