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Group Reap Rewards After Fitness Course

Tuesday May 14 2013

Fit Reds Fit Reds

A GROUP of men took part in an eight-week long fitness course - and lost a collective total of 49.6kg.

The 13 men took part in the Fit Reds programme at Dearne ALC delivered by Barnsley FC Community Sport and Education Trust which has helped them increase the amount of exercise they do and to learn about healthy eating.

Lee Thompson, who runs the programme, said there had been some excellent achievements, including Dan Goddard, of Goldthorpe, who lost 11.2kg and four inches from his waist.

Chris Duggan, also of Goldthorpe, said: "Although the weight and waist loss have been great achievements, I have also been impressed with how the physical activity sessions were tailored to cope with my knee injury.

"It would have been easy for me to walk away from the activity sessions but the coaches were great at including me and keeping me involved."

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Reply Posted by Jimmy on Tuesday May 14 2013 at 16:20
This is a fantastic scheme and is totally free. The club should be very proud of Lee Thompson and what he is achieving in one of the most unhealthy parts of the UK. Well done and I'm taking part. Results such as this show that it's never too late to make a positive lifestyle change for the better.

Reply Posted by Lee on Wednesday May 15 2013 at 11:51
thanks Jimmy, it's a great programme delivered by some great people including the health trainers PSS and the coaches. The benefits are fantastic and many thanks for your support.

Reply Posted by Paul on Sunday May 19 2013 at 09:31
Hi there how do I join and when is the next corse thanks

Reply Posted by Carlo on Tuesday May 21 2013 at 08:05
I've just finished the programme on a Thursday at Oakwell... Best decision I've ever made... For more info contact lee.thompson@barnsleyfc.co.uk DO IT!!!