Guys Get Active

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Updated: 04 January 2021

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Guys Get Active

Been meaning to get into some sort of exercise but don’t know where to start? Need help shifting a few pounds? Want a mens focused session with other guys in your league? Come and join our Guys Get Active programme and start as you mean to go on.

Qualifying criteria:

  • Male 18 years +
  • Live, work or be registered with a GP in the Wandsworth borough
  • BMI of 27+ (to calculate your BMI click here)

The next course starts week beginning Monday 18 January 2021. To sign up, please click here.

Virtual Exercise Session

This is a men’s only fitness-based session delivered virtually via Zoom. Our qualified exercise instructor will introduce you to a range of exercises to improve your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance, joint flexibility as well as help you to lose weight.

As all exercises can be adapted to suit individual needs, this session is suitable for all fitness levels. Whether you are new to exercise or you want to improve your existing fitness level, this class can help you achieve your goals.

Virtual Nutrition Session

The food you eat plays a vital role in reducing body fat and helping you lose weight. It can also make you feel more confident and reduce your risk of disease.

Following each exercise session, our qualified nutritionist will help you understand the importance of healthy eating through a range of different topics and provide ongoing support throughout the 10-week programme.

Ongoing Support

We know that not everyone in interested in virtual sessions for various reasons, therefore we will offer ongoing contact and support to help you set and achieve your health and fitness goals. We will discuss how you have been keeping active and discuss ways that this could be increased. This ongoing communication will help to keep you moving more and eating better across the 10 programme.

This support can be via video, phone, email or text and can be as frequent as you like. Some of you may prefer weekly contact, whereas some of you may only want to discuss your goals at the start and end of the programme.

How much does it cost?

Each course costs £20, working out at only £2 per week. Have a friend who wants to get active and lose some weight too? Sign up together and get 25% off each!

How do I sign up?

The next course starts week beginning Monday 18 January 2021. To sign up, please click here.

Testimonials

“Couldn’t play football, couldn’t lose weight, what was I doing joining a football weight loss program? However, it was great fun and enjoyed the fantastic team spirit with people in the same situation as me. At the end of the program I scored 2 goals, one in the back of the net and 13kg weight loss.” – Malcolm

“What I particularly like about Guys Get Active is that the activities are for all ages, shapes and sizes. It is nice to socialise with a group of guys looking to have a laugh whilst improving their weight and adopting a healthier lifestyle.” – Roy

“The program is good for me because when it first started, I was new to the area and did not know many people and was looking for a way to get active again. I used to play football in my youth to a decent level, but I didn’t want to join one of these leagues as I knew my fitness levels were severely below par and would probably result in me going in to cardiac arrest after 10 minutes. Guys Get Active enables a nurturing environment to play football in whilst building up fitness and the games have a good level of competitiveness to them and your fellow members help cheer you on in your weight loss goals.” – Jordan

If you have any question please do not hesitate to contact us on activelifestyles@enablelc.org or call 0203 959 0039.

What if I’m not fit enough?

Everyone who is in the programme is in the same situation and wants to lose weight, and as you exercise more and lose more you’ll get fitter too. Don’t forget the weight lost each week will be converted into goals for the game, so you can still support the team as a non-playing member.

Can I join as a team as well as on my own?

Yes. You can join as a whole team, a few mates, or just as an individual. We’ll form the teams at our registration event shortly before the programme starts.

What’s included in the fee?

The fee covers everything needed for the programme – pitch and hall hire, coach, personal trainer, nutritionists, equipment, even some medals and trophies at the end of the course! The costs for this programme are being subsidised by Wandsworth Council. If you’ve got any other questions please get in touch.