Guys Get Active

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Updated: 11 September 2020

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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.

There are two exercise sessions to choose from: a group football or exercise session and a virtual exercise session. Both are led by qualified instructors or coaches and are tailored to enable you to achieve your goals. Each week you will weigh in and receive nutritional advice from our qualified nutritionist to help you make healthy lifestyle changes.

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 12 October. To sign up, please click here.

Football sessions

*Subject to Government guidelines. A socially distanced group exercise session will be delivered in place of football if required.

Powerleague, 130 Thessaly Rd, Nine Elms, London SW8 5EJ

Mondays 7 to 8:30pm

Furzedown Recreation Centre, Ramsdale Rd, London SW17 9BP

Fridays 7 to 8:30pm

Whether you are new to football or want to touch up on some of your skills, this session is suitable for all football and fitness levels. Our qualified coach will put you through your paces with some football drills and training to improve your fitness and help you lose weight.

Virtual Exercise Session

Wednesdays 7 to 8:30pm (via Zoom)

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.

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.

Important dates

The course will start week beginning Monday 12th October. The sessions begin on the following days:

  • Monday 12 October – Football session, Powerleague Nine Elms
  • Wednesday 14 October – Virtual exercise session
  • Friday 16 October – Football session. Furzedown Recreation Centre

How much does it cost?

Each course costs £20, working out at only £2 per session.

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 12 October. 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.