The first official Fit Rovers Ladies course got underway last night, with 26 women from across Doncaster taking part in the health project.
Through a successful small grants application to Sport England, the Foundation was able confirm the launch of Fit Rovers Ladies, aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of women over 30 across the Doncaster region.
The Fit Rovers Ladies course has been designed by women, for women, allowing them to gain support on their way to making positive lifestyle changes.
New participants will be taking part in fun, interactive and tailoired physical activity sessions for all ages and abilities, as well as taking part in educational sessions on diet and lifestyle designed to reduce the risk of developing health conditions, all linked to physical inactivity.
The first session saw the women have their measurements taken, whilst getting to know the other participants who they will spend the next eight weeks alongside of. This was followed by a physical activity session, which will differ every week, inclusive of everyone on the course.
Health and wellbeing coordinator Lauren Cuttell, who has recently joined the department on a full-time basis, said: “We are hoping the ladies course will be able to replicate the success of the male version.
“Week one is always a bit nerve-racking, but the ladies were very enthusiastic. I’m looking forward to assisting them on their individual journeys.”
The programme will follow a similar structure to the award-winning men’s course: social elements; informal and interactive health workshops; fun and inclusive exercise sessions. All sessions are free to attend for those wishing to take part.
All participants have also received a Fit Rovers Ladies t-shirt and course booklet to help them achieve their individual goals. Participants will also be receiving weekly individual diet feedback and support from Foundation staff as they continue their journey week-by-week.
For more information on Fit Rovers Ladies, please email FRLadies@clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk or call 01302 764663.