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Success for Fit Rovers course 12

13 May 2019

Fit Rovers has once again made huge lifestyle changes to men in Doncaster, as its twelfth course received their end-of-course results on Thursday night.

The participants lost a total of 63.9kg, one of the highest amounts seen by a single course since the start of the scheme back in January 2017. This has taken the total weight loss of men on Fit Rovers since 2017 to well over 100 stone. 

They also lost an incredible 163cm from their combined waist circumference and drastically improved their mental wellbeing, which saw their total self-confidence rise by 74 per cent since week one. 


This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week, and with a 74 per cent increase in improved mental wellbeing amongst Fit Rovers participants, the project is continuing to make positive lifestyle changes.

The participants were welcomed onto the programme by Doncaster Rovers winger and Fit Rovers ambassador Matty Blair, who has been heavily involved in the project all season.

Blair has continued to support the Fit Rovers participants, helping them in achieving their desired goals and targets upon joining onto the programme.

Along with fantastic results, course 12 also achieved the highest retention rate, with 100 per cent of those who started the programme going on to complete it. Course 12 saw 202 out of a possible 216 attedances throughout the entire eight weeks, close to maximum attendance. 

Course facilitator Nick Gillott commented: “Another successful course has come to an end, which saw 27 men set out with goals and achieve them.


“Course 12 has proved to be one of the most successful courses we have delivered with regards to course completion rate and improved wellbeing, which is a fantastic achievement by all involved and proves Fit Rovers is more than just a weight-loss course. 

“Hopefully these guys continue their journeys within the project by transitioning over onto the Vets sessions, which continues to grow.”

During the vets session, Fit Rovers were delighted to present vets member John Hayes with his ’50 appearances’ shirt. John became the 50th recipient of a 50 shirt, an incredible statistic as to how far Fit Rovers has come in two years.

Fit Rovers is Club Doncaster Foundation’s pioneering adult fitness course based at the Keepmoat Stadium, aimed at men over the age of 30, free of charge.

Unlike big fitness/weight-loss chains that charge you for public weigh-ins and give very little guidance, information at Fit Rovers is completely confidential meaning you can keep a track of exactly how you’re doing on a one-to-one basis with the dedicated staff team.


One session a week for eight weeks is included in the course, as well as incentives such as sportswear, Doncaster Rovers player visits and money off match shirts. 

For more information on how to book onto the next free Fit Rovers course, which is scheduled to run in January, contact the team on 01302 764663 or alternatively at


Success for Fit Rovers course 12