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FIT COBBLERS 2021: A SUCCESS STORY

A look back at the progress of the Fit Cobblers programme

28 December 2021

Despite the chaos caused by the pandemic and the various restrictions that have been in place, 2021 saw three Fit Cobblers blocks run with the last block finishing on November 25th. We were grateful to continue our partnership with Northamptonshire Public Health and the Northamptonshire Community Foundation, with whom we have received funding to deliver the Fit Cobblers programme until December 2022.

We were also excited to form a partnership with North Northants Council, to deliver a pilot Fit Cobblers block in Wellingborough, where we coincided delivery alongside our Northampton block starting in May.

Due to the Covid protocols still prevalent in early 2021, registrations had to be capped at 15 participants and bubbles organised with a maximum 5 participants per table/group. The final block delivered form September-November 2021 saw the increase in registrations to 20 participants.

The free twelve weeklong course aims to provide participants with the knowledge, support, and activity to help make small lifestyle changes which can have a positive effect on their health. If you are thinking about losing weight and improving your health, you’re not alone and this is the perfect first step to join a group with like-minded men to make that happen.

Despite the challenges of Covid, the Fit Cobblers programme saw another year of fantastic impact, life changing decisions and weight loss achievements. To see the impact of the Fit Cobblers throughout the year please see the statistics below:

Total number of participants engaged: 33
Total number of participants who completed the course: 26
Total amount of weight lost: 190.25kg
Total number of participants who lost 3% of their bodyweight: 23
Total number of Participants who lost 5 % of their bodyweight: 10
Total number of participants who lost 10% + of their bodyweight: 2

Akshay Mistry, Sport Participation Officer & Fit Cobblers Lead said:
“This year all our engaged participants have been on an amazing journey, to lose nearly 200kg as a cohort is staggering and just goes to show the impact that 12 weeks of knowledge, support and activity can have on behaviour change. As a trust we are excited to extend our Fit Cobblers programme across to females, allowing us to impact even more of the community.”

Importantly, when looking back on the year the participants have felt the journey has had a huge impact on their lifestyle. They feel that they are now more in control of their decisions especially when shopping, eating and when exercising.

In 2022, we are delighted to announce that there will be more blocks available to book on to and our first Female Fit Cobblers block starting soon!

For more information or to sign up please visit: ntfccommunity.co.uk/fitcobblers


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