Oxford United in the Community have partnered with the EFL Trust to help provide a safe way for fans to get active at home via a FIT FANS campaign.
In support of Sport England’s ‘Stay in Work Out’ campaign, the programme will ensure fans have a safe way to start and maintain exercise safely, during this current period.
According to new research released by Sport England, over 65% of people believe that exercise is helping them with their mental health, making an active lifestyle more important than ever for EFL fans and the nation.
Over the next 12 weeks sessions developed by two fitness coaches, Scott Copeland and Steph Thompson from the Club Community Organisation network will be released twice a week for fans to follow and get involved.
Chris Lowes, Head of Oxford United in the Community said: “This is a fantastic way for fans to get active and look after themselves during lockdown and beyond. Exercise is so important to enhancing overall well-being and we are proud to be a partner on this fantastic national project. I’d encourage as many people in Oxfordshire as possible to take part.”
The sessions will introduce the concepts of safe warm up and cool down, increasing daily step counts and activity levels gradually, before moving onto sessions including aerobic strength and training. The exercises will vary and be fun to really give fans the chance to keep moving and see improvements in their fitness.
The sessions will be released each week on Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 11am on the EFL and EFL Trust YouTube channels, and will be available for fans to watch at their own leisure within the safety of their own homes.
Stay home, save lives, and join the FIT FANS movement as we find new ways to keep moving in around our homes.