More exercise, more active lifestyle, healthier diet and sustained weight loss: “Fussballfans im Training” is a healthy living and weight loss program that was successfully developed to appeal to overweight male soccer fans. Participants get a behind the scenes look at their favorite club, and will be trained by selected club coaches. The courses take place where the fan’s heart beats: on the sports facilities of their favorite club!
The participants attend 12 weekly sessions to learn useful tricks to help them to improve their eating behavior and level of physical activity. Each session a 90 minutes is split up in a theoretical and practical part. Everyone is allowed to participate at their own pace with the aim of achieving small but feasible progress. After all, a balanced diet, fewer kilos and more fitness have a lot of positive effects. In addition to a better life-feeling and more energy, the risk of cancer is also reduced, e.g. cancer of the colon.
Getting fit together
The project has been carried out by the Deutsche Krebshilfe in cooperation with the Institute for Therapy and Health Research and mm sports since the previous round of the season 2016/2017 in already 25 clubs of the German Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga.
The mm sports team supports the cooperation and communication with the participating Bundesliga clubs, in the overall project coordination as well as in the preparation of project documents. The goal is to win as many clubs as possible for FFIT in Germany and to take numerous fans with them. The FFIT tournaments are also organized by mm sports for the German Cancer Aid.
All participating Bundesliga clubs can be found here .
Impressions from the FFIT tournament, which took place in November 2018 in Mainz: