MAN v FAT to support men in the North Lincolnshire area to improve their health and wellbeing

14:24, Monday, 21st February 2022

The UK’s leading men’s weight loss programme, MAN v FAT, is set for a big year in 2022 as they continue to support men across the county to lose weight and improve their wellbeing.

Since launching in 2016, MAN v FAT has helped men lose nearly 400,000lbs in weight and, with many new clubs starting in 2022, that figure is set to climb even higher in the future.

Over 7,000 men in the UK currently participate in the programme and the latest club launch will see MAN v FAT come to Scunthorpe, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council. As a result of the collaboration, men living in the council’s postcode area will be able to access a funded 14-week season with MAN v FAT.

Head of MAN v FAT Richard Crick said:

“It’s great to bring specialised and community led weight loss support to men in North Lincolnshire. In the time we have been running, we have shown how local men can tackle their battle with fat and come out victorious, so we’re excited to see how our clubs will support men to trim their waistline and make some positive health changes in 2022.”

The MAN v FAT Scunthorpe club will be held at Frederick Gough School on Grange Lane South in the town.

Cllr Richard Hannigan, cabinet member for adults and health at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“We are always looking for creative new ways we can help residents kickstart their health goals and stay active, which is why it is fantastic to welcome the MAN v FAT programme to North Lincolnshire.

“Those who join the funded scheme will be able to make new mates whilst enjoying the beautiful game. With added benefits including support from an experienced coach, exclusive recipes and access to online exercise classes, signing up is a real no brainer.”

The MAN V FAT Scunthorpe club will take place on Fridays from 7pm to 9pm at Frederick Gough School, Grange Lane South, Scunthorpe, DN16 3NG and people can register on their website.

Additional information
There are over 20 million overweight and obese men in the UK, accounting for nearly 7 out of every 10 men.

The issue of weight, particularly with its links to higher risks with COVID-19, has become a major concern and many local authorities have been able to access the Adult Weight Management services grant to increase provision in their area.

MAN v FAT Football now runs over 100 leagues across the UK and Australia, supports more than 1.6 million men a year through their website and via their social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.