Successful men’s health project finishes in Maybole

The participant's at the end of the fitba project.
The participant's at the end of the fitba project.

A very successful Men’s Health Project has just concluded in Maybole.

The Fitba’ Project saw an increase in the number of men in Maybole participating in a healthy weight management and exercise programme.

The project was a 14 week programme supported by Maybole Community Council, North Carrick Learning Community Partnership, South Ayrshire Council’s Leisure Services and Ayr United Football Academy.

It was funded through Awards for All and weekly sessions held at Carrick Academy involved health assessments, weight tracking, healthy eating advice and an exercise programme.

One participant commented, “This programme woke me up to being healthier rather than sitting in the house.”

Others said that they had much more knowledge of healthy eating and planned to keep up with regular exercise and healthy eating.

Twelve participants lost over 9 stones in weight over the duration of the project.