Fit2Go aims to encourage children to live a healthy lifestyle, take part in regular physical activity and to join in with local sports clubs and community programmes which will ultimately improve their overall health and wellbeing.
Fit2Go is currently being delivered to every primary school in Blackpool. Year 4 pupils are receiving a programme of increased physical activity and health education that can include:
- Healthy lifestyle classroom based sessions
- Physical activity sessions organised around the school day
- Extracurricular sessions after school
- Family health workshops
- Fit2Go celebration festivals and quizzes at Bloomfield Road
- Player appearances and Blackpool FC goody giveaways
An interactive workbook has been produced to follow the six week programme and support the classroom sessions.
Fit2Go is being delivered as part of Altogether Now – a legacy for Blackpool, the multi-partnership programme between the NHS in Blackpool (Clinical Commissioning Group and Teaching Hospitals Foundation Trust), Blackpool Football Club and Blackpool Council.
Funded by NHS Blackpool and the Premier League/Professional Footballers Association Community Fund, and delivered by Blackpool FC Community Trust, Fit2Go involves a range of activities delivered in school and community settings to young people and their families.