Fit Blackpool is BACK!

Funded by Sport England through the EFL Trust, FIT BLACKPOOL is a FREE 12 week programme that helps fans to make better lifestyle choices. The sessions are delivered at Bloomfield Road.

Meet other fans just like you and get to see behind the scenes at Blackpool Football Club. (subject to government guidelines)

With support from our staff and from other group members you’ll get tips to:

  • Improve your eating habits
  • Cut down on alcohol
  • Increase your activity levels – one step at a time!
  • Reduced your weight and waistline
  • Support each other to stay on track

The 13 week programme starts with a session which includes an initial health check and a discussion about what to expect from the course.

The 12 weeks that follow are split between classroom health and education workshops and physical activity sessions. The session runs 6pm until 7:30pm and the group will be meeting at the Education and Community Centre, 15 minutes before the session.’

We will be running male and female programmes on both Monday and Thursday evenings 6pm – 7:30pm. Both programmes will still be completely separate.

Monday 14th September 6pm-7:30pm (male & females)

Thursday 17th September 6pm-7:30pm (male & females)

Female participants, aged 35 – 65, are eligible to take part in this programme if they have a BMI of 28+ and a waist size of 31 inches. The female sessions are now full for this course but if you would like to register your interest for future programmes please email

Male participants, aged 35 – 65, are eligible to take part in this programme if they have a BMI of 28+ or a waist size of 37+ inches. There are still places available on the Thursday evening course.

Helen Hoban (Fit Blackpool participant)
‘I met a bunch of similar people with the same problems and seeing them willing to do everything only gave me more motivation. Having the workouts every week really showed me how much I was capable of and that I could really push myself. The classroom lessons backed it up and they were kept interesting and interactive to build up friendships in the group. Set in the football club made it more interested than a gym or school. I loved the outdoor session around the pitch. The visible ‘your weight loss in sand’ exercise was alarming, just how heavy it was with just a few pounds or more. Really made a difference and kept motivation high’.

James Priestley (Fit Blackpool participant)
‘There is no doubt that I feel so much better within myself, let alone looking better. I no longer have sleep apnoea and I am able to have a good night’s sleep. My blood pressure has reduced and is now considered to be in the normal range. I feel so much more active and no longer crave for the snacks which had become part and parcel of everyday life. Taking exercise has become so much easier and I no longer get out of breath so easily. I have dropped 6 inches from my waist size as well as a noticeable reduction in body shape/size’.