Sign up to Fit Millers today! 

Published: 27/03/2023

We’re delighted to announce that we are now signing up new recruits to our ever-popular Fit Millers Programme. We’re advising you to put your name down as soon as possible as places for this programme fill up fast!  The next Fit Millers cohort is a FREE health programme for men aged 35-65 who are looking… Continue reading Sign up to Fit Millers today! 

We’re delighted to announce that we are now signing up new recruits to our ever-popular Fit Millers Programme. We’re advising you to put your name down as soon as possible as places for this programme fill up fast! 

The next Fit Millers cohort is a FREE health programme for men aged 35-65 who are looking to lose weight, get fitter and lead a more active life.

Not only has the programme helped people shed inches off their waistlines, but it has also helped more than 100 people across Rotherham to eat better, move more and generally improve their mental health and well-being. 

Those who fit the below criteria are eligible to sign up:  

  • Aged between 35-65 
  • Have a BMI of 28+ (use a BMI calculator to check) 
  • A waist measurement more than 38in

Each week the programme works through 45 minutes of discussion topics on healthy eating, activity, hydration and alcohol followed by 45 minutes of activity. The activity sessions are tailored to those new to exercise, or those who have been out of the swing of things for a while. 

The project is aimed at football fans meaning all aspects of the session are delivered within New York Stadium. The project includes a behind-the-scenes stadium tour, a visit from a first-team player and two free tickets to an RUFC game. 

The programme is delivered on a Thursday evening, 6.00pm-7.30pm at The New York Stadium. 

Our next cohort of recruits are set to start on Thursday 4 May 2023 at 6pm and you, a family member or a loved one could be one of them! 

So, if you’re a male aged 35-65 and would like to join our Fit Millers Programme, get in touch today. 

Andrew Jeffries, Fit Millers participant, praises the programme. He said: “In the past I’ve done loads of diets, started off well but when I’ve finished I ended up putting more weight back on.  

“I heard about this course from a mate that’s already done the course. I had to go to doctors about a knee replacement but was told I needed to lose some weight as my BMI was too high for surgery, so I signed up for the course to see if it would help.  

“The information we got over the programme was fantastic, easy to follow and everything was explained so we understood it. Since I’ve been on the course my mental health has improved, I’ve dropped two trouser sizes and lost two stone. 

“If it wasn’t for the support of the team I wouldn’t have done it. Bonus my BMI is now in range for surgery. A big thanks to all the team, I would recommend it to anyone.”  

Colan Leung, Health and Wellbeing Manager at RUCST, said: “Fit Millers is a hugely rewarding programme where we work closely with participants to achieve their goals. It’s a fantastic feeling to see people commit to their fitness journey, work in collaboration with the RUCST Health team and come out the other side feeling not only healthier, but happier too. 

“It’s not only the fitness side of the programme that people benefit from, it’s the social side as well. We’ve found over the years that people meet friends for life whilst taking part and it is a journey that they can share together.  

“We’re looking forward to welcoming our new cohort in April and working alongside them to reach their goals. Please get in touch if you have any questions and we’ll be pleased to answer them for you.” 

FIT FANS, is delivered in partnership with Public Health England, has helped 1000s of people across the country to achieve long-term improvements in weight loss, physical activity, diet and general wellbeing. 

Participants on average lose more than 5% of their body weight during the 12-week programme.  

Places are free of charge and are available on a first-come-first-served basis. Don’t miss out!  

To sign up or ask any questions about the Fit Millers programme email health@rotherhamunited.net