Tackle your waistline with the Wildcats!

posted on 3 May 2011

Rugby fans throughout the Wakefield District are being invited to kick start their fitness and tackle their waistlines in a fitness campaign being launched by NHS Wakefield District and Wakefield Council in conjunction with The Wakefield Trinity Wildcats.

The initiative is part of NHS Wakefield District’s waist management programme and aims to help men get into shape get fit and are more aware of the penalties of an unhealthy lifestyle!

The twelve week programme will kick-off in June and will combine a range of physical activities, including the ever popular touch rugby. To celebrate the end of the programme an inter-club touch rugby match will be played.

Details of the programme will be advertised throughout May at the Club’s home games and in local pubs and clubs.

The Wildcats plan to run this programme in conjunction with the, already up and running, Dads Fitness Club, which is currently taking part in the Wakefield Trinity Wildcats touch rugby league competition on Wednesday nights. 

Chris Wathen from NHS Wakefield District said: “We are targeting men living throughout the Wakefield district who are over 35 years of age, out of condition and wanting to get fit for the summer.”

“ Switching to a healthier lifestyle can help men to stave off illnesses such as cancers, coronary heart disease, and long term conditions such as diabetes and lung disease as well as improving their overall life expectancy. ”

Wakefield Trinity Wildcats Director of Education Mark Winder added, “This is yet another example of Wakefield Trinity Wildcats working in partnership to improve the lives of people in Wakefield – something we are committed to doing through the hugely successful Wakefield Wildcats Community Trust”

If you are aged 35, unfit and/or overweight now is your chance to join the ruck and make your conversion to fitness!  Register your interest, text ‘rugby’ and your name to 64446 by the end of May.

This is Wakefield. Together We Are Stronger.

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