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Fit Owls drop the pounds!

12 May 2020

Between January and April this year, the Owls’ Community Programme worked in partnership with the EFL and NHS to deliver six ‘Fit Owls’ weight loss programmes for male and females aged between 35 and 65, recruiting 107 participants.

The Fit Owls were successful in losing a monumental total weight loss across all groups of over 27st and are continuing to take the positive messages from the programme to continue their weight loss journey!
The programme showed individuals how to:

• Improve eating habits by reducing portion sizes and swapping fatty and sugary foods for fruit, vegetables and high fibre foods

• Achieve at least 45 minutes of regular, moderate intensity physical activity. Participants received weekly exercise sessions at Hillsborough for 12 weeks, following a personal pedometer-based walking programme

• Use tried and tested behaviour change techniques to become more active and improve diets. This included regular self-monitoring of weight and pedometer step counts and setting SMART goals to make sustainable long term changes.


The programme also gave fans unprecedented access to SWFC and a look behind the scenes at their club.

The EFL Fit Fans programme was delivered at Hillsborough by the Sheffield Wednesday Community Team.


I signed up for the 12-week Fit fans programme in January (as a New Year’s resolution) and I have never had a more rewarding experience.

“I now have more clarity in the lifestyle choices I have to make! I have learnt a lot and appreciate the knowledge we have shared, the basic misconceptions around food, my relationship with alcohol and the importance of exercise.

“I genuinely believe it has improved my physical and mental well-being and I would recommend this programme to anyone struggling to manage their weight. Thanks ‘Fit Fans!“


“Very enjoyable the way it was explained and executed, always came away from sessions feeling good about myself. I found it very informative and made enjoyable by the fit fans team resulting in a more positive mental attitude and physically feeling better.”


“Many thanks! I feel so much better about myself and have benefited knowing what I learned from the Fit Fans programme. I thank you and all the Fit Fans team for your guidance and support.”


The Sheffield Wednesday Community Programme continues to support the wider community through the COVID-19 pandemic, encouraging everyone to stay healthy and active online. If you require support, please email:

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