Following the level of success achieved during its previous incarnation, Blackburn Rovers Community Trust can reveal that the EuroFIT (European Fans in Training) programme is set to be relaunched later this month.
The 12-week healthy lifestyle initiative, which is catered for men aged 30-65, first ran from February this year and proved a huge success, meaning that today's World Obesity Day is the perfect opportunity to announce that it is set to return.
On average, the group lost an astonishing 20.9kg in weight, along with 28cm of their waist measurements.
EuroFIT is a unique scheme which provides a series of health and nutrition activities for men looking to improve their lifestyle within Blackburn and its surrounding areas.
The course will revolve around specifically designed two hour sessions, which will take place at the Blackburn Rovers Indoor Centre, Nuttall Street, Blackburn, BB2, 4JF.
These sessions, which cost just £3 per person, will involve a series of education workshops and sporting activities in a bid to improve the group's knowledge of diet and nutrition, lifestyle choices, and weight/waist measurements.
And whilst the aim of EuroFIT is to increase the level of physical activity each participant endures, former attendee Mike Graham believes the programme can also have a massive affect on one's social life.
He said: "I set up two groups [Facebook and Whatsapp], so we can all communicate and encourage each other to keep active and lose weight. We compete against each other and use that as motivation to see who would do the most steps in one day, for example.
“We have now booked a regular weekly spot at the Indoor Centre to play football and it is helping to keep everyone active."
Programme leader, Ilyas Patel, said: "The success from last year's programme was massive. People like Mike who came on board are all now good friends, it's great to see.
"They want to keep their healthy lifestyle and whilst it isn't specifically a weight loss programme, we saw everyone lose weight."
An open evening for the programme will be held in the Darwen End at Ewood Park on Monday 29th October, with further details to be announced in due course.
The evening will involve participants attending an introductory session, completing paperwork, and having their height, weight and BMI (body mass index) measured.