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PROSTATE FFIT LAUNCH

Saints in the Community are delighted to announce the launch of our new Prostate FFIT programme, coming to McDiarmid Park next month

Prostate FFIT, launched by The SPFL Trust and Prostate Scotland, is designed specifically for men affected by prostate cancer. This programme aims to improve fitness and provide a supportive environment for men to share experiences with others in similar situations. The exercise programme is specially developed for men living with prostate cancer, with research showing that exercise can have benefits for men living with prostate cancer.

Exercise is now part of the NICE (The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) guidelines for men with prostate cancer on hormone treatment with a requirement for a 12 week course. Recognising the increasing importance of exercise and the absence of a dedicated wellbeing course, Prostate Scotland and the SPFL Trust developed Prostate FFIT to fill this gap and offer a Health & Wellbeing programme tailored for men with prostate cancer in Scotland.

The course is based on the SPFL Trust’s highly successful Football Fans in Training (FFIT) programme. Prostate FFIT has been running for over a year, with sessions already taking place at Rangers, Hearts, and Kilmarnock. The course includes both aerobic and resistance exercises and covers topics such as the importance of exercise for general health and specifically for prostate cancer, healthy eating, food labelling, and lifestyle considerations. Prostate FFIT also includes the added benefit of an expert who is trained in exercise for people with cancer and their rehabilitation.

We are delighted to announce that sessions will be coming to St. Johnstone’s, McDiarmid Park, starting on Wednesday, 12th June. Sessions will run every Wednesday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm for 12 weeks, with each session split into two halves: learning and exercise.

Session Details:

  • Wednesday’s
  • 10:30am – 12:30pm
  • 12 week course
  • McDiarmid Park

Prostate FFIT is free for all participants and is open to all men affected by prostate cancer. There are only 16 places available, and spots are filling up fast. To register your interest, please email projects@saintsinthecommunity.co.uk.