Falcons Fit participants hit half-way mark

Falcons Fit participants hit half-way mark

Wednesday 06 March 2024 Written by:

Falcons Community has recently completed the first six weeks of its Falcons Fit programme, which aims to enhance the overall health and wellbeing of its participants.

The programme has been a great success so far, with more than 30 participants attending each week to commit to their health and improve their lifestyle.

Newcastle Rugby Foundation staff have been working with Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital to provide effective health interventions and lifestyle adjustments. The programme has included a combination of rugby-themed physical activities, strength and conditioning gym sessions and healthy lifestyle workshops.

Throughout the six weeks participants have enjoyed rugby-themed physical activities such as ball-handling drills, passing exercises and touch rugby, all of which were designed to improve their physical fitness and agility.

The strength and conditioning gym sessions focused on exercises such as weightlifting and resistance training, which have helped the participants to build strength and improve their endurance.

Meanwhile, the healthy lifestyle workshops covered topics such as nutrition and heart health so participants can gain a better understanding of how to maintain a healthy lifestyle, and how they can make positive changes to their diet and daily routine.

Darren Greco from Newcastle Rugby Foundation said: “The whole group has put in a massive effort over the past six weeks. Everyone has supported each other when needed, and shared their successes so far.

“One of the main focuses was increasing movement by improving daily step count, which all participants have achieved, especially when tackling the west stand steps!

“We are looking forward to the final six weeks of Falcons Fit and seeing what else this group can accomplish.”

Falcons Fit is proudly supported by Nuffield Health Newcastle Hospital.

If you’re interested in learning more about this programme or any other programmes offered to improve health and wellbeing, please email falconscommunity@newcastle-falcons.co.uk .