Bath Rugby Foundation

Bath Rugby Foundation offers Bath men the chance to Move Like A Pro

A successful programme aimed at moving men off the sofa and improving health and wellbeing returns to Bath this week.
Move Like A Pro 2018 kicks off in Bath on Thursday (February 1) and men of all shapes and sizes are encouraged to get involved.
Last year’s programme, delivered by Bath Rugby Foundation, was a huge success with more than 70 men involved.
Move Like a Pro is a free to join 13-week programme designed by Premiership Rugby’s professional rugby coaches for men who are currently undertaking low levels of physical activity. It is for men of all shapes and sizes, aged between 30 and 55.
It offers both classroom and activity-based health interventions, including how to get fit, making a few changes to eat healthier and how to improve your mental wellbeing.
Bath Rugby Foundation Health officer Joe Aygul said: “We’re excited about meeting this year’s group. There has been a lot of interest, but there is still time to sign up and get involved.
“Last year we saw a lot of men come together to improve their own health and, crucially make a lot of new friends dealing with similar issues.”
Joe added that the programme is not just about getting fit.
“It’s also about addressing topics like cancer in men, mental health issues, diet, social exclusion and isolation.
“It’s using rugby – the core messages of rugby – to get those messages across during the weekly sessions.
“Move Like A Pro not only aims to improve men’s health physically, men can also reap the rewards socially, bettering their mental health.
The 13-week course will kick off on Thursday, February 1, with a session to get the men moving, as well as thinking about their wellbeing.
The session will take place at 7.30pm at Kingswood School in Bath.
Throughout the scheme they will then look at topics designed to improve their health such as sugar content in food, portion sizes and exercise programmes that you can do anywhere, including the comfort of your own home.
Move Like A Pro is a partnership between Premiership Rugby and Movember Foundation’s Move Like A Pro programme.
To get involved, sign up at
https://www.premiershiprugby.com/movelikeapro/ or email [email protected] and Bath Rugby Foundation will be in touch with details about the sessions.

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