Get FFIT with the Fifers in new exercise

Coaches and volunteers aiming to get FFIT at Bayview (picture by George McLuskie)
Coaches and volunteers aiming to get FFIT at Bayview (picture by George McLuskie)

East Fife Youth Academy is about to launch its second major health and wellbeing venture of 2015, with only six weeks of the new year gone.

FFIT – Fife Fans In Training – is a fitness programme aimed at men aged 35 and over in the community who are interested in improving their general health.

The 13-week project begins next month at Bayview Stadium and is preceded by an information night at the club at 6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18.

Male participants can go along then and find out all they want to know about the sessions, with places limited on a first come, first served basis.

Around 30 spaces are available and interest already has seen a number filled.

Lorna McAuley, head of EFYA said: “It is designed to change your life, make you healthier and fitter.

If you are aged 35 to 65 and have a waistband size of 36 or over, it could be for you.

It’s a completely free course, with funding from the Scottish Professional Football League (SPFL) Trust, and sessions kick off on Wednesday, March 4.

The first few weeks will consist of walking round the pitch, followed by light activity, then longer strolls, ‘walking football’, light Zumba activity and more.

EFYA and the fellow organisers hope it will prove popular and encourage local men to help themselves and also be part of a high-profile, worthwhile community event.

The other main EFYA community challenge for 2015 feartures either a cycling circuit of the Kingdom’s senior football grounds – the ‘Tour de Fife’ – or a half marathon around Levenmouth, both taking place on March 15, which were announced at the turn of this year.

More information is available from the EFYA community page on Facebook or by emailing