For AFC Fylde season-ticket holder Darren Danson, AFC Fylde Community Foundation’s FIT Fylde programme was the perfect step to help him on his weight-loss journey, which included completing the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge!
Darren, who is an avid supporter of the Coasters, signed-up to the Foundation’s 12-week fitness programme at the start of the New Year, located at Mill Farm, home of AFC Fylde.
Since then, he has lost two-and-a-half stone in weight, and raised hundreds of pounds for the Foundation, by successfully taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in June.
And it was all made possible for Darren’s desire to make a positive change in his life, through FIT Fylde, which supports men and women in the local area, in partnership with Fylde Council, Lancashire County Council and the National League Trust.
FIT Fylde is open to adults aged over-18, with the FREE project helping participants to make healthier lifestyle choices through nutritional support and physical exercise.
Darren said: “I’m a season-ticket holder at AFC Fylde, and I saw Fit Fylde advertised. I’d put on quite a bit of weight in January, I was actually on holiday and when I saw the photos, I knew I had to do something about it.
“My target was always to get fitter and lose weight. I lost two-and-a-half stone in the first 12-weeks which was quite unexpected.
“Fit Fylde has kept me more active, I started taekwondo for a while and the dog gets walked all of the time.”
Darren says that FIT Fylde programme helped change his life, and he encourages more people to give it a go.
He added: “By taking part in Fit Fylde, it has helped increase my confidence and turn my life around, so I would recommend the course to anyone.
“The staff and everyone on the programme have been so supportive, we have become a real family, and I’m proud of them all.
“I then went onto do the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge with the Foundation, along with another participant who was also on the FIT Fylde programme, so it’s been really beneficial for me.”
For more information on FIT Fylde, please email George.Kneen-Cookson@afcfylde.co.uk!