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Mission accomplished for City’s FIT ROBINS

City fans enrolled onto the Foundation’s health and wellbeing initiative have walked the equivalent distance of Ashton Gate to every other Sky Bet Championship venue.

Earlier this month, participants on the Robins Foundation’s FIT ROBINS project (pictured above, before lockdown measures were put in place) embarked on the gruelling challenge of amassing the same number of steps as it would take to walk to every stadium in the championship. Each day the group have been recording the number of steps they have completed with the aim of reaching this target.

Just three weeks, and 1.8 million steps later, the group of 16 FIT ROBINS have successfully walked the equivalent distance of Ashton Gate Stadium to every other championship ground, some 859 miles.

FIT ROBINS Lead Coach, Lee Gillett, commented: “The group have showed exceptional commitment and will power to complete this challenge. Walking the equivalent of 859 miles in just three weeks is a really phenomenal achievement.

“I’m really proud of the attitude that the group has taken towards this challenge and keeping active in general. The current circumstances are certainly challenging and it can be difficult to stay motivated, but every one of the participants in this challenge have been brilliant.”

FIT ROBINS is a completely free health and wellbeing initiative which aims to promote healthy living and help City fans lose weight. The programme achieves this by helping participants:

  • Improve their eating habits by reducing portion sizes and swapping fatty and sugary foods for fruit, vegetables and high fibre foods
  • Achieve at least 45 minutes of moderate intensity physical activity on most days of the week. They receive weekly exercise sessions at their club for 12 weeks, and follow a personal pedometer-based walking programme that encourages them to fit physical activity into their daily lives
  • Use tried-and-tested behaviour change techniques to become more active and improve their diet. These include regular self-monitoring of their weight and pedometer step counts and setting SMART goals to make changes that can be sustained long term.

Due to health concerns connected to COVID-19 the sessions have moved to digital platforms and will continue to run via these platforms until further notice.

To find out more about the project please click here or to sign up please contact: lee.gillett@bcfc.co.uk