#FightTogether against heart disease
This project saw us delivering free boxing and fitness sessions in partnership with Heart Research UK. to improve and promote the importance of heart health in men over 35.
The programme had a three-pronged approach to reduce the risk of heart disease:
- Firstly, physical fitness was improved through coached gym sessions, participants also received self-train session plans and at-home workouts.
- Second, healthy eating was encouraged by providing handy nutritional information on topics such as making better food choices and providing affordable, simple wholesome recipes.
- Thirdly, there was a focus on stress release. Boxing requires focus of the mind and provides an opportunity to physically release stress onto the boxing bag itself, however, mindfulness and breathing exercises formed the later part of the sessions.
Participants received a weekly email containing a self-train bag workout, an at home workout and a nutrition fact sheet.
The project was a huge success and received the ‘One you Westminster’ award from Westminster Active.