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Prof Sally Wyke presents EuroFIT for the Society for Social Medicine

EuroFIT Coordinator, Professor Sally Wyke of the Institute of Health and Well Being at the University of Glasgow presented at the Society for Social Medicine meeting today. Sally’s talk entitled “Effectiveness of European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): randomized controlled trial in England, Portugal, the Netherlands and Norway” described the project’s origins, its core components, objectives, […]

Prof Roberts raises awareness of EuroFIT at International Association of Applied Psychology meeting

The Norwegian School of Sport Sciences’ Prof Glyn Roberts was an invited symposium speaker at the International Congress of Applied Psychology in Montreal, Canada. Glyn’s talk was entitled, “Motivation strategies for sustained behavior change in active lifestyle interventions: The EuroFIT project”. The meeting was held from June 26-30, 2018. Every four years the International Association of Applied […]

EuroFIT at the FPF City of Football facilities

The Portuguese Football Federation, as a sponsor of the EuroFIT Portuguese pilots and to establish the social norm in Portugal by being an example to football clubs, hosted the EuroFIT program at the City of Football facilities (home of the Portuguese National team).  Eighteen participants, overweight and sedentary men, managers and staff from small football […]

Successful Pilot Deliveries in Rio Ave FC and SC Braga

Rio Ave FC and SC Braga already finished their EuroFIT deliveries. The initiative was a success, with coaches and participants asking for the continuation of the programme. “The balance is extremely positive, everybody leaves the project happy, everybody accomplished their goals, and that’s what is more satisfying.” (Coach) “The experience was fabulous, it is a […]

Update from our EuroFIT partners at the University of Lisbon

EuroFIT recently featured in Dependencias Magazine, an institutional magazine that typically publishes news on topics relating to poor health habits and alcohol consumption. However, the EuroFIT project was described in detail and exemplified as a set of best practices to be followed in interventional programs with the potential to influence behaviours, besides physical activity. This media […]

You couldn’t ask for a better EuroFIT endorsement!

Blackburn Rovers season ticket holder Mike Graham believes in the Community Trust’s EuroFIT programme. “I feel so much healthier, I have continued to lose weight but now I can put my shorts on for the first time in a while,” he said. “I have lost the equivalent to 16 bags of sugar so EuroFIT has […]

EuroFIT at the ISBNPA 2018 meeting, Hong Kong

  Several partners of EuroFIT presented at the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA) meeting held in Hong Kong. The meeting ran from 3-6 of June 2018. EuroFIT-focussed symposia and presentations included: “European Fans in Training (EuroFIT): The power of football in living a healthy lifestyle”, “Using Motivational Theory to Promote Health […]

Welcome to the EuroFIT team, Dr Aureliano Finch

“I am a postdoctoral researcher within the Faculty of Science, Health Economics and Health Technology Assessment at Vrije Universitat in Amsterdam. Prior to moving to Amsterdam, I graduated from the London School of Economics/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine joint MSc programme “Health Policy, Planning and Financing”. I worked for one year as a White Helmet for the […]

EuroFIT will present at ISPAH 2018 in London

  During the “Increasing physical activity in overweight football fans” symposium at the International Society for Physical Activity and Health (ISPAH) 2018 congress, EuroFIT will present “Development and implementation of the EuroFIT intervention program in 15 professional football clubs across Europe”. ISPAH 2018 aims to bridge the gap between research, policy and practice, bringing a wealth […]