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Fit Fans online campaign launches to get football fans active

21 April 2020

The Foundation's Scott Copeland has been chosen to help run online sessions as part of the EFL's Fit Fans campaign. He is one of two representatives chosen from across the 71 club's community arms.

The online Fit Fans campaign aims to provide a safe way for fans to get active in the safety of their homes.

In support of Sport England’s Stay in Work Out campaign, the programme will ensure fans have a safe way to start and maintain exercise safely, during this current period.

According to new research released by Sport England, over 65% of people believe that exercise is helping them with their mental health, making an active lifestyle more important than ever for EFL fans and the nation.

Over the next 12 weeks, the EFL will feature sessions developed by two fitness coaches - Steph Thompson and Scott - from the Club Community Organisation (CCO) network which will be released twice a week for fans to follow and get involved.

The sessions will introduce the concepts of safe warm up and cool down, increasing daily step counts and activity levels gradually, before moving onto sessions including aerobic strength and training. The exercises will vary and be fun to really give fans the chance to keep moving and see improvements in their fitness.

The sessions will be released each week on Wednesday at 5pm and Saturday at 11am on the EFL and EFL Trust YouTube channels, and will be available for fans to watch at their own leisure within the safety of their own homes.

Stay home, save lives and join the Fit Fans movement.

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