Football Fans in Training

Football Fans in Training

The life changing programme, Football Fans in Training is returning for 2019-20 and Hearts supporters can sign up for free now!

The SPFL Trust’s course runs for 13-weeks and differs to the normal “weight loss” programmes out there, offering advice and practical ways to make changes to your lifestyle, all whilst going behind the scenes here at Tynecastle Park.

From good ideas about what and how much to eat, tips on changing your lifestyle, or introducing simple opportunities to exercise everyone can be a winner at FFIT.

The main aims of the programme are to: 

  • Feel better about yourself
  • Become more active
  • Lose weight
  • Develop a healthier lifestyle
  • Get fitter

If you are a man or woman aged between 35-65 with a waist size of 38 inches or more, FFIT may be just the ticket to help you kick-off a healthier lifestyle.

Every 90-minute session contains a different topic, which includes managing your alcohol consumption, understanding food labels and balancing your diet. There is also a physical component to each session. This can be a gentle walk, a circuit session or a game of football with our FFIT Tutors.

FFIT is open to those who enjoy football or those who just want make changes to their health. You do not need to be a supporter of Hearts to take part in the course.

There are a limited number of places available on the following courses.

  • Men's FFIT 2020
    • 13 weeks (Thursday evenings)
    • 6pm - 7:30pm
    • Starting February 20th running to May 14th
    • Tynecastle Park

  • Women's FFIT 2020
    • 13 weeks (Thursday evenings)
    • 7:30pm - 9pm
    • Starting February 20th running to May 14th
    • Tynecastle Park

Participants will receive their very own training top and will work closely with FITT Tutors Alan Gray and Ian Hamlyn.


To register your interest in this great programme please first go to this BMI calculator to find out if you meet the 28+ score required for the programme as you will also need this score when registering.

To register for the Men's FFIT Course PLEASE CLICK HERE

To register for the Women's FFIT Course PLEASE CLICK HERE


Hearts Head of Community, Alan White: "Previous course participants have made a real difference to their lifestyles and their waistlines by signing up to the programme which is growing in popularity. Not only that they have continued to be active by organising their own activities once the courses have come to an end."     

"What better motivation is there to lose weight and get fitter than spending 13 weeks at Tynecastle - it's also a great opportunity for our staff to meet real football supporters and get them further involved with the club outside match-days."

Remember these sessions are FREE thanks to SPFL funding.