Family man sets up new Preston family fitness sessions

Posted on - 23rd August, 2017 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Kid's stuff, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Recreation, Sport, What's On in Preston
Jonathan Fletcher and his two children
Jonathan Fletcher and his two children

A father-of-two has quit his job to launch his own battle against ‘the Dadbod’ and inspire others.


Jonathan Fletcher is launching Family First Fitness to help get families exercising together.

He said: “I’ve worked in sport development longer than I would like to admit, I’m a UEFA B football coach and I’ve delivered countless number of activities in the community. I’ve witnessed first hand the positive impact sport and physical activity can have on any individual and the wider community.

“Since I’ve become a Dad, my activity levels have plummeted and from nowhere I’ve developed quite an impressive Dadbod! I blamed this on work/the kids/Brexit but the reality is I’ve struggled to balance work/social/family life. I felt guilty working long days and then leaving the kids again to go and play football or go to the gym, so I simply stopped going.

“I’m sure there’s other parents in the same boat – so that’s where the idea for Family 1st Fitness came from. I hope to utilise my background in sport development to create a programme of activity that will allow me and the kids to get active and healthy together through play.”

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The six sessions take place in Frenchwood Park are free and begin on Saturday 26 August.

Each session is based on storytelling and physical activities.

It’s aimed at children aged three to 11-years-old.

Although free to attend you’re asked to register in advance via Eventbrite.

Any questions can be sent to or visit the Facebook page.

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