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Inspiring Blackpool Altogether

The unparalleled Altogether Now – a Legacy for Blackpool partnership programme is continuing to tackle the town’s health challenges with the aid of a number of high profile Health Ambassadors.

Now the partnership programme is delighted to welcome Blackpool FC Manager, Neil McDonald, as its new Health Ambassador for Physical Activity.

Get Fit2Go in the Park with Boxing Champ

He’s currently training hard for his next big fight, but Blackpool boxing champ Brian ‘The Lion’ Rose has added an extra special session to his preparations.

‘The Lion’ is inviting youngsters from across the town to join him in a unique Fit2Go session at Stanley Park on Saturday 18th July from 11am – 1pm as he cranks up the training for his rematch against Carson Jones on Saturday 1st August.

Altogether Now for Men’s Health

Blackpool may be a seaside town and a popular place to visit for millions of people each year, but unfortunately it is not a healthy place to live.

Male life expectancy in Blackpool is the lowest in the country. This is because men are less likely to lead a healthy lifestyle — they are more likely to smoke, drink alcohol in excessive amounts and be overweight or obese. These lifestyle factors mean that the likelihood of experiencing serious health issues such as cancer, stroke and heart disease is greatly increased.