ABOVE: FABruary Ambassadors (left to right): Nickson Clark, Manu Vatuvei, Sam Charlton, Jerry SeuSeu, Kara Rickard, Jerome Ropati.
Turn your February into FABruary and join with a swag of sporting celebrities who are taking the challenge to help create healthy and fit communities.
Already a successful event in Australia, this month FABruary launches throughout New Zealand. FABruary provides a platform to kick start the year for individuals, families, friends and colleagues willing to participate and hold each other accountable to create healthy and fit communities.
Founded by former Warriors and New Zealand rugby league representative, Clinton Toopi, FABruary ambassadors include well known sports and community personalities such as New Zealand hockey athlete Sam Charlton, rugby league player Ali Lauitiiti, rugby and sevens star DJ Forbes, former Warriors player Jerome Ropati and rugby player Malakai Fekitoa.
Diabetes New Zealand is working alongside Clinton. FABruary’s promotion of healthy food choices and increased physical exercise is very much aligned to Diabetes New Zealand key messaging around the prevention or delay of type 2 diabetes.
Ambassadors pledge to make healthier choices about food, activity and beverages during February.
One of the key aims is to encourage people to get active by recording a minimum of 10,000 steps on their Fitbit each day, as well as giving up their favourite ‘naughty treat’ for FABruary and being conscious of making healthier choices.
Ambassadors will use Fitbits to track their steps and activities during February and motivate and challenge each other through an online Fitbit group (www.fitbit.com/group/22FXY3). Anyone is welcome to participate.