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FIT success for weight loss

Our trial of FIT for weight loss has been published in the International Journal of Obesity. Participants who received FIT loss 5 times as much weight as those who received an active control group. This finding has generated a lot of media interest. You can read the University of Plymouth press release here. We are endeavouring to reply to everyone who has enquired about FIT but in the meantime, please read our answers to Functional Imagery Training FAQs.

New FIT training workshop

Are you interested in using FIT to motivate your clients? We shall be running a two-day CPD workshop 22-23rd March aimed at healthcare practitioners including psychologists, physiotherapists, dieticians, fitness and lifestyle coaches, and others working to help individuals to change their behaviour. Please follow this link to sign up or contact jackie.andrade@plymouth.ac.uk for more information.

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/motivational-interviewing-and-functional-imagery-training

BRiMS project

Functional Imagery Training is an important element in a new therapy for people with multiple sclerosis. The BRiMS (Balance Right in Multiple Sclerosis) programme combines exercise and education to reduce falls and improve quality of life. FIT is woven throughout the 13-week programme to help keep people motivated. Project leads Jennifer Freeman and Hilary Gunn have been awarded £367k by NIHR for a feasibility study of BRiMS. Jackie Andrade is the psychologist on the project, responsible for incorporating elements of FIT into the participants’ and therapists’ manuals and creating brief motivational audios for the BRiMS website. You can read the full press release for the project here and follow the project on Twitter @BRIMSproject.