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Ariam on how Fit Rovers has helped him with emphysema

20 December 2022

Ariam Delgado Gonzalez, 50, recently completed our Fit Fans free 12-week fitness programme and has spoken of how the Tranmere Rovers in the Community staff helped adjust to his needs as he suffers with emphysema.

“I needed to lose some weight, I needed to keep myself at least walking because it’s very important for my condition,” Ariam told us. “I have very advanced COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease), emphysema.

“I think it’s been very interesting and the team is very committed. They have always been very open to answering any questions I may have, any doubts especially.

“They have accommodated my special needs when it comes to developing exercises with the group, which one I can join, which one I unfortunately cannot but still do something so I wouldn’t feel aside from the rest of the group so well done to them, thank you.”

Aside from his condition, Ariam has managed to lose six kilograms during the programme, and puts it down to the dietary advice he got from our team.

“I was 90 kilograms and now I’m 84, and also my stomach dimensions have been a little bit reduced, mostly because of the advice I got about diet.”

Ariam has also called on anyone thinking about joining the Fit Fans programme to get in touch with us, as it’s only a small part of the week but can make a big difference.

“There is a team, people are nice and friendly, not only the TRIC team, but also our people (on the course). It’s always nice to talk to other people and see how well you’re doing, and have fun.

“There’s a good environment here, it’s fun, it’s only one day per week, a few hours, and it will make a difference. It is very well-organised.”

Anyone interested in joining Fit Fans for free can now sign up by emailing Frankie on

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