Men's Health Week and RuFIT-NZ

Mens health

Inspired by the successful Football Fans In Training program (FFIT) in Scotland, the Rugby Fans in Training-New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ) is a healthy lifestyle program delivered by super rugby clubs in New Zealand. RUFIT-NZ aims to support overweight New Zealand men to achieve weight loss.

Read the protocol paper to see what the program entails - 'Rugby Fans in Training New Zealand (RUFIT-NZ): protocol for a randomized controlled trial to assess the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of a healthy lifestyle program for overweight men delivered through professional rugby clubs in New Zealand':…

The National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI) is currently undergoing further research in the hopes to one day implement the RUFIT-NZ program nationwide. Find out more about RUFIT-NZ here:

At NIHI, we understand our health is our biggest and most important asset, that is why we are committed to discovering, developing, testing and delivering innovative approaches to today’s most pressing health problems.