The Refit Toolkit is an initiative of the World Transplant Games Federations global Fit for Life! programme, aimed to help transplant recipients take the first steps to get active and start enjoying an increased quality of life! A rehabilitation programme aimed directly at transplant recipients with advice, guidance and examples to help you improve not only your fitness and nutrition, but your mental wellbeing and overall quality of life! The toolkit is designed to support, NOT REPLACE, the relationship that exists between you and your doctor or other healthcare professional. Make sure you discuss your fitness and lifestyle goals with your physician before signing up for this programme. View here for full details.
Over the past few years the Federation has successfully been appointing transplant recipients from around the globe who are ‘living and breathing’ the Fit for Life! mantra to represent the WTGF as ambassadors. Our Ambassadors promote the Fit for Life! mantra to transplant units, participate in sporting events, and encourage others to attend the Games. Additional Fit for Life! Ambassadors are appointed on an ongoing basis with an aim to have at least one Ambassador representing every one of our member countries.
The Fit for Life! panel is a group of individuals with expertise and a passion for promoting physical activity post transplant. Workshops are held between these experts to further advance the literature and develop evidence – based exercise training programmes for transplant recipients. The panel includes transplant surgeons, sports medicine practitioners, nutritionist, biomechanists, physiothereapits and transplant athletes. Should you have an interest in joining our panel, please contact the WTGF office.
The Fit for Life! resources page will provide you with evidence – based literature to support why participating in physical activity post transplant has been proved very beneficial. We currently have our Fit for Life! Panel auditing hundreds of publications which will soon make their way onto this website.
Fit for Life! exhibition booths promoting the initiative were successfully set up at Medical Congresses and Conferences worldwide including an exciting full day workshop at The Transplantation Society Congress in Madrid, Spain in 2018.
In October 2020 the Federation will be showcasing Fit for Life! at the 28th Congress of The Transplantation Society Congress which is to be held virtually due to the COVID-19 virus conditions worldwide.
5 cyclists including WTGF President, Mr Chris Thomas and WTGF Secretary and Liver Recipient, Ms Schick cycled from Madrid to Malaga in the build up to the 2017 World Transplant Games to promote the Fit for Life! initiative and organ donation and awareness.
Fit for Life! launched this new initiative at the 2017 World Transplant Games in Malaga, Spain (25 June – 02 July 2017). The passport is designed to record and celebrate your attendance at both Summer and Winter Games, as well as other official recognised worldwide transplant events. If you wish to include the passport program to a local Transplant Games please contact the Fit For Life! office on email@example.com
An exciting online fitness-focused challenge embracing the entire transplant community, friends and families, with the aim to help our worldwide transplant community stay active and engaged. The Billion Steps Challenge was successfully held in 2017 and again in 2020. More details available here
FIT FOR LIFE APP
The aim is to develop a Fit for Life! app designed for both Andriod and IOS devices for all to enjoy. The app will include essential Fit for Life! information, key dates and events as well as the created exercise and nutrition plans for post transplantation. Watch this space!