Get Involved

The philosophy of Fat Farmers is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all farmers and rural communities to participate in exercise programs that are free (or low cost), easy to get to, non-exclusive and supportive.

The effects of physical activity on physical and mental health are huge.

Exercise can reduce the risk of chronic diseases, help you to lose weight, reduce stress and help recover from mental health issues. Exercise also improves sleep, which in turn helps improve both physical and mental health. Exercise can even make you smarter – it improves clarity of thinking and memory!

The philosophy of Fat Farmers is to provide a safe, nurturing environment for all farmers and rural communities to participate in exercise programs that are free (or low cost), easy to get to, non-exclusive and supportive.

To join a local team or to get your business involved simply contact us – and we will point you in the right direction!

Merchandise

Our new range Fat Farmers exercise shirts and merchandise can be purchased directly from Nelson Teamwear. Please make sure you order postage to have it delivered directly to you. You can add your regional team name on the back of our light blue competition shirts.

We have navy training t-shirts and singlets, beanies, gym towels, water bottles, caps and hats available, all at very fair prices as we dont make a profit on these. We want you to join us and help build our team ! Our new training tops are navy and come in singlet or shirt style.

Join Us

We welcome new members to join us at any time. There is no cost to become a member of your local Fat Farmers group.

We ask that you complete this simple Pre-Exercise Screening Tool before you join our groups to ensure that you have no significant medical issues. If you answer “yes” to any of the questions on Stage 1, please discuss with your doctor what exercise is safe for you before you join our groups.

Fundraising

Fat Farmers groups are very grateful to the businesses who have supported our fundraising initiatives. Funds raised during these initiatives are put towards assisting the delivery of Menswatch programs in rural areas, not Fat Farmers. Menswatch programs are male-only peer education programs aimed to reduce the incidence of male suicide in rural areas.

In 2015, Fat Farmers who participated in the City-Bay raised over $5 000 towards Menswatch programs which were delivered in the Pinery Bushfire regions. These businesses were : Ramsey Bros in conjunction with CASE IH , Bartleville Props , Akaringa Farming , Jane Greenslades, Anna Binna Farms, AgriKnowHow, Rural Directions, Dylan Shultz, David Willson.

In 2016 at the Eyre Peninsula Field Days, farmers rode an exercise bike and were supported by the following businesses to raise $1750 ($5/km!) : Ramsey Brothers, Bawden’s Rural Supplies, Elders Insurance Port Lincoln, ANZ Bank, Bank SA, Pringles Crouch and Bascombe Auto Ag. We collaborated with the local Farming Systems Group , the Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association to deliver two Menswatch programs in February 2018 in Cummins and Wudinna.

Jamie Phillis riding the exercise bike and Shannon Ponton from “the Biggest Loser” show at the 2016 Eyre Peninsula Field Days.

Reach Us

Contact Sally for more information

Sally Fisher
Fat Farmers
Executive Officer

0410 473 167

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