The Up & Active site and team is linked to the Healthy Lifestyles teams in each of the areas. These teams offer a wide variety of programs which are designed to help people get more active and lose weight. The activities and where they are delivered are different in each area but are run by specially trained members of staff.
These activities do not require a referral from your GP or health professional as long as any condition you may have is controlled and stable and that you don’t have any underlying risk factors that might stop you from taking part in these courses. If you are not sure, or require any more information on these specialist programs, please contact us or to register for a programme
and we will be happy to put you in touch with your local Healthy lifestyle team who will be more than happy to advice.
We offer a variety of Classes and weight management activities from weekly drop in sessions to full Adult weight management courses.
All of the sessions are with trained advisors who will help you to focus on your diet and lifestyle, looking at what you eat and how active you are. These activities are supported by online resources and information to help you reach your goals. By using the
NHS weight loss guide,
you’ll also have online advice and support, including a calorie counter, weight loss forums, and recipes.
You will also be encouraged to try out lots of different activities, not just run by the Up and Active team, but also by your local leisure and activity providers.
The Up and Active team has extensive experience in providing weight management sessions, including gender specific classes. The weekly sessions take place in community venues such as leisure centres, schools and community centres.