Choose 2 Lose Women
Offers 12 weeks of group support to improve healthy habits with a focus on healthy eating and exercise, this is a free service for women with a body mass index (BMI) equal to 25 or more.
The programme is designed to give you the tools you need to make small but sustainable changes that can be maintained long term, supporting you to lose weight and maintain this weight loss.
The programme focuses on behaviour change, individuals have their weight taken each week and are encouraged to work towards a 5% weight loss goal by week 12, with a follow up session at 26 weeks. To get the most out of the course it is expected that participants attend at least 9 sessions, those attending at least 9 of the 12 sessions will be eligible for two months free gym membership worth £88.
Each session is interactive, lasts 90 minutes and covers different topics each week which will support weight loss (e.g. portion sizes, healthy food swaps, setting goals, taking part in physical activity, local support and signposting).
- Women that want to lose weight
- Aged 18 years old or more, with a BMI ≥25 (adjusted to BMI≥23 in women of Black African, African-Caribbean and Asian origin / or those with comorbidities)
- Living within North Somerset
- Not currently attending another 12 week weight management service
The course is delivered by Legacy Leisure.
To book a place on the next course or to find out more email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01934 425900 (ask for Kylie Taylor).
Feedback from those who have attended the group:
“The Choose 2 Lose course has completely changed my perception and attitude to exercise. Before the course I believed the gym was only for fit and thin people and I would never see myself working out, Vicky and Holly have introduced exercise in an easy and simple way. They have made me feel comfortable and increased my confidence through small steps and taster classes. Having my gym induction with Holly was also great for continuity and she always encouraged me. I now go to the gym and classes four to five times per week. I feel happier, stronger, fitter and less overwhelmed. Thank you for everything”.
“The 12 weeks course has, for me, been an inspiring experience and has given me the motivation to lose weight and become much fitter through attending classes and working out in the gym. Vicky and Holly have been great in their encouragement and sound advice and have helped me to stay motivated and I will miss meeting everyone on a Friday morning but will continue to attend classes. Thanks for everything”.
“I would like to extend my gratitude to North Somerset Council for funding my 12-week adventure. It has been engaging and at times inspiring but most of all its reminded me that physical activity is enjoyable no matter what your size or capability, and I hope to build on this moving forward”.