New, free weight management service launches in Tower Hamlets!
ShapeUp4Life in Tower Hamlets will be community based sessions run in groups of 12 – 15 people during the daytime, evening and weekends. Courses will run in community settings and are interactive, practical and discussion based. Each 1.5 hour weekly session will consists of a 45 minute nutrition workshop covering topics such as snacking, portion sizes, fats and sugar. Followed by 45 minutes of light exercise such as circuits, boxercise, resistance bands and seated exercise. The programme will focus on changing behaviours, increasing activity level and making educated choices in order to lose weight. Individuals have their weight taken each week and are encouraged to work towards a 5% weight loss goal at week 12; with follow up sessions at 6 and 12 months.
Due to the current covid-19 pandemic, Tower Hamlets are able to offer a combination of virtual group support; mimicking the community based service which will go live once government advice allows, and our ShapeUp4Life Online service.
ShapeUp4Life online is accessible anytime, anywhere; this online programme builds upon the team’s extensive knowledge and successes from years of delivering face to face weight management programmes at the heart of the community.
Accessible via smart phone, tablet or laptop the easy to use site will help you to make changes to your lifestyle and activity levels to lose weight and keep it off.
Users benefit from:
- Weekly sessions with expertly qualified nutritionists, dietitian and personal trainers
- Unlimited access to the ShapeUp4Life recipes, snack ideas and meal mixers to support a healthy balanced diet
- Weekly emails full of recipes, tips and treats
- Weekly home exercise sessions & expert written blog
- Food, activity and goal diaries
- Support from your personal wellness coach
Lesley Berry, Public Health Improvement Manager said “ShapeUp4Life (both online and face to face community support) is different to other things you’ve tried before. It isn’t a diet, a fad or a quick fix. It’s a lifestyle change. It’s eating a healthy balanced diet full of all of the nutrients that your body needs, enjoying healthy snacks and eating out in a new way. At the same time as being more active and loving what you do! We are excited to be able to deliver our face to face support sessions to the people of Tower Hamlets one government advice allows.“
For free support to lose weight visit www.shapeup4-life.co.uk and start the journey to a healthier you today!