Shape Up 4 Life (SU4L) is a FREE 12 week weight management programme that supports people to lose weight and keep it off long term. Run in groups of 12 – 15 people daytime, evening and weekends. Courses are run in community settings and are interactive, practical and discussion based.
Each 1.5 hour weekly session 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 focuses 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.
Who is it for?
“Before this course I had tried many diets and nothing seemed to work. I no longer had faith I could lose weight and keep it off. But after the help & support from Eat4Health and the structure of the programme, I now feel I can achieve my goals.”
Course participant, Berkshire