Move It and Lose It

A FREE Service lasting up to 24 weeks to support adults to lose weight, move more and maintain long term weight loss.

What Does It Cost ?

We are funded via North Yorkshire County Council’s Public Health team to provide FREE access to our weight management programme providing you meet our eligibility criteria.

Who is the Service For?

What do I have access to?

Acces to the programme gives you FREE access to our leisure centres including:

  • Fitness classes with low impact options
  • Access to gym and swim facilities
  • Walking football
  • Organised health walk (Selby)
  • Weekly Slimming World meetings for the first 12 weeks where you’ll learn everything you need to know to help you to lose weight without ever feeling hungry and banishing the guilt of eating out.

What happens each week?

  • Follow your personalised physical activity programme put together by one of our Specialist Instructors
  • Take part in Slimming World groups for the first 12 weeks
  • Submit your weekly weight either at a Slimming World group
  • If you qualify for our maintenance programme (weeks 13-24) you will be signposted to free physical activities and be provided with nutritional support via our qualified team
  • Ongoing support from our highly qualified staff

Slimming World offers weekly group support to help you make gradual changes towards a healthy lifestyle

  • The Food Optimising eating plan is based around satisfying your appetite with healthy everyday foods like fruit and vegetables, pasta, potatoes, eggs, fish, lean meat and chicken so that you never go hungry. It’s a long-term plan, not a quick fix, so no food is banned and whatever your favourite treat is, you can still enjoy it in moderation.
  • As a member, you choose the target weight that you feel happy with and are motivated and encouraged in hour long weekly meetings to share experiences, recipes and ideas with your fellow slimmer’s in a warm, supportive environment. Research shows this is crucial to weight loss success and, once you reach your target weight, you can attend for free. Groups are led by trained Slimming World Consultants, all of whom are former members and have lost weight on the plan themselves. Your weight always remains confidential and your weight losses and gradual changes towards a healthy lifestyle are celebrated.

Are you ready?

  • Do you have a weight loss goal you want to achieve?
  • Can you commit to a 24-week service?
  • Are you in the right frame of mind to lose weight?

How do I Access the Service?

If you are over 18 and your BMI is 30 or above, you could be eligible to take part! Call us on 01757 213758 to complete initial triage and find out if you are eligible.

What Happens Next?

A member of the team will talk you through the service, your eligibility, any previous attempts to lose weight, what your motivations are and the session options available to you. After your initial discussion on the phone you will be booked in for a phone call or online health assessment with your assigned Wellbeing Specialist Instructor.

Once your health assessment has been completed you will start your FREE 12-week programme either face to face or online (or both). If you are successful in achieving an agreed weight loss target you will be entitled to a further FREE 12-week maintenance programme.

What happens after your first 12 weeks?

Our maintenance offer is subject to clients who achieve their weight loss goal (this will be set in your initial assessment). The maintenance programme enables you to continue to be physically active and work towards your weight loss goals. It is a condensed programme and does not include the free Slimming World offer, however you will receive free nutritional support from our specialist health team. The programme is available for a further 12 weeks, giving you a total of 24 weeks free of charge.

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