Weight Management

Join Our Online Weight Management Programme

During this Covid-19 pandemic, we understand that some of you may not feel comfortable attending a face-to-face class. We have therefore, launched a brand-new ShapeUp4Life app which is accessible to Isle of Wight residents 24/7.

The ShapeUp4Life app has been built based on our existing Shapeup4life programme and is available on Android and iOS.

You can download the App on Android here or on iOS here, or check out our Healthy Lifestyle Tips Booklet here.



Healthy eating

For easy meals and access to the Change4Life food scanner to help reduce levels of sugar in your diet visit the One You Eat Better website. 

The Sugar Smart Isle of Wight campaign raises awareness of:

  • hidden sugars
  • recommended levels 
  • healthy alternatives

The campaign encourages individuals, groups, businesses, schools and organisation to join and make a pledge.

Our expertly designed course is proven to help you lose weight in maintainable and enjoyable way.

  • Change your Life in 90 Days

Track record of success

Running nationwide for over 5 years

  • No waiting list

Sign up today to start your journey with ShapeUp4Life

  • Expert lead

With qualified dietitians, nutritionist and personal trainers

  • Eat Well

Unlimited access to our recipes and snack ideas

  • Direct to you

Weekly sessions direct to your inbox, anytime, anywhere

Being more active

The NHS Better Health – Get Active website includes tips on getting active for all, including the downloadable Active 10 app, as well as tailored advice for those living with a long term condition.

Exercise on Referral scheme

The 1Leisure One card membership scheme is available to anyone on our weight management course who have not previously been referred for prescription exercise.

The Exercise on Referral scheme is operated by 1Leisure and Public Health. This scheme can only be accessed directly with 1Leisure with a referral from a health professional.


Isle of Wight Health Walks

The Isle of Wight Health Walks programme supports local people to experience the benefits of getting out and staying active. It helps to improve your mental and physical wellbeing and reducing social isolation.

The groups are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers. The volunteers are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind.  The walks are short and over easy terrain. They are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

Isle of Wight Council sports unit

The sports unit provides advice on walking and cycling challenges and ‘Isle be active’, for more information visit Sports Development Unit.


Body mass index 

Join Our Free 12 Week Weight Management Course

Maintaining a healthy weight is important for overall health as it helps to lower your risk of Heart Disease, Type 2 Diabetes, Stroke and certain Cancers. Try taking a step by step approach! Think small, realistic changes to your diet and level of physical activity that make a big difference and become a part of your daily routine.

Our expertly designed course is proven to help you lose weight in maintainable and enjoyable way.

  • Fun and supportive group classes that help you achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Weekly 1½ hour group sessions including a nutrition workshop, light exercise class and weigh in.
  • Delivered in local, community venues including leisure centres and community centres all over Isle of Wight.

Our Weight Management Programme

Our 12 week weight management service is provided to those aged 18+ with a BMI of above 25 until 31st March. After this date those with a BMI of above 30 or 28 for BAME or long term health conditions will be elligible.

If you are unsure of your BMI, use our calculator here !

These 12 week community based programmes are designed to reflect the needs of all participants to promote healthy eating and increase physical activity to achieve a realistic, steady and maintainable weight loss.


Body mass index 

courses near you

CourseLocationStart dateEnd dateTimeInstructor
Exercise & NutritionAspire, Ryde29/10/2114/1/2210-12 MiddayGemma
Exercise & NutritionBroadway Centre, Sandown17/11/212/2/2210-11.30amGemma
Nutrition onlyBroadway Centre, Sandown18/11/213/2/221.30-2.20pmGemma
Nutrition onlyFreshwater Memorial Hall25/11/2110/2/2211am – 12pmGemma
Chair based Exercise & NutritionNewport Congregational Church 29/11/2114/2/2210am – 11.30pmGemma
Exercise & NutritionNewport Congregational Church30/11/2122/2/2210am – 11.30pmGemma
Nutrition only Medina Leisure Centre, Newport5/1/2223/3/226pm – 7pmGemma
Nutrition onlyHeights Leisure Centre, Sandown6/1/2224/3/226pm – 7pmSam
Exercise & NutritionYMCA, Shanklin10/01/2228/3/221.30 to 3pmGemma

Join Our Free 12 Week Weight Management Course

​Your child maintaining a healthy weight is important for their health as a child and as an adult. Here at Health and Wellbeing Slough we run 12 week afterschool clubs in selected schools and community venues and our interactive programme contains fun workshops and games to encourage children and families to achieve a healthy lifestyle. Each session is 1.5 hours and parents and guardians are invited to join the final 20 minutes of each week to transfer what children have learnt into the home environment.

  • Helping children to achieve recommendations such as 60 minutes of physical activity and 5 fruit and vegetables per day.
  • Reducing risk of obesity and related conditions such as Heart Disease and Type 2 Diabetes
  • Helping the whole family to achieve and maintain a healthy weight.
  • Supporting learning, health and wellbeing within your school environment.
  • Supporting the development of self-esteem and confidence in children.

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