ShapeUp4Life (SU4L) is a FREE 12 week weight management programme delivered via an App, by virtual courses and in the community, that supports people to lose weight and keep it off long term.
Our community and virtual based sessions 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.
ShapeUp4Life App Service
Our App offer is accessible anytime, anywhere! This NICE compliant, multi-disciplinary programme builds upon our extensive knowledge and successes from years of delivering face to face weight management programmes at the heart of the community. The user-friendly platform supports clients to make changes to their lifestyle and behaviours in order to not only lose weight but keep it off long term.
Unlike other commercial weight management programmes ShapeUp4Life features culturally appropriate recipes and dietary advice. Our fully qualified experts provide nutrition and exercise support which is appropriate for patients with a variety of health conditions, such as type 2 diabetes. Meaning that our team can support to people from a wide range of communities to eat better, move more and ShapeUp4Life.
The ShapeUp4Life App features a bespoke assessment at the start and end of the programme in order to capture relevant data allowing evaluation of behaviour change and success.
Fully accessible via a download from google play or the app store, this is a fantastic service to provide weight loss and behaviour change support to the community, removing traditional barriers of face to face services whilst maintaining a high quality and success.
Service access criteria:
Wokingham resident, BMI over 28
Connecting with others
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
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