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Healthy Lifestyles - Weight Management

**NEW APPLICATIONS NOW BEING ACCEPTED** We have just received further funding until mid October for new applications, to enable us to continue this great weight loss programme for residents of Craven. A 12 week consecutive FREE weight-loss programme based at various venues in Craven District.

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What is the Healthy Lifestyles Programme?

It is a 12-consecutive week weight management programme that combines exercise with nutritional advice to help you to lose weight, change your lifestyle and improve your health.

One low intensity class per week.

Who can join the programme?

Inclusion criteria:

  • Aged 18 or over*
  • Have a BMI > over 25 without comorbidities or managed comorbidities
  • Living in Craven

*Public Health has commissioned a community weight management service for children 5-19 year olds above the 91st Centile and a residential weight management service for 8-17 year olds above the 99.6th Centile.

Exclusion criteria:

  • Under the age of 18
  • Pregnant, post-natal prior to attending post-natal check, or breastfeeding
  • Have a BMI of under <25
  • Have a BMI over >35 with significant, unmanaged co-morbidities
  • Have had bariatric surgery in the last 2 years

To check your BMI you can use this NHS calculator:

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The Healthy Lifestyles Programme recently featured on Stray FM's Your County show - listen to the show here!

Where does the programme take place?

Here is a list of the current sessions that we run. We do plan to set up further sessions in other locations too.

VenueDaySession FormatTime

Craven Leisure* BD23 1UD (Car Park permit provided)

MondayNutrition, exercise and weigh-in2.15pm-3.30pm (apply now!)

Dyneley Barn, Dyneley Surgery BD23 2HZ

MondayNutrition and weigh-in7.15pm-8pm (starts again 11th Sep 2017)

Limestone View, Settle BD24 9FH


Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in

6.30pm-7.45pm (starts again 11th September 2017l)

Dyneley Barn, Dyneley Surgery, Skipton BD23 2HZ

TuesdayNutrition and weigh-in7.15pm-8pm (apply now!)

BelleVue Mills, Skipton, BD23 1FJ

TBCNutrition, Weigh-inLunchtime (TBC) (apply now)

Craven Leisure* BD23 1UD (car park permit provided)

WednesdayNutrition, exercise and weigh-in2pm-3.15pm (apply now!)

Skipton Town Hall, gallery/hub, BD23 1AH

WednesdayNutrition, exercise and weigh-in6.15pm-7.45pm (starts 13th September) apply now!

Greatwood Community Centre, BD23 2SW

ThursdayNutrition, exercise and weigh-in1.15pm-2.30pm (starts agin in september 2017) apply now!

Craven Leisure* BD23 1UD (car park permit provided)

FridayNutrition, exercise and weigh-in2.45pm-4pm (apply now!)

*We have changed our name from Craven Swimming Pool & Fitness Centre

How much does it cost?

The programme is free of charge as part of an initiative being funded by North Yorkshire County Council's Public Health Team.

North Yorkshire County Council have launched the programme to help people to manage their weight to avoid such things as type 2 diabetes and other cardiovascular diseases, cancers and other health conditions.

What does the programme consist of?

Sessions are usually 75 minutes long and consist of a weigh-in, low-moderate exercise session and weight management advice.

Nutrition and weigh-ins sessions are 45mins.

Each week covers different topics including:

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Some venues do not have the space for participants to exercise. Where this is the case, sessions are shorter in length and participants are given a complementary pass to go for a swim or work out in the gym at Craven Leisure. Detail of session times and format are included in the 'Where Does The Programme Take Place' section.

How do I join the scheme?

Your GP/nurse can complete a referral form that they will forward on to us. We will then contact you to arrange an induction.


You can complete the self-referral form on our website - either click here to fill in this online form, or you can request a paper copy from reception at the leisure centre.

On receipt of this we will call you to arrange an induction.

What do I need to bring to my weekly sessions?

If your class includes doing some light-moderate exercise, you may want to bring with you a towel and a water bottle and make sure you wear something comfortable including a pair of trainers.

What do our customers say about the programme?

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Rewarding you for your hard work

If you decide to join the programme we want to support you every step of the way so we have put together the following incentives*:

Free Keelham Farm Shop Healthy Eating Goodies

When you join the programme and when you meet your 3% weight loss target at 12 weeks - speak to your instructor for your voucher.

Discounted Prices on a 3 Month Membership Package and 'Pay As You Go' Usage

When you complete the 12 week programme (Gym & Swim from only 60p a day*) *based on 12 weeks @ £51.00.

A Meal On Us At Our Newly Refurbished Cafe Revive

If you achieve your 5% weight loss target after 6 months - contact your instructor for a voucher 

Specialist staff skills and competencies

The programme is led by advanced instructors (REPS Level 3 or equivalent).

All of our advanced instructors are trained in the following areas:

  • Instructors - Advanced Instructor / Personal Trainer (Level 3)
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • First Aid

For further information please contact the team here:

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