Craven District Council

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Weight Management

A FREE 12 week programme which combines weekly weigh-ins, nutritional topics and various exercise sessions with to help you to lose weight and improve your lifestyle and health.

How much does it cost?

The programme is free of charge as part of an initiative being funded by North Yorkshire County Council.

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 45-75 minutes long and consist of a weekly weigh-in, nutritional advice for weight loss and an exercise circuit session.

Some sessions are nutrition and weigh-in only (45mins). Where this is the case the sessions are shorter in length and to exercise, participants can access a range of gym/swim/healthy lifestyles classes free of charge for 12 weeks.

All Healthy Lifestyles participants can take advantage of the free activities offered whilst they are attending the weekly weigh-in and nutrition session.

How do I join the scheme?

Your health professional can complete a referral form that they will forward on to us or you can complete the self-referral form below. We will then contact you to arrange an induction*

*We advise you speak to your GP before starting any new exercise programme, especially if you have medical conditions and or have been sedentary for a long period of time.

Register your interest in Healthy Lifestyles Online

Is there any further support available at the end of the 12 week programme?

If you meet your 5% weight loss target by the end of the twelve week programme you will be eligible to attend a 12 week continued maintenance programme which includes weigh-in, and exercise sessions to keep you on track to at least maintain the 5% weight loss.

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 Fruit or Vegetable Box

When you join and complete the 12 week programme - speak to your advisor for your voucher.

A Further 12 Weeks of free access to the Healthy Lifestyles Programme of activities at Craven Leisure and satellite sites throughout Craven District.

When you achieve your 5% weight loss target by the end of the initial 12 weeks.

A Free Months Membership at Craven Leisure PLUS a Further Three Months at a Discounted Rate. We Will Also Treat You To a Meal In Revive Cafe

If you maintain your 5% weight loss target after 24 weeks.(end of 12 week maintenance programme)

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 - Personal Trainer (Level 3)
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • First Aid
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Alcohol intervention
  • Smoking cessation
  • Behaviour change


For further information please contact the team here: healthylifestyles@cravendc.gov.uk

Venue Day Session format Time
Craven Leisure, Skipton BD23 1UD Monday Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 2.15pm-3.30pm
Dyneley Barn, Dyneley Surgery, Skipton BD23 2HZ Monday Nutrition and weigh-in 7.15pm-8pm
Limestone View, Settle BD24 9FH Monday Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 6.30pm-7.45pm
Dyneley Barn, Dyneley Surgery, Skipton BD23 2HZ Tuesday Nutrition and weigh-in 7.15pm-8pm
Craven District Council, Belle Vue Mills, Skipton, BD23 1FJ TBC Nutrition and weigh-in TBC
Craven Leisure, Skipton BD23 1UD Wednesday  Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 2pm-3.15pm
Skipton Town Hall Gallery Hub, BD23 1AH Wednesday  Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 6.15pm-7.45pm
Greatwood Community Centre, BD23 2SW Thursday Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in TBC
Craven Leisure, Skipton BD23 1UD Friday Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 2.45pm-4pm

Download a copy of our information leaflet here.