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Weight Management

A FREE service for up to 24 weeks which combines weekly weigh-ins, healthy eating topics and various exercise sessions to help you to lose weight and improve your lifestyle and health.

How much does it cost?

The programme is FREE service for up to 24 weeks to support adults to lose weight, move more and maintain long term weight loss.  This service is fully funded by North Yorkshire County Council Public Health.

Who is the service for?

What does the programme consist of?

Group sessions are usually 45-75 minutes long and consist of a weekly weigh-in, healthy eating advice for weight loss and an exercise circuit session.

Some group sessions are healthy eating and weigh-in only (45mins). Where this is the case the sessions are shorter in length and to exercise, participants can access a range healthy lifestyles group classes at other times and venues free of charge for 12 weeks. You will also be issued with 1 FREE swim or Gym pass per week when you attend your weekly weigh-in session.

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

What happens each week?

  • Private weigh-in

  • Physical Activity

  • Healthy eating educational group talks/activities.

Are you ready?

  1. Do you have any holidays planned?

  2. Can you commit to a 24 week service?

  3. Are you in the right frame of mind to lose weight now?

How do I access the service?

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 introduction*

Self-referral

*We advise you speak to your GP before starting any new exercise or nutrition 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

What happens next?

  • Our Healthy Lifestyles Co-ordinator will contact you to talk through the service, your eligibility, and any previous attempts to lose weight, what your motivations are, and the session options available to you.

  • After the initial discussion you will be booked in for a health assessment with your weight management advisor.

  • Once completed you will start the 12 week FREE programme at the venue.

  • If you are successful in achieving the agreed 5% weight loss, you will be entitled to a further 12 week maintenance programme.

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 voucher booklet, including a free fruit or vegetable box to help you with your healthy choices.

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 PLUS a meal in Revive Café if you maintain your 5% weight loss target after 24 weeks(end of 12 week maintenance programme).

Car Parking

Healthy Lifestyles customers who are based at Craven Leisure on Monday , Wednesdays or Friday afternoons can apply for a FREE car park permit.  Otherwise pay & display is in operation from 50p an hour.

Links to useful services

NHS Choices

NHS healthy recipes

ONE YOU eating

ONE YOU move

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 by telephone: 01756 792805 (option3) or email here: healthylifestyles@cravendc.gov.uk

Venue Day Session format Time
Gargrave Village Hall, Gargrave, Skipton, BD23 3PT Monday Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 10.30am-11.45am
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 7pm-8pm
Broughton Road Community Centre, Skipton, BD23 1TS Tuesday  Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 1.30pm-2.45pm
Giggleswick School, Settle BD24 0DE Tuesday  Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 6.30pm-7.45pm
Dyneley Barn, Dyneley Surgery, Skipton BD23 2HZ Tuesday Nutrition and weigh-in 6.45pm-8pm
Craven District Council, Belle Vue Mills, Skipton, BD23 1FJ Wednesday from 2 January 2019 Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 6pm - 7.15pm
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-7.30pm
Greatwood Community Centre, BD23 2SW Thursday from 10 January 2019 Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 11.30am-12.45pm
Craven Leisure, Skipton BD23 1UD Friday Nutrition, exercise and weigh-in 2.45pm-4pm

Download a copy of our information leaflet here

FAQ's

  • What happens if I miss a week?  You will be still able to access the classes, but please inform your adviser of your absence.

  • What happens if I can't stay for the whole session?  You can be weighed in and speak to the adviser about your weekly target