Free programme helping people to ‘Shape Up’ in the Wyre Forest

Free programme helping people to ‘Shape Up’ in the Wyre Forest

Posted: Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:12

Free programme helping people to ‘Shape Up’ in the Wyre Forest

Following its previous success, 'Shape Up' is returning to the Wyre Forest. Delivered by the Living Well Service, Wyre Forest Leisure Centre and supported by the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire and Wyre Forest District Council, the free programme aims to support residents to get active and become healthier.

Running for twelve weeks, 'Shape Up' will encourage participants to make healthy lifestyle choices related to food, activity and fitness. Nutritional and dietary advice is offered throughout the programme to help achieve a balanced diet. Those taking part in the programme will also choose and take part in a range of activities at the new Wyre Forest Leisure Centre. Previous activities have included badminton, aqua, boxing, table tennis, swimming and many more.

One previous participant of the course commented,

'There have been so many benefits of completing the 'Shape Up' course. Finding out about the reading of labels and the contents of fat and sugars, cutting down on portion sizes, learning about the different exercises that can help in losing weight, trying all of them and finding which one suits me the best.

She continued, 'I also met with others that are in the same situation and made friends at the same time. This has really built up my confidence as I continue to lose weight.'

Stephen Brewster, Chief Executive of the Sports Partnership Herefordshire and Worcestershire, said,

'The Sports Partnership is delighted to be supporting the 'Shape Up' Programme again. The course offers a supportive environment in which to improve the health and wellbeing of participants, as well as a chance to try out new activities at a fantastic facility.'

Programmes will start in February 2018 at Wyre Forest Leisure Centre. If you would like more information about the programme, please contact the Living Well service on 01905 675850 or email or visit

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