A FREE 12 week programme brought to you by Activ8 Health & Fitness and funded by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council to help you make positive changes to your lifestyle through eating healthily and exercising. The programme will offer you education and support so that you can make sustainable changes enabling you to lose weight and improving your overall health and wellbeing. It’s your chance to make a real impact on your life!

Energise is incredible opportunity to kickstart your lifestyle and weight management journey all for FREE.

Who is the Lite 4 Life programme for?

The Lite 4 Life programme is aimed at individuals who may be experiencing a number of conditions such as Diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, joint pain, low mental health or any weight related conditions. Further qualifying criteria applies. See below for more details.

If you would like to discuss your eligibility please contact us at [email protected] or phone 01642 526740.

Energise Programme Information

Get Active! Lose Weight! Feel Great!

Weekly 1 Hour Sessions

The course includes 12 weekly 1 hour sessions (30 minutes of advice and education on positive lifestyle changes and 30 minutes of exercise).


Each week you will explore a wide range of topics and gain the knowledge and understanding to make a long term sustainable change to your lifestyle.

Weekly Weigh-in

Participants will have the opportunity to be weighed each week to monitor progress and record results.

Free Activity Pass*

Participants will benefit from 12 weeks unlimited access to Activ8's 4 gyms, fitness classes (low intensity classes available) and 4 swimming pools. *Current Activ8 members will not receive a free activity pass as they are already engaged in an active lifestyle.

Fitness Plan

Participants will receive a tailored exercise plan from our instructors to follow at home or in one of our venues.


You will be able to keep track of your progress through your smart phone including tracking what you eat and what exercise you do as well as having a detailed body composition assessment.

Nutritional Support

Advice and nutrition support to help educate those who need it to make the right choices and plan recipes. Plus weekly support from Activ8 instructors on dieting.

Extra Physical Activity

We also encourage you to stay active in other ways e.g walking and increasing your steps.

Follow On Support

8 weeks of free follow on sessions. These sessions will give you the opportunity to get weighed and also to ask for any further advice or support.

Find out your BMI here.

BMI Calculator

This course is for anyone aged 16+ living in Stockton-on-Tees. Qualifying criteria applies. See FAQs below for more information.


Important Exclusion Criteria

There are a number of health conditions that will unfortunately prevent acceptance to the Energise programme. If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances confidentially with a member of our health team please email [email protected]

Last year I was referred to Tees Active’s weight management course and it has changed my life. My blood pressure is down, my blood sugars and cholesterol are within healthy range and I’ve lost 3 stone. I have changed my diet and attend 3 classes a week as they help with both my physical fitness and mental wellbeing due to the social aspect of them – Kay

Check out our facilities…

To compliment our instructor led exercise and education sessions you will receive a FREE 12 week Activ8 pass giving you access to all 4 of Activ8’s state of the art fitness clubs – conveniently located at Billingham Forum, Stockton Splash, Thornaby Pavilion and IB Leisure (Ingleby Barwick). Not only will you have access to our gyms but you will also be able to get involved with a wide variety of our fitness classes (check out our full timetable here) and swimming sessions (check out our full timetable here).

This will give you the perfect opportunity to make positive changes, achieve the best results and create long term habits. And of course Activ8’s fitness advisors are always on hand to offer their support.

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The programme has been a brilliant support for me in my birthday wish to get healthier. It is well organised with important information and guidance, as well as providing all of the support and encouragement I need.

I’ve lost 3 stone since starting the course! I feel so much more active and alive, I’m a lot more confident and positive in my outlook!

Marie, Stockton-on-Tees


Please read the following before completing the enquiry form:

All biometrics must be completed correctly or your application will be declined, as you will not meet the criteria required to take part.

Once you have completed the form you will receive an email within 7 days with information regarding booking a consultation appointment. If the booking screen is blank this means there are no appointments for that week, the calendar only shows one week at a time so please keep checking regularly for the following week.


Please be aware that the information on the form is required by public health England who fund this health initiative. No sensitive information will be shared, this data is collected for statistical reasons.

Please be sure to check your Spam / Junk folders for replies. Please only fill out this form once as multiple entries may result in an increased waiting time.

Are you ready to make a positive change?




Contact Details

If you wish to speak to a member of the health team directly please contact us on the below details:

01642 526740 | [email protected]

“The sessions were so informative and I have learned so many things about healthy eating and lifestyle!”

Weight Management Programme Health Outcomes

1st April 2021 – 31st March 2022


457 people attended weight management programmes.

Male Participants

20% of participants were male.

Age Ranges

Participants ages ranged from 18 to 70+, with 24% of them aged 50-59.

Reduced Weight

72% of the participants who completed the programme reduced their weight.

Increased Physical Activity

58% of the participants who completed the programme increased their physical activity.

Recommend Programme

80% of participants said they would recommend the programme to friends and family.

Here’s some useful tips for leading a healthier lifestyle…

Eat regularly

Always have a healthy breakfast, lunch and dinner. Eating breakfast kick-starts your metabolism and consuming food at regular intervals maintains this throughout the day. Skipping meals decreases your metabolism.

Drink Sensibly

If you drink alcohol, drink sensibly. Women should not exceed
2-3 units per day and men should not exceed 3-4 units per
day. Remember though that all alcoholic drinks are high in
calories and contain very little nutrition.

Portion size

Use around a 9” plate at meal times. Vegetables should cover half your plate, carbohydrates such as potatoes, rice or pasta should cover a quarter and lean meat or fish should cover the final quarter.

Eat a variety of foods

This is to ensure that you receive all the nutrients your body needs e.g. vitamins, minerals, energy, protein, calcium, fluids etc.

Move more!

Regular exercise burns calories. Increasing your muscle mass also increases your metabolism. Therefore combine cardiovascular exercises like jogging and walking with resistance exercises like lifting weights or doing body weight exercises.

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