A new and exciting 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 value and the perfect opportunity to kickstart your lifestyle and weight management journey all for FREE.

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 be weighed each week to monitor progress and record results.

Free Activity Pass

Participants will benefit from 10 weeks unlimited access to Activ8's 4 gyms, fitness classes (low intensity class available) and 4 swimming pools. Plus online live and on demand workouts are available.

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

Mental Health Support

MIND will be offering support and advice on mental health issues related to being overweight and how to improve these through the impact of exercise and eating well.

Follow On Support

Free 8 week access to Energise sessions, once you've finished the initial 12 weeks, for continued support to help achieve your goals.

This course is for anyone (aged 16+) with a BMI of 25 or over.

If you are unsure what your BMI is check below.

BMI Calculator


Check out our facilities…

To compliment our instructor led exercise and education sessions you will receive a FREE 10 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). In addition you will have access to lots of on demand workouts and live online classes. 

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 help, support and advice is excellent! I would recommend this service for peoples health and for people who are just starting their journey, to people who are stuck but need that extra push.

Richard, Facebook

Are you ready to make a positive change?


Please complete this short form to discuss your application to the Energise programme. We are currently receiving a high volume of enquiries so a member of the health team will be in touch within 7 days to discuss your enquiry in more detail.


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Contact Details

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

01642 526740 | referral@teesactive.co.uk

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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