Here you will find all of the relevant information you will need to take part in the programme. Please download the course booklet as this includes all of the information that will be discussed in each session. We also ask that you download the above technology booklet and download the relevant apps so you can use them on the programme.
You will also be able to access the new Activ8 Fitness App to track your progress, receive training plans and monitor your body composition. Plus you will be able to access a range of live streamed and on demand fitness classes to keep you active.
You will also need to create an existing member account on Tees Active’s booking platform here using the membership number on the band that you were given at your induction. This is where you will book your activities!
If you can’t find the answer to your question below please ask your coach during your next session or ask us on Facebook.
Lite4Life – During the programme you will take part in weekly 1 hour sessions at your dedicated venue. These sessions consist of 60 minutes of education on positive lifestyle changes.
Energise – During the programme you will take part in weekly 1 hour sessions at your dedicated venue. These sessions consist of 30 minutes 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. You will also be required to weigh in each week to track your progress.
Outside of these sessions you will have 10 weeks of unlimited access to Activ8 Health & Fitness’ state-of-the-art fitness clubs, fitness classes and Tees Active pools which you can use to achieve your goals. You will also be provided with a bespoke exercise plan.
On top of all that, you will receive mental health support from Mind and for those who require them there will be nutritional support workshops to help you make the right choice and plan healthy meals.
Of course! To help you achieve your goals we are providing 8 weeks of free additional support once your 12 week programme has ended. During this time you can continue to attend the weekly sessions at our venues to take part in weight ins and activities in these sessions.
After the 8 weeks you can pay to attend follow on sessions if you wish to continue and there are a variety of Activ8 memberships available. Speak to your coach for more information.
Current follow on sessions
Tuesdays at Stockton Splash, 18:50 – 19:20
Wednesdays at IB Leisure, 10:15 – 10:30
Thursdays at Billingham Forum, 10: 30 – 11:00
Fridays at IB Leisure, 13:00 – 13:15
You do not need to book for gym sessions, simply turn up at any of our Activ8 clubs during their opening hours and train!
As you are members for 10 of the 12 weeks of the programme, you can book up to 8 days in advance during this time.
You get free access to Tees Active facilities from the moment your course begins!
Once you have had your induction and been given your band, you can create an existing member booking account (as mentioned above) using the number on your membership band. Once created you can access facilities on a pay-as-you-go basis until your course begins.
You will track your workouts through the Activ8 Fitness App. Within this app you can add individual workouts and follow your bespoke exercise plan.
You will need to track everything you eat and drink either by using our food diaries. You can download these here or on the cooking section of this page.
Alternatively you could download the MyFitnessPal app. This will allow you to simply scan your food as you cook and weigh each item and input the data into the app to see your exact calorie intake for each day.
Honesty is the best policy. Be honest with yourself, your apps and your health advisor about your calorie intake and activity levels.
When you're not sure of something, ask for help. Your health advisor and our venue teams are there to help, as are your peers on our Facebook page.
To successfully track your calorie intake you need to weigh all of your ingredients as you cook and track all meals using MyFitnessPal.
Drinking 2 liters of water a day is recommended. Drinking more is great and helps you to feel fuller.
Walking 10,000 steps a day is not only great exercise but typically burns about 2000 to 3500 extra calories each week.
Sleep has many health benefits and when you're exercising, helps with recovery.
Plan your week's workouts and meals in advance to avoid lazy days and unhealthy food.
Keeping motivated can be harder on some days than others, but remember you can do this and we are here to help each step of the way.
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.
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.
This is to ensure that you receive all the nutrients your body needs e.g. vitamins, minerals, energy, protein, calcium, fluids etc.
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.
Before you attend a session at Activ8 Health & Fitness, please make sure you have completed your induction and watched the safety video by clicking on the link below.
The Activ8 Fitness App acts as a central hub for all things Activ8 and will help you get the most out of your Activ8 membership and individual fitness journey to keep you motivated, improve your fitness and track all your training and results in one place. Plus gain quick and easy access to timetables and booking systems as well as lots more info and resources.
SWIMTAG is the free to use, social swim app that helps you track your progress in any Tees Active pool and helps to keep you motivated! Plus there’s plenty of prizes on offer.
Ask for a SWIMTAG band at reception when you go for your first swim and then download the free SWIMTAG app to track your progress each time you swim.
Below you’ll find a range of healthy cooking demonstrations with delicious recipes that can be easily made from home.
Here you will find some useful external resources that you can refer to whilst you are on the programme and for when you have finished.
8 tips from our NHS on healthy eating.
Find 50 BBC Good Food recipes that are not only healthy but quick and easy to make.
Find delicious vegan recipes for healthy meals here.
Gluten Free Recipes
Gluten free, healthy recipes the whole family will love.
Jamie Oliver Recipes
Healthy eating recipes from Jamie Oliver!
Take a look at the documents below which have been provided from our friends at Mind, the Mental Health Charity, to support you for a number of mental health problems.
To help you continue with your weight loss journey you have the opportunity to take part in 8 weeks of free follow on sessions.
Find out more about how Tees Active are working with partners to drive positive change in the community.