Tees Active’s Lite 4 Life initiative is a 12 week group weight management programme that educates, supports and promotes sustainable lifestyle changes to prevent long term complications, which can arise from being over weight. Participants will learn about diet and physical activity to enable them to change their lifestyle and improve their overall health and wellbeing. Lite 4 Life has been running in partnership with Stockton Borough Council for many years via referral from General Practitioners, however the programme is now open for self referral for any residents living in Stockton-on-Tees.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 01642 526740.
The course includes 12 weekly 1 hour sessions giving advice and education on positive lifestyle changes.
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.
Participants will be weighed each week to monitor progress and record results.
Participants will benefit from 10 weeks unlimited access to Activ8's 4 gyms, fitness classes (low intensity class available) and 4 swimming pools. *Current Activ8 members will not receive a free activity pass as they are already engaged in an active lifestyle.
Participants will receive a tailored exercise plan from our instructors to follow at home or in one of our venues.
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.
We also encourage you to stay active in other ways e.g walking and increasing your steps.
The Energise programme is available for individuals aged 16+ who are motivated and ready to make lifestyle changes and who meet the following National Institute for Health and Care Excellence criteria:
If you match the self referral criteria and are ready to get started scroll down the page to the enquiry form.
If you would like to check your BMI to see if you are eligible please click here.
Courses run throughout the year, we’ll advise you on the next start date when you apply.
The programme is delivered across all Tees Active venues – Billingham Forum, Stockton Splash, Thornaby Pavilion and IB Leisure. New programme dates will be released every quarter so if a particular location/day doesn’t suit your availability please check back soon.
The course is completely FREE to attend and is funded by Stockton Borough Council in partnership with Activ8 Health & Fitness.
Your journey will begin with an initial consultation which will include a full health check, goal setting and information on how to get started.
When you are accepted onto the scheme you will be given the option to choose from a number of courses at one of our venues. It is essential that you attend a 1 hour group education session at the same time each week, so we advise choosing a course that offers the most suitable time so that you can attend each week. In addition to the group session we will also prescribe an exercise programme and we advise attending three times a week to achieve the best results and create long term habits.
The group sessions provide a friendly and supportive environment for participants to share ideas, engage and learn about the food they eat. The knowledge you acquire will help you to make a long term change to your lifestyle. Topics will include an in depth look at sugars, fats, carbohydrates, food labelling, physical activity and mental wellbeing. These sessions will help you to understand your diet more and how the choices you make can impact your weight and health.
Our health team are highly qualified and experienced and will ensure you find the sessions rewarding and worthwhile with lots of take home information to begin changing your lifestyle.
We offer the cutting-edge Tanita body assessment at all of our fitness clubs. Tanita body composition monitors bring fast, accurate body composition results using the latest advanced bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA) technology by measuring the percentages of bone, fat, water and muscle in human bodies. This process simply involves holding onto two handles.
When you arrive for your first session our team will help you to download and set up the Activ8 Fitness app on your smartphone or tablet. Here you can view your body assessment results and also receive your fitness plan at the click of a button. If you do not have a smartphone alternative options will be available.
We will work with you to find the right activity that will fit with your lifestyle and work for you. Options include 10 week free access to our Activ8 fitness services, gym, swimming and studio fitness classes
Please note that current Activ8 members will not receive a free activity pass as they are already engaged with an active lifestyle. The health team and gym team will help you put a fitness programme together if required.
Your health advisor will support you throughout your journey on the programme during weekly 1 hour sessions and in addition to their support we have a community Facebook page so that you can engage with other participants on the course and ask for additional advice and support.
Our team will provide you with nutritional support and education within the weekly group sessions.
When you arrive for your first session our team will help you to download and set up the Activ8 Fitness app on your smartphone or tablet. Here you will be able to view your tailored training plan, connect to gym equipment, watch exercise demonstrations and track all of your exercise.
You can also link with other popular apps such as Strava, Fitbit and MyFitnesspal meaning you can monitor everything all in one place including what you are eating, your weight loss and activity levels. Our instructors will also always be on hand to offer further ongoing advice and support.
After your 12 weeks on the Lite 4 Life programme have been completed, you will receive another 8 weeks of Lite 4 Life sessions completely free.
These will support and help you to continue on your fitness journey.
In your final 12 week course sessions your coach will give you more information on how to access the further 8 weeks.
Current Activ8 members can enrol onto the course and receive the many benefits and substantial support however please note that current Activ8 members will not receive a free activity pass as they are already engaged in an active lifestyle. The health team and gym team will help you put a fitness programme together if required.
There are a number of health conditions that will unfortunately prevent acceptance to the Lite 4 Life programme. If you would like to discuss your personal circumstances confidentially with a member of our health team please email email@example.com
The ethos of the service is to be accessible to as many people as possible, and reasonable adjustments will be made to support people to access it. However, an individual who meets any one or more of the following exclusion criteria is not eligible to access the service and will not be eligible for self or health professional referral:
To compliment our instructor led exercise and education sessions you will receive a FREE 10 week Activ8 pass (pass not available to current Activ8 members) 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.
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 NOTE THAT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO BOOK YOUR OWN CONSULTATION APPOINTMENT VIA THE EMAIL BOOKING LINK. DUE TO STAFF CAPACITY OUR HEALTH TEAM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO CONTACT YOU TO BOOK YOUR CONSULTATION.
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.
If you wish to speak to a member of the health team directly please contact us on the below details:
01642 526740 | firstname.lastname@example.org
1st April 2022 – 31st March 2023
457 people attended weight management programmes.
20% of participants were male.
Participants ages ranged from 18 to 70+, with 24% of them aged 50-59.
72% of the participants who completed the programme reduced their weight.
58% of the participants who completed the programme increased their physical activity.
80% of participants said they would recommend the programme to friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
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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