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Lose Weight and Get Fit

Call us on: 0800 022 4524 (option 3) to speak to a member of the team or complete the Referral Form to register for one of the following free programmes:-

Shape-Up is a structured eight week group programme devised by dieticians, psychologists and exercise specialists. The programme helps you to build a toolkit of skills and knowledge to enable you to achieve your goals and maintain them in the long term. It also offers you information on how to manage difficult situations and how to keep yourself motivated.   Shape-Up can help you to successfully improve your overall health and wellbeing. Sessions are held for 1 hour 30 minutes each week for 8 weeks.   
My Weight Matters offers 1-1 support to help you manage your weight effectively.  It is suitable for people who prefer an approach tailored to the individual. This programme also offers longer term support by giving you the option to attend for weigh-in and motivational support for as many weeks as you want.   The first five 1-1 sessions will last approximately 15 minutes after this you can continue to drop in and share your progress towards a healthier lifestyle until you reach your target weight loss. Members receive a FREE pedometer, portion-control spoon, recipe booklet and healthy portion plate.  

BEAMM (Balanced Eating and Moving More)  A new programme providing 1-1 support for 16 and 17 year olds who want to adopt a healthier lifestyle. Sessions take place in community locations across the Colchester and Tendring area.


















The Shape-Up programme provides group support and the My Weight Matters programme provides individual (one-to-one) support.   
Both programmes cover the following topics:

Eating a healthy balanced diet

  •   Managing your portions (serving sizes)
  •  Building confidence and motivation to help you manage your weight
  • Being more active in your daily life
  • Changing unhealthy habits for healthier ones
  •  Understanding food labels and making healthier food choices
  • Support to help you make longer term plans to keep going  

There is no charge to attend these programmes, but we do ask that you are motivated and ready to make changes.

Shape-Up and My Weight Matters welcome adults age 18 or over, living in the North East area with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 28 or more.

 If you have a long-term condition or have concerns regarding joining any of the weight management options please speak to your doctor for advice.



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ACE Lifestyle is part of Anglian Community Enterprise (ACE) Community Interest Company and is an award winning provider of Health & Wellbeing services. These services include NHS Health Checks and Weight Management programs.