Popular weight management scheme now easier to join

Ribble Valley Council's Tracy Balko with Weigh-2-Go participant  Bob Taylor.

Ribble Valley Council's Tracy Balko with Weigh-2-Go participant Bob Taylor.

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A weight management scheme now available by self-referral is recruiting new participants keen to adopt a healthier lifestyle.

Ribble Valley Borough Council’s popular Weigh-2-Go scheme was made available on a self-referral basis to people with weight problems last year and, after a successful run, is now inviting new participants.

Weigh-2-Go lasts 12 weeks and there is no charge, but participants need to be above a certain weight in relation to their height.

As well as advice on healthy eating, it offers an optional gym session and recreational activities.

Daily sessions take place at the Roefield Leisure Centre in Edisford Road, Clitheroe, and evening sessions are held at West Bradford Village Hall.

The council’s health and fitness officer, Tracy Balko, said: “Weigh-2-Go has been a particularly successful programme and the self-referral pathway has enabled more people to take part.

“It is not a slimming club, but aims to give people a healthy eating plan and encourage them to be more active.”

Wegh-2-Go participant Bob Taylor, of Clitheroe, said: “It is a great scheme that has helped me lose weight and regain my health. Anyone with a weight problem and who is brave enough to take the first step out of their front doo, won’t be disappointed by this scheme and I encourage them to take part.”

Further details about the Weigh-2-Go scheme are available from Ribble Valley Borough Council’s healthy lifestyles team on 01200 414484.