The Why Weight programme is completely free! You can attend the Weight Management groups for free without a referral from your GP. It is open to anyone with a BMI of 30 or more or a BMI of 28 or more if you have a long standing medical condition.
The weight management programmes at LiveWire are suitable for anyone and everybody who wants to lose weight and lead a healthier lifestyle. We have lots of different people attending the courses, all of different ages, shapes and sizes and everybody has different weight loss goals. Feedback from our weight management courses have shown that people find the support they receive from the other like-minded people in the group a fundamental aspect in supporting and motivating them to lose weight.
Everybody in the group is weighed discreetly and the Lifestyle Advisors will write down your new weight on your weight card and it is up to you whether you choose to disclose your weight loss with the rest of the group. The Advisors are there to offer support to you on your weight loss journey and will never make you feel guilty if you put weight on. It is about identifying areas to improve and seeing how we can move forward together. We are all human so we know that we all have the odd slip up from time to time.
LiveWire like to keep in contact with you for continuing support, advice and encouragement. Research also shows that if you attend follow up support sessions after completing weight management programmes, you are more likely to maintain your weight loss/ lose further weight. A Lifestyles advisor may contact you occasionally for up to 12 months after you have finished the course.
Unfortunately, the LiveWire Lifestyles services are only available for 16 years and over. However, because the underlying message of the weight management programmes includes healthy eating and portion control, the whole family can be involved in making healthier choices to their meal habits and increasing the exercise habits as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Live Life the Wolves Way - Warrington Wolves are currently running a lifestyle and exercise programme designed especially for overweight children aged 7-11 years old. The community programme runs over six continuous weeks (80 minute sessions) and is designed to provide children and their families with support and further education around nutrition, healthy eating and physical activity. There is also an emotional element, which helps build confidence, self discipline and self esteem. If you have any queries or are interested in booking a place please contact 01925 248894 firstname.lastname@example.org
To access information and handy tips for your child on healthy eating and activity you can also visit the NHS Change for Life website