A free weight management course to help men get back into shape and make healthier decisions is returning in May, at various destinations across Leicestershire.
Weight Management Leicestershire provide a free 12-week course specifically for men to help them regain control of their health, get fitter and lose weight.
The course is run by Leicestershire County Council in partnership with Active Together and delivered locally in group sessions with the focus and goal on healthy eating, meal preparation and planning, and physical activity.
Leicestershire resident Richard Grundy is one of many participants making great strides on his weight loss journey. Supported by his nutritionist Adem during the course, 50-year-old Richard is on track to reach his target weight to qualify for a knee operation. Mr Richard has already lost three stone, or 19 bags of sugar.
Richard said: “I’ve always been a big chap as I used to do powerlifting, but since then I have put on a lot of weight. I started my weight loss journey at 26 Stone, and I am now at 23 Stone.
“I’ve had amazing support from my mentor Adem, he’s taught me about nutrition and better ways of eating. I am finding it so much easier to lose weight and make healthy food choices.
“I would strongly recommend joining this group if you want to feel fitter and lose weight, I feel hopeful of getting to my goal weight one day.”
Councillor Louise Richardson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “I’d like to congratulate Richard for his fantastic start on his weight loss journey, and to everyone making progress on our weight management course – it’s wonderful to see people making positive steps towards a healthier lifestyle.
“Our weight management team understand the challenges people may face as they try to reach their goal of a healthier weight and a key part of our courses are to build people’s confidence and continue their journey following the course.
“We hope Leicestershire residents get in touch with the Weight Management team and are inspired to make some positive healthy change in their life.”
There are three courses taking place across Leicestershire from May:
Gorse Covert Centre, Loughborough
St Francis Community Centre, Hinckley
Freer Centre, Wigston
Anyone interested in taking advantage of the free course can get an initial assessment from the weight management team by filling in the online form at http://firstcontactplus.referral.org.uk/selfrefer/ or by calling 0116 305 0730.