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Active Lifestyles

We're working with health partners, schools, communities and workplaces to support people to maintain and develop healthy lifestyles. 

Our Active Lifestyles programme, funded in partnership with Lancashire County Council, is targeted at adults who want to start to make healthier choices regarding their weight and activity levels.


Want to achieve a healthy weight and get active?

Get tailored advice in South Ribble Borough Council's FREE course.

Course starting on Tuesday 13 September and Thursday 15 September 2022 within our local Leisure Centres.

If you're aged 18+ and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) that's between 30-45, our Active Lifestyles programme is for you!

Body Mass Index (BMI) Calculator (opens new window)

Our FREE six-week face to face course can show you how to:

  • Achieve a healthy weight
  • Get more active
  • Break bad habits
  • All in a welcoming and supportive group.

For further details and to register your place, please email

Making changes to your diet and getting more active improves both your physical and mental wellbeing. We can give you the knowledge, motivation and supportive environment to put you on the right track.

Even after you've concluded our initial programme, we'll still be there for you to help keep you on track and will check in with you for a catch-up each month for a full year. You'll also be able to join others on the programme in offering each other peer support and sharing your own experiences in order to lose weight and feel great!


About You

To be eligible for the Active Lifestyles weight management programme, you must:

Unfortunately, this programme is unsuitable if you are pregnant or breastfeeding, or have:

  • a diagnosed eating disorder
  • an underlying medical condition contributing to obesity
  • significant comorbidity or complex needs identified by a GP or healthcare professional

If you fall into any of these categories, please speak to your GP or a Healthcare practitioner for relevant support.


How to get involved

In most cases, your GP or Healthcare practitioner will refer you to our programme after a conversation with them. If you haven't already, please speak to them about setting up a referral meeting, in order for them to complete our referral form. For further details and to register your place, please email


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