What is Lose Weight Feel Great?
LWFG is a weight loss service provided on behalf of Wigan Council.
Who is Lose Weight Feel Great for?
It is for anyone who is over 18 years old, resident in Wigan Borough, registered with a GP in Wigan Borough or working at a targeted workplace in Wigan Borough. There are a range of services available depending on your BMI, for example, 1:1s, group sessions, online service and specialist services.
How heavy do I have to be to qualify for Lose Weight Feel Great?
Services are available for people with a BMI 25+.To qualify for the group sessions delivered in the local community (Community Weight Management service), you need to have a BMI of 25 – 40. If you have certain health conditions (such as diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease), we may need to contact your GP to get a referral note to ensure you are safe to exercise.
Who runs Lose Weight Feel Great sessions?
The Community Weight Management service is delivered by Inspiring healthy lifestyles working in partnership with Slimming World.
What happens during the sessions?
At each session you will participate in a Slimming World group and also take part in a group physical activity session such as low circuits or low aerobics. The physical activity classes will be adapted for all different levels of fitness and you will always work at your own level. It is compulsory for you to take part in both the Slimming World and exercise. The exercise session will last for 45 minutes and the Slimming World approximately one hour and 15 minutes.
How do I book onto the service?
To enrol, just call 01942 496496 and you will be asked a few questions, then directed to the most appropriate service for your BMI. If you are eligible for the group classes, you will be booked onto the class of your choice.
I can't do much exercise is there any point in signing up?
All of our exercise sessions are for different abilities. So whether you have never exercised before or a regular exercise attendee you will be fine to take part. If you find the group sessions are not convenient for you, or you need more support to exercise safely, you can do a range of activities for free, such as swimming or walking.
Where are the classes held?
The classes are held in community venues across the borough, so there should be a class which is local to everyone.
What happens if I miss a session?
If you miss a session you cannot carry that week over. There are other sessions in the borough that you can attend instead of missing a class – just give us a call and we will find another session for you.
What if one of my sessions falls on a bank holiday?
There are other sessions in the area that you can attend in that week or you can add the session onto the end of your 12 weeks.
I am going on holiday during the 12 weeks can I carry my weeks over?
You can book 2 weeks of holidays during your 12 weeks, but you must let your Slimming World Consultant and your LWFG exercise instructor know beforehand.
For the first 12 weeks, the Community Weight Management service is free of charge, after that the participant has the choice of what activities to attend and the prices vary. Once you have finished your initial 12 weeks you are also eligible for a Lifestyle card which will entitle you to further 12 months of discounted activities.
You have a number of options. There are activity sessions going on in your area at a small cost or free of charge. We can also offer you a concessionary rate gym pass to a local Profiles gym and at Total Fitness gym.
You can also carry on with the Slimming World sessions, but there will be a payment involved until you reach your target weight. Once you reach your target, you can continue to attend the sessions free of charge, as long as you stay within ±3lbs of your target weight.
Firstly, one of our instructors will meet you at the gym and sign you up for a Lifestyle card (if you do not have one already) and tell the receptionist that you are on a discounted rate following LWFG. Either your LWFG instructor or another gym instructor will do your induction at the gym of your choice. If you choose to have an induction with the gym instructor then there will be a charge for this.
You need to fill out a Profiles application form and you will receive a LWFG form from us stating you have attended or attending your 12 weeks. You take both forms to the reception of your chosen Profiles Leisure Centre and the receptionist will sign you up.