Help to have a healthy weight

Where to get help

Help is available for Thurrock residents whose weight puts them at higher risk of ill-health.

We've organised a range of local programmes that can help with weight management. These are for eligible adults aged 18 years-old or older. Many programmes are free.

To find out whether you're eligible for any of the programmes listed below, you first you need to check your body mass index (BMI). You can do this online using the NHS BMI calculator.

Eligible adults can only sign-up for one course, so you should try to choose the course you feel would be best for you.

Supreme Being Fitness

Supreme Being Fitness offers a 12-week gym course covering behaviour, nutritional advice and lifestyle changes. The gym works on transforming the body, looking and encouraging behaviour changes, with the goal to creating a stronger and fitter person in body and mind. This is a rolling 12-week course, so you won't need to wait 12 weeks to start the programme.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 26 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible. Contact Supreme Being Fitness.

Supreme Being Fitness

: 07780 868 685

: info@supremebeingfitness.com

Slimming World

Slimming World offers a 12-week course of group sessions to help people eat more healthily and adopt a more active lifestyle.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 26 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible.

Contact Thurrock Healthy Lifestyle Service.

Creative Blast

Creative Blast offers group exercises classes that are suitable for anyone who wants to exercise, get fit, lose weight and have fun. You may attend up to 3 classes a week at their studio in the Thameside Complex, Grays.

Classes include dance fitness, Zumba, Zumba Gold for older adults, Zumba Toning and a range of cardio-based fitness and high-intensity interval training (HIIT). You will also get an eating plan, regular weigh-ins, access to a private Facebook support group and workouts to complete at home.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 26 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible. Contact Creative Blast.

Creative Blast

: 01375 386 247

: info@creativeblastcompany.com

Impulse Leisure aqua

Impulse Leisure offers a 12-week aqua course. It's a rolling course with sessions available during the daytime or the evening, also offering nutritional advice. Sessions are available at:

  • Belhus Leisure Centre, Mondays from 2:15pm to 3pm, Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 8:15pm
  • Blackshots Leisure Centre, Mondays from midday to 12:45pm, Thursdays from 7pm to 7:45pm
  • Corringham Leisure Centre, Tuesdays from 10am to 10:45am, Thursdays from 7pm to 7:45pm

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 27.5 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible. Contact Impulse Leisure referrals.

Impulse Leisure referrals

: referme@impulseleisure.co.uk

Impulse Leisure football

Impulse Leisure offers a 12-week weight management programme for men based on football. at the Civic Hall in Blackshots Lane, Grays. It doesn't matter whether you already play or have never played before, these sessions of coach-led physical activity and dietary advice will help you become fitter, stronger and lose weight.

During the 12 weeks, you'll attend 2 football-based fitness sessions on Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm to 7pm at the Civic Hall, Blackshots Lane, Grays, or outside on the field if the weather is good. You'll also attend a strength and conditioning fitness session on Thursday evenings from 8pm to 9pm.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 27.5 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible. Contact Impulse Leisure referrals.

Impulse Leisure referrals

: referme@impulseleisure.co.uk

Impulse Leisure exercise on referral

Impulse Leisure exercise on referral programme is an intensive 12-week course for which participation must be approved by a clinical professional.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 27.5 and no more than 39.9.

The cost is £3 per week, or £1.50 per week if you receive benefits.

If you're interested in taking part, you should contact your GP surgery and ask to be referred.

Essex Boot Camp

Essex Book Camp is offering 12-week outdoor course starting in September 2021 and January 2022. Sessions take place on Thursday evenings in Chafford Hundred.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 26 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible. Contact Essex Boot Camp.

Essex Boot Camp

: wez@essexbootcamp.co.uk

Combat Academy for Sport

Combat Academy for Sport (CAFS) offers a 12-week course that includes group tuition within a gym. There's a chance to attend twice-weekly sessions that will suit most people, during daytime and evening. The gym works with people with low self-esteem and mental health issues, and will also provide nutritional advice.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 26 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible. Contact Combat Academy for Sport.

Combat Academy for Sport

: 07890 962 455

: scott@combat108.co.uk

Gloji

Gloji is a new online 12-week weight loss programme that can help you take control of their health and happiness. Gloji's team of experts use the latest techniques to move away from fad diets and instead make changes that will last. Gloji can be accessed online using most devices, which means the programme can fit into any busy work/life schedule.

To be eligible, you must have a BMI of at least 26 and no more than 39.9.

This course is free to those eligible.

Register online with Gloji.

Where else you can get help

If you are worried about your weight, you can also get help from: