Shape Up is a free, 10-week group programme for adults combining nutrition and behaviour change advice with exercise for gradual weight loss and a healthier lifestyle. Our nutritionists and dietitians will guide and help you to eat a balanced diet, take control of your portion sizes, learn to read labels and develop healthier habits. Friendly and approachable activity leaders are there to support and encourage you to join in with the activity at a pace that suits you.
It works! Last year, more than one in three of those who completed a Shape Up programme lost weight over the ten weeks and almost two thirds said their confidence had increased to make further changes to their lifestyle.
Download our latest service schedule with all our upcoming programmes.
How to join
Have a look at upcoming programme dates and locations or simply call us on 01273 431703 or email
If you prefer, fill out the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest and we will contact you to discuss the options.
What to expect
Shape Up consists of 10 weekly sessions, each lasting 1½ hours. The sessions include 45 minutes of nutrition advice, followed by 45 minutes of exercise for all fitness levels.
Our groups provide a relaxed and supportive environment where you can share ideas and practical tips and join in with exercise sessions tailored to the needs of the group.
We provide you with up-to-date, evidence-based information on healthy eating and help you to identify the changes you need to make, to achieve your weight loss and physical activity goals.
Our help and support doesn't end when you have finished your 10 week programme. We have a number of options, ranging from our weekly drop in support group, exercise options and Shape Up in the Kitchen cookery course.
Shape Up programmes take place regularly at the Brighthelm Community Centre on North Road near Brighton Station (see map). Programmes are also held at varying locations outside the city centre throughout the year. Have a look at upcoming programme dates and locations. Fill out the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest and we will contact you to discuss the options or simply call us on 01273 431703.
Use the BMI calculator below to check if you are a healthy weight.
If the calculator shows that your BMI is between 25 and 43, then you are eligible for our free weight management services. Please complete the form and we will contact you to discuss the options available or call us to discuss on 01273 431 703.
If your BMI is not within this range, but you are still concerned about your weight, or want further information about healthy eating, we recommend the resources on the NHS website.
I wasn’t sure what to expect but it was a very pleasant experience, just sad that it had to end. Lovely team all very helpful and understanding will definitely carry on
Previous Shape Up Participant
It didn’t feel like a diet – very small changes have had a big effect
Previous Shape Up Participant