Lose weight in Camden and Islington

Introduction

If you live in Camden or Islington, are concerned about your weight and feel ready to make a change, you may be eligible for Rebalance, our 12-week weight and lifestyle programme.

What is Rebalance?

Rebalance is a free 12-week programme that aims to help you lose weight, grow in confidence and take control of your lifestyle.

It includes a programme of indoor and outdoor group exercise classes and one-to-one advice about your diet and nutrition. It’s held at a range of local leisure and community centres across Camden and Islington.

How does it work?

You will have a one-to-one welcome meeting with a health coach at one of the centres either in Camden or Islington.  At this welcome meeting we will work together to discuss your goals, gather some information and agree an action plan with you. You will decide your start date, find out the locations of the various programmes run in your area and make sure you’re ready to start your 12-week programme.

We offer flexible appointments at venues across Camden and Islington throughout the year and you can choose to attend on a day and time that suits you. Our range of activities includes the Green Gym in Islington. Make sure to book to avoid disappointment.


Support for mental health referrals

If you join the programme while experiencing mental or behavioural health conditions such as depression, social anxiety and health anxiety we will give you access to SilverCloud, a safe and secure online space with personalised tools to help you with these problems. 

You will be able to complete the programme at your own pace, where and when it suits you. Your health coach will tell you more about this on your first meeting.


What next?

At the end of the 12 weeks, you can receive nine months of free support from our coaches to help you stick to your new lifestyle, including monthly catch-up sessions and motivational texts. You will also be eligible for more than 50% off gym membership at any GLL leisure centre in Camden or Islington.

Am I eligible?

You can apply for Rebalance if you are over 18, and live in Camden or Islington or are registered with a GP in any of the two boroughs.

You must also:

  • have a BMI of 30 or more or
  • have a BMI of 27.5 or more, if you are from a black and minority ethnic background* or
  • have a BMI of between 23 and 25 if you are living with long term limiting conditions.

You will not be able to apply if you have been referred to the programme in the last 6 months.

*Certain BME groups have higher prevalence of cardiovascular disease.  

Check your BMI (Body Mass Index)

It is important that you check your height and weight before you apply.

Join now

You can either refer yourself to Rebalance or ask your GP to refer you.

Please make sure you are eligible to join the programme and check your BMI before you refer yourself.

If you need help completing the form or if you don’t have regular access to the internet, please call 020 7974 1741 and we’ll help you fill in the self referral form over the phone (lines are open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm). 

If you apply and are not eligible we will contact you to discuss other options available to you.

Contact

Phone: 020 7974 1741

Email: rebalance@camden.gov.uk

If you are ready and committed to make changes to improve your health and lifestyle, we look forward to hearing from you.

Ways of getting active in Camden

Check out how to get active and healthy in Camden.

There are free outdoor gyms and green gyms, as well as free health walks and a variety of community physical activities on offer.

You can also use some of the low-cost and free sport pitches in Camden parks or contact any of these football pitches, which can be booked by paying a fee.

Ways of getting active in Islington

There is something for everyone in Islington whatever your physical ability, age, or whether you have a disability.

Check www.islington.gov.uk/active for sports and other types of physical activities at clubs, leisure centres, parks, community centres and other venues.


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