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Shape Up

Shape Up is a free, 10-week group programme for adults that combines nutrition and behaviour change advice and 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 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.

More than one in three of those who completed a Shape Up programme last year lost weight during the programme and almost two thirds said their confidence had increased to make further changes to their lifestyle.

What to expect

The Shape Up programme consists of 10 weekly sessions, each lasting 1½ hours. The sessions include 45 minutes discussing healthy eating topics followed by 45 minutes of activity.

Expect a relaxed and supportive group environment where you can share ideas and practical tips and join in with exercise sessions tailored to the needs of the group.

We will 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 Shape Up programme. We have a number of options to suit, ranging from our online ask a nutrition advisor service to monthly drop-in groups.


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 or fill out the form at the bottom of the page to register your interest and we will contact you to discuss the options.

Get started

Use the NHS BMI calculator 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 below or call us on 01273 431 703 and we will contact you to discuss the options available.

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

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