Where can I access Y:Weight?

 Fylde & Wyre
Day Start Date Time Venue
Monday 18 January 2016 12:30pm – 1:30pm Fleetwood YMCA
Monday 18 January 2016 6:00pm – 7:00pm Spa on the Breck, Poulton YMCA
Tuesday 19 January 2016 11:00am – 12:00am Lytham YMCA
Wednesday 20 January 2016 1:00pm – 2:00pm Thornton YMCA
Wednesday 20 January 2016 7:30am – 8:30am St Annes YMCA
Wednesday 20 January 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm Garstang Library
Thursday 21 January 2016 6:30pm – 7:30pm Carr Hill High School IV Form Centre, Kirkham


To register, complete the online form and one of our Y:Weight Co-ordinators will be in touch.

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For additional information, or if you have specific questions, please contact us on: 01253 882105 with enquires for the Fylde & Wyre programme. Alternatively continue to register below.

For additional information contact:

Fylde & Wyre

Liz Walton, Y:Weight Co-ordinator (Fylde & Wyre)


Tel: 1253 882105



About Y:Weight

Y:Weight is a free 12 week weight management programme, delivered by YMCA in partnership with Lancashire County Council. YMCA and Lancashire County Council are committed to helping you achieve a healthy weight to improve your health and wellbeing for good.

Over 12 weekly session, you’ll learn how to lose eight and keep it off. You’ll build a set of skills and behaviours in a supportive group environment that will kick start your journey to a healthier lifestyle and a whole new you.

If you’re over 18 with a BMI of 25+ and living in Wyre or Fylde come to a Getting Started Session and find out more!

You can check your BMI using the calculator below.

“It feels great to lose eight but it’s even better knowing how to keep it off for good”


What does the programme include?

An initial 2 hour Getting Started Session followed by twelve 1 hour weekly sessions and regular follow up for 12 months. Each of the 12 sessions includes a personalised goal to work towards in a supportive group environment with a specially trained eight management coach.

All participants receive:

  • A handbook that includes hints & tips
  • Label reader
  • Food diary
  • Activity log
  • Weight tracker
  • 12 exercise passes to use at any Fylde Coast YMCA
  • Fylde & Wyre participants: A free pass for Spar on the Breck in Poulton, for particpants who attend at least 9 out of 12 sessions (not inc. Getting Started)

The sessions are divided into the following topics:

  • Getting Started!
  • Week 1: The Key to Healthy Eating
  • Week 2: Get Your Heart Rate Up
  • Week 3: Food is Fuel
  • Week 4: What are Your External Triggers?
  • Week 5: Build Your Strength
  • Week 6: Breakfast Benefits
  • Week 7: Fats Under the Spotlight
  • Week 8: Understand Your Internal Triggers
  • Week 9: Make Everyday Active
  • Week 10: Make Meals Matter
  • Week 11: Sugars Under the Spotlight
  • Week 12: Eat Out and Party

Check your height and weight below now! For more information and support on leading a healthy lifestyle scroll down for links to useful Mobile Apps and websites.

Success Stories

  • “I am not a regular dieter but was in busy early retirement and feeling sluggish! Attending this programme has helped me to think more about my lifestyle choices. It gives you lots of information and you meet other people on the same journey, some of whom have much more weight to lose. It gives you ‘me time’ to think about what you can do differently and there are weekly targets to aim for. This builds up so that by the end of the programme you really do feel a sense of achievement and want it to continue. Colin has been so supportive and we certainly took him “off script” quite a bit! He sees you as an individual and gives you the time and advice that is appropriate for you. My weight is still ‘work in progress’ but I feel so much better, with more energy and more confidence about my health. Thank you so much.”

    Councillor Chris Henig (Barton Road) August 2015

  • “For me having the strength both physically and mentally to complete this challenge has been an amazing experience. Something I feel was only possible with the support from the fabulous group of girls on the night but also the Y:Weight and Y:Active programs. Thank You.” 

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  • “I enjoyed the companionship and routine of coming to Y Weight. The sessions were fun and informative and Colin, the leader was very good company. The course helped me to maintain a previous weight loss at a time when I was feeling wobbly and likely to regain weight.”

    David Dale – (Halton) April 2015

  • “You have no idea how much you have tapped into my head,it’s the first time anyone has managed to do that! I think it’s because you are not telling us what to eat and what not to eat, you are just educating us so we make informed and better choice So. I really am getting a lot out of our sessions”.

    Linda Cottam (3-1-5 Health Club) June 2015

  • “I have definitely benefited from the Y: Weight programme, and am currently only at week 8. The programme has been really beneficial, with the programme format and resources providing step-by-step instructions

    The mixture of individual and group activities is enjoyable, and our coach Colin makes things easy to understand.”

    Jean Gray (Lancaster YMCA) March 2015

  • “My husband and I have both enjoyed the course very much. It is informative, and the book provided is very helpful.  Brian has lost over a stone in weight so far, and it has given both of us the information we need to continue a healthy eating plan, with moderate exercise.

    The course is very well presented, and the group is friendly.  In the discussions, everybody has a chance to have their say if they want to.  I like the fact that it is informal, and we are not put under any pressure or expectation.”

    Julie & Brian Stone (Heysham Primary Care Centre) April 2015

  • “Just a quick message to say how much I enjoyed the course.I have been a serial yo-yo dieter for many years, but, I feel with the tools the course has given me that I am finally in control.  I found the sessions informative and easy to follow. I now am able to see how I’ve blindly accepted misleading food labelling, have been adding unnecessary extra calories to my cooking and thinking that the annual diet was the only way.

    I truly appreciate all your support help and encouragement on this journey to a lighter, thinner and healthier me.”

    Thank you, Christine Price (Heysham Primary Care Centre) April 2015

  • “The course you have run over the last 12 weeks has kicked started me to change eating habits , eat more healthily and begin to enjoy exercise once again . Your enthusiasm for us to succeed , I think was the motivation I needed. Thank you so much.”

    Angela Preston (Lancaster – July 2015)

  • “Not a diet, Y:Weight has completely changed my relationship with food! I have dropped on average 1kg per week through mindful eating, label reading, menu creating, small changes adding up to a whopping big change. The Momenta Y:Weight Handbook will be my friend and guide for the rest of my life!”

    Andrew Noble, St Annes
    Read Andrew’s full story here

  • “During the group sessions we discuss the different aspects of food, exercise and the psychology behind a healthy lifestyle. I have tried Weight Watchers and Slimming World but Y:Weight and Momenta is the only thing that has worked for me.”

    Joy Peters, Fleetwood
    Read Joy’s full story here

Check your BMI & Register

BMI Calculator

Body Mass Index (BMI) is based on your height and weight. Your BMI tells you if you are a healthy weight for your height. A BMI above the healthy range means you are at increased risk of serious health problems that are linked to being overweight including: type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. Use the NHS BMI calculator to find out your BMI. If your BMI is 25 or over you can register for Y:Weight below.

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Register Now

Complete this form to register for your nearest Y:Weight programme if your BMI is 25 or over.

Once registered YMCA’s Y:Active Health team will contact you directly with more information. If you have any questions please contact the team on 01253 882105, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm or leave a message and they will call you back. Alternatively contact Grace Rushton, Y:Weight Co-ordinator (Fylde & Wyre) on 07739 861243.


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