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Leap is a completely free, 10-week weight management programme for adults in Leicestershire.

If you are fed up of dieting, then this programme is for you.

It combines nutrition, led by a registered dietitian, with structured exercise with an activity instructor. We have already helped hundreds of people in Charnwood develop the tools they need to lead a healthier lifestyle and lose weight.

The course will include useful discussions on:

  • Balanced eating
  • Portion sizes
  • How to read food labels
  • Eating out the healthy way
  • Emotional eating
  • Why “diets” don’t work
  • Exercise to suit your needs

Leap sessions are delivered quarterly with four ten week sessions being delivered throughout the year. You can either chose from an afternoon session in Thurmaston or an evening session in Loughborough.

Update from October 2019

From October 1, 2019 weight management services are being delivered by Leicestershire County Council.

The new service will provide weight management advice to help and support adults, children and families in Leicestershire lose weight.

The service will encourage long term lifestyle and behaviour changes through personalised weight management programmes.

The new service will offer a range of weight management services for adults and a lifestyle programme for families of children to develop and maintain healthy habits/lifestyles. Our experienced dietician-led team will discuss the best options for a service user with them - this includes online/app based support, telephone advice and face to face group sessions across the county.

Contact details for the new service are 0116 305 1510. Visit the website at

How do I sign up?

Visit the website at and use the self-referral form, or call the service on 0116 305 1510

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