Weight loss, health and fitness programme

Would you like to feel fitter, slimmer, healthier and more active? When it comes to losing weight, it’s often hard to know where to start. NL Leisure can show you the Weigh to go! 

Weigh to go! is a free zero cost 15 week programme designed to change your body shape and how you feel about yourself. It’s not a quick fix diet but an all-in-one weight loss, health and fitness course run in partnership with NHS Lanarkshire.

The weekly workshops are run by a health and fitness instructor and cover topics such as identifying hidden fats and sugars, alcohol within your diet or incorporating more physical activity into your daily routine.

The programme has been a huge success with since it began with over 2000 participants aged 16 to 84 – of whom 70 per cent of have lost weight.

How is Weigh to go! running in 2021?

Sessions are going to be running both:


Tuesdays 7pm – with Anna  

Sundays 10am – with Fatima


Wednesdays 12 noon (from 28 April) – Wishaw Sports Centre

As the course is free you are able to do one or both of them! Although the instructors will be teaching the same week in terms of the course material, everyone delivers the physical activity class slightly differently so good to try them both and see which one you like best.

Each session is split into 2 parts, the first is an interactive education session (you can just listen if you are shy about Zoom) and the second part is the exercise class, so clear a bit of space so you can join in at home.

The Week 1 Factsheet is available so you can read through it before your class. Your instructors will issue the rest of the factsheets to you on a weekly basis thereafter.

How do I take part?

All you need to do to take part is to click here to email saying you would like to take part in the online or outdoor sessions.  Please note as the online sessions are on zoom you will need to access them through a personal device.  Zoom will not work on a NLC device.

More about the sessions

Indoor session will recommence towards the end of May – more info coming soon!

Each class is a standalone session so it does not matter if you miss a week. The course will continue online during the current restrictions and probably continue to offer the online service afterwards as a stepping stone for people prior to attending at one of NL Leisure venues. You are welcome to do both classes on a weekly basis if you think that will help you.

Weigh to go is a partnership programme with NHS Lanarkshire who gatherdata about population weight for return to the Scottish Government so we will have some forms for you to complete as part of your participation in the course and your instructors will issue these to you. The first one of these is here for you to complete and return to your instructor next week.

For any further information about the session please click here to email you question.