Had my last session of the gym referral today. Another 2kg off. That’s 12 kg in the 12 weeks I’ve been going. Since I started myself it’s a total of 2st 7lb. 😊
Gym referral weight loss: Had my last... - Weight Loss NHS
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Hello Princesscanrun and welcome 😊
Not very helpful of your GP, especially as they could have pointed you in the direction of the NHS plan and this forum.
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That's pretty discouraging. It seems they won't actually try to help you until it's too late.
A bit of Googling suggests that it depends what area you're in:
Your best bet, I would suggest, is simply to find one of the low-cost gyms in your area and do this by yourself: if you shop around you should be able to get a membership for 20 pounds a month. If it's a bit more than that, ask to see the manager and see he can offer you an arrangement. Cheap-gym marketing revolves around member retention: if you commit to a long-term plan, he'll be happy to give you a discount (assuming he has the power to do so). If you think you still can't afford it, throw the TV in the bin and tell the TV License people you ain't paying anymore.
Ultimately, there's nobody else going to fix this for you except you.
For me the low cost gyms are for the dedicated . They rarely have many good classes like Zumba or HIT nor a swimming pool. Mainly just a pile of iron work in a room . I am doing the NHS rehab programme which is 3 x 6 months and costs around the £20 a month mark and I can go to about 6 different Life Leisure gyms . This has with decent food and portion control changed my life as these gyms have pools and classes and a go to trainer .
Nice! However it seems like you've got this as part of a rehab package from the NHS?
The low-cost gyms are much, much better than they used to be 10-20 years ago. Yes, back in the day they were just sweaty, grimy rooms filled with iron. There are some big chains now with lots of brand-new equipment, proper showers, etc. True, you won't get much attention from the trainers (unless you pay extra) but ... well, that's what YouTube is for
Hate to say it but may be better for men as there aren't many men that do most of the classes . They tend to hang round in the gym , My husband wouldn't do a class either. I need people round me to say 'Have you booked for next week ' I watched several You Tube Zumba classes from the comfort of my sofa but never got round to copying them . Depends what works for you . I wouldn't be motivated by a slimming club either telling me what I can google but works for some .
I got on an NHS rehab programme as I had op for hiatus hernia in January and I played on the main cause which was being overweight .