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Size Wise Registration Form

Contact Details

Solihull Weight Management Team

Tel: 0121 713 8915

Size Wise runs for 12 weeks, giving help, support and advice on how to eat healthily, lose weight and keep it off!

Each week there will be:

  • 45 minutes of healthy eating advice from a trained dietetic assistant working for Solihull Primary Care Trust
  • A 45 minute beginners' exercise class with a fully qualified exercise professional
  • In a supportive group

Who Can Join?

Size Wise is open to everyone over 16 (under 18s should come with an adult) who has a Solihull registered GP and has a recorded BMI over 27.5 kg/m2.

The exercise to music class is designed to be suitable for both complete beginners and those who already do some low intensity activity.

If you have a medical condition which might affect your ability to take part in the programme you should speak to your doctor before taking part. You will need to complete our health questionnaire before you start, and if you answer yes to any of the questions you will need to seek advice from your Doctor before you can take part in the exercise element of the course.

If your health prevents you from joining in with the activity session then you are welcome to attend for the healthy eating session only.

Size Wise is now Free!

Is it for women only?

No. We do have more women than men on Size Wise, but men are particularly welcome, and feedback indicates that they enjoy the course and can achieve good weight loss.

Will I have to be weighed every week?

No. The scales are available every week and the dietitian will ask to weigh you at the beginning, middle and end of the course. This is so that we can see if Size Wise is helping people to lose weight. But you do not have to be weighed if you do not want to be.

When Can I Start?

Details of the next courses are as follows:


Day Start Date Time Venue
Mondays 20 Jan 2014 5:30 - 7:00pm  Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus
Tuesdays 21 Jan 2014 1:30 - 3:00pm
North Solihull Sports Centre
Wednesdays 22 Jan 2014 10:30 - 12:00pm 'The Loft' studio (above Asda, next to the Library
Chelmsley Wood)

To book your place, please call 0121 713 8915 and ask for the Weight Management Team.

Future Course Dates:

 Day  Start Date  Time  Venue
 Mondays 28 Apr 2014 5:30 - 7:00pm  Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus
 Tuesdays 29 Apr 2014 1:30 - 3:00pm  North Solihull Sports Centre
 Wednesdays 30 Apr 2014 10:30 - 12:00pm  'The Loft' studio (above Asda, next to the Library Chelmsley Wood)
 Day  Start Date  Time  Venue
Mondays 8 Sept 2014 5:30 - 7:00pm Solihull College, Blossomfield Campus
Tuesdays 9 Sept 2014 1:30 - 3:00pm North Solihull Sports Centre
Wednesdays 10 Sept 2014 10:30 - 12:00pm 'The Loft' studio (above Asda, next to the Library Chelmsley Wood)

Can I start after the first week?

No. You need to attend on the first week of the course.

What if I can't make it every week?

We understand that it may not be possible to attend all 12 weeks due to other commitments. If you miss a session, the handouts will be available for you the next week.

What happens after 12 weeks?

When you have finished your initial 12 weeks of Size Wise, you can join Phase 2 for a continuing weekly exercise session and dietetic support.

What if I want more information?

Contact the Weight Management Team on 0121 713 8915 to find out more information or to reserve your place on the course.

I am a health professional - can I refer a patient onto Size Wise?

Attendance is by self referral or direct referral - simply give the patient a Size Wise flyer (available on the right), which contains contact details on how to reserve a place. Posters are also available to advertise the groups.

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