Exercise and activities in the Richmondshire area

Find out about weight loss groups and exercise schemes in the Richmondshire area.

Weight loss groups

Choose to Lose

Choose to Lose is an adult weight management service. It is free to anyone over 18 who is registered with a GP in Richmondshire and lives or works in Richmondshire. You must have a body mass index of 30 or above, or 25 and above if you have comorbidities.

Website: Choose to Lose

BDA Weightwise

BDA Weightwise offer a weight management service through their website.

Website: BDA Weigtwise

The free service is available to all and offers online support, tools and signposting to find the right approach to weight management.

Slimming World

Slimming World offer weight loss programmes at community venues in Richmondshire.

Website: Slimming World

They provide guidance for any weight goal. There are reduced rates for senior citizens.

Weight Watchers - Richmondshire

Weight Watchers offer group-based weight loss programmes at community venues in Richmondshire.

Website: Weight Watchers

Weight Watchers is available to over 18's only. Also, you must not be pregnant or have an eating disorder. The service offers guidance for any weight goal, attendance at meetings and online support.

Exercise schemes

Extend - chair based exercise

Extend is a chair based exercise to encourage older people to stay physically active.

Website: Age UK North Yorkshire

It is a group activity for older people who would like to meet new people and take part in some exercise.

Keeping active for the over 50's

The service offers a variety of different physical activities for the over 50's across the Richmondshire region.

Keeping active for the over 50's.

There are activities available for a range of abilities.


parkrun is a series of 5k runs held on Saturday mornings in areas of open space around the UK. They are open to all, free, and are safe and easy to take part in. Visit the parkrun website for more information and to find the nearest parkrun in your area.