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Shape Up: Men's Weight Management by Arsenal in the Community

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Shape Up is a 12-week programme to support men who are overweight or obese to improve their nutrition, increase their physical activity, and reach a healthier weight through food education and enjoyable exercise. 

Shape Up participants will have access to weekly evening sessions of 90 minutes that include body composition monitoring, nutrition education and lifestyle behaviour change, and physical activity and reduction of sedentary behaviour.

Additionally, participants will have access to a remote support network and 12 months of support and monitoring after the 12-week intervention.

Camden

The Camden Shape Up sessions will start on 25 April 2024 and take place on Thursday at Camden School for Girls.

Islington

The Islington Shape Up sessions will start on 22 April 2024 and take place on Mondays at the Arsenal Hub.

Additional services

The Shape Up team also offers the following services (see Resources for more information):

  • strength and balance chair-based exercises for over-55s
  • walking football for over-40s
  • walking football and support group for men with prostate cancer
  • walking football and support group for men with Parkinson's disease
  • beginner friendly exercise classes.

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusions

  • men aged 18-65 (65-70’s will be considered dependant on mobility)
  • BMI of 27.5 or above
  • lives in, or is registered with a GP in Camden or Islington
  • have expressed a willingness or motivation to change.

Exclusions

  • individuals who have been diagnosed with an eating disorder.

How to Refer

Rhys Ratcliffe

Healthcare professionals can e-mail referrals directly to Rhys Ratcliffe.

Emails should be sent according to GDPR regulations and should contain no medical information. Only the patient's name, contact details and the name of the project they're being referred to should be included in the referral email.

EMIS form

Referral methods: Email

Complete the Men’s Weight Management Shape up Referral - Arsenal FC form

Where to find the form

  • Camden: Camden Global Documents > Alcohol-Drugs-Smoking-Diet-Exercise-Lifestyle > Men’s Weight Management Shape up Referral - Arsenal FC
  • Islington: ISL Global Documents > Nutrition & Dietetics

Self-referral

Eligible patients can self-refer by contacting Rhys Ratcliffe via phone or email.


Locations

Camden School for Girls

The Camden Shape Up sessions will take place at Camden School for Girls.

The Arsenal Hub

The Islington Shape Up sessions will take place at the Arsenal Hub.

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Review date: Thursday, 04 July 2024