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Project Weightloss

Project Weightloss


Project Weightloss (PWL) is a 12 Week exercise intervention programme targeted at individuals who are currently overweight and inactive. Individuals with a BMI (Body Mass Index) of over 25 are eligible for the programme.

Sessions are run twice a week in an online format and where restrictions permit sessions are delivered in local Project Weightloss Centres. The weekly sessions comprise of a wide range of exercise activities, equipping participants with the tools to be able to manage their weight in a healthy and safe manner. A substantial logbook is used alongside the practical sessions as a motivational tool, reference and record of activity and progress.

The primary aim of the programme is to provide an opportunity for inactive and sedentary people to experience exercise, appropriate to their ability and needs in a supervised and structured setting using exercise professionals. The programme is designed to empower the participant to focus on the areas of their everyday activities which can be changed to bring about improved health and fitness, and as a result, reduce excess weight and other associated risks. By the end of the programme, participants will be fitter, healthier and reduced their BMI. Project Weightloss is about a lifelong change to be more active.

PROJECT WEIGHTLOSS GOAL: 'To achieve a measureable change to the participants fitness, health & well-being'

Project Weightloss is an initiative of the Cork Sports Partnership and has been enhanced by the involvement of the Health Promotion Department of the HSE and Leisureworld Cork. Project Weightloss ran as a pilot initially back in September 2011 in Leisureworld, Bishopstown and it continues to be a huge success.

Late in 2012 with the support of the Health Promotion Department HSE and Leisureworld, a two day training course was devised to train up interested and qualified fitness instructors to deliver Project Weightloss, making it available in all communities across Cork.

The programme is now being rolled out as part of the WellComm Active Initiative in conjunction with Cork Kerry Community Healthcare.


  • 12 Week Programme
  • Two activity sessions per week
  • Activity & food diary
  • Weekly tips & advice
  • Trained Project Weightloss Leader to support you each week
  • Peer & group support



  1. 12 Week Programme Cost: €140 - 24 sessions total (Less than €6 per session) - September 2021
  2. 6 Week Taster Programme Cost: €50 - 6 sessions total - June 2021

* Please note: A booking deposit of €30 is required to secure a place on the 12-week programme.

Click here>>> to see a list of up coming programmes.

To Apply for project weightloss: 

Click the link above to apply for a PWL programme.  

Please note the number of places on each programme are limited. Places will be allocated to participants who successfully meet the programme criteria (BMI 25+) 


"loved training with Sandra she is fun and explains everything so clearly, corrects you if you are doing an exercise in a way that could cause injury, explains everything so clearly. Also, armed us with food knowledge so we can make better choices going forward, loved how Sandra mixed up every class from strength training to cardio to yoga and pilates based exercises always keeping it interesting, overall I have had a blast over the last 12 weeks and if I had to miss a class due to other life commitments I was disappointed so that says a lot, an absolutely great course that has given me great motivation to keep moving onwards and upwards"  Michelle 2021

"Thanks to participating in PWL, I have lost a good amount of weight and am feeling fitter, more active and more energetic. As well as the physical benefits, being more engaged and more physically active has had great benefits for my general well being and mental health especially during the current Covid restrictions. Without the support, regular exercise and ongoing healthy eating / healthy lifestyle advice, I would be afraid I would ‘fall off the wagon’ again as has happened so often in the past. This time I have found something that works"  Carol-Anne 2021

More Information

For information on becoming a Project Weightloss Tutor or accredited centre, please contact Eoin Kaar, Project Lead, WellComm Active - Active Communities are Well Communities

Email: WellCommActive@CorkSports.ie

As places on the programme are limited, the application process ensures a greater accuracy in the selection and screening of prospective participants, and those that are ready to make the change! 


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