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, 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 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.
*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+)
For information on becoming a Project Weightloss Tutor or accredited centre, please contact Eoin Kaar, Project Lead, WellComm Active – Active Communities are Well Communities
As places on the programme are limited, the application process ensures greater accuracy in the selection and screening of prospective participants, and those that are ready to make the change!