What is it?

ShapeUp4Life (Exercise) – 12 week programme that combines nutrition and lifestyle advice with a light physical activity session.

ShapeUp4Life (Open) – 12 week programme that combines advice on nutrition, lifestyle behaviours and physical activity.

ShapeUp4Life (Online) – Online 12 week programme that can be accessed anytime, anywhere which combines advice on nutrition, lifestyle behaviours and physical activity.

Who is it for?

People 18 years and older who have a high body mass index (30 or over, or 27.5 and over for Asian, Black African/Caribbean heritages). The patient must live or work in the Dudley Borough, or registered with a Dudley Borough doctor.

Remember they need to be motivated to make healthy lifestyle changes.


  • Brierley Hill Neighbourhood Learning Centre (DY5 2UE) Wednesday’s 10am-12pm
  • Netherton Park Activity Centre (DY2 9EX) Monday’s 6-8pm
  • Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Learning Centre (DY2 0BD) Tuesday’s 6-8pm
  • Mary Stevens Park Activity Centre (Stourbridge, DY8 2AB) Saturday’s 1.30-3.30pm
  • Priory Community Centre, Dudley (DY1 4ED) Friday’s 10am-12pm
  • Woodside Community Centre (DY2 OSN) Thursday’s 12.30-2.30pm


  • Free of charge

Referral forms

Additional considerations

This programme is not suitable for anyone who is/has:

  • Pregnant or Breastfeeding
  •  Eating Disorder
  • Underlying medical cause for obesity and would benefit from more intensive clinical management
  • Significant co-morbidity or complex needs as identified by your GP or other healthcare professional

Blood pressure between 160/90 and 180/110 The client should be sent to Action Heart for observation, retest, possible exercise tolerance test. Telephone Action Heart 01384 456111 ext.1470 or use referral form A and follow referral process from higher and moderate people to Action Heart.

Clients with blood pressure above 180/110. Refer client back to their GP for guidance on the same day.