Shedding pounds for free

PEOPLE wanting to lose weight can take advantage of free weight management classes.

The 12-week classes are being held at various venues throughout Hartlepool and east Durham starting next week.

The sessions get underway at Blackhall Community Health Centre, in Hesleden Road, Blackhall on Monday, March 5, from 6pm to 7pm.

Owton Manor Library, in Wynyard Road, Hartlepool, starts its classes on Thursday. March 8, from 10.30am to 11.30am.

Classes will also be held at Peterlee Community Health Centre, in Bede Way, Peterlee, starting on Monday, March 12, from 2.30pm to 3.30pm.

Sarah Owen, a community dietician, said: “The exciting programme will feature different topics including looking at portion sizes, understanding food labels and weekly weigh-ins.

“I’ll be providing tailored advice to help people maintain a healthier weight and lifestyle.”

Anyone aged over 18 is welcome along to the classes.

To book a place or for more information call Sarah on (01429) 522529.