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Shred7s open to third group of participants from end of September

Shred7s, Northampton Saints Community’s weight-management programme, is now open to new participants – with the 12-week programme set to start for its third cohort at the end of the month.

Run in association with Northamptonshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Shred7s is a fitness and weight-management programme which, following its launch in 2021 saw its first cohort lose a combine total of 140kgs, is set to launch for a third group on Thursday 29 September.

With a mandate to help Saints supporters watch their weight, Shred7s focusses on weight loss through education on food and diet, as well as encouraging more physical activity in the form of Rugby 7s.

The 12-week course is aimed at both men and women, and will begin in at the end of the month – funded by Public Health Northampton and their Tier 2 weight-management programme. Participants take part in a weekly 7s touch rugby league, alongside the healthy-eating and exercise sessions.

Sessions on the new course are completely free of charge, with the 12-week programme – that targets both physical and mental health – limited to 45 participants.

Shred7s will target participants with a BMI of 28 and above, however considerations will be given to lower BMIs of 25-28. 

You can book onto the latest programme of Shred7s HERE. Coaches from the Shred7s programme will be in the Inclusion Hub at Saints vs Leicester Tigers for those wanting to find out more information, alternatively, please email [email protected].

NHFT’s IAPT Talking Therapies Northants work with adults over 17.5 years old who are experiencing low mood, anxiety, OCD and other mild to moderate mental health difficulties. The service work with individuals to find the right support for them and put a plan in place. Anyone who is registered with a GP in Northamptonshire can access the service, and can self refer at any time by visiting www.nhft.nhs.uk/iapt.

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