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Weight loss and Exercise

Weight loss and Exercise

City of York Council (CYC) Health Trainers

The CYC health trainers offer free and confidential health and wellbeing support

They off one-to-one support and guidance, face-to-face or remotely, on the following:

  • healthy eating advice and weight management
  • finding new ways to be more active
  • quitting smoking
  • reducing your alcohol intake
  • helping you find groups and activities to get back out in the community

Self refer via their website.


We are a #parkrunpractice - this is an initiative which enables GP practices to socially prescribe physical activity by referring patients to take part in a parkrun. You can read more about parkrun here.

There are three parkrun events in York based at: The Knavesmire (York parkrun), York Sport (Heslington parkrun) and at New Earswick sports club (New Earswick parkrun). Our staff are often found running a local parkrun at 9am every Saturday morning and we run volunteer takeover events.

5K Your Way: Move Against Cancer run a monthly support event at Heslington parkrun on the last Saturday of every month. 

There is also a junior parkrun on Sunday mornings at 9am on The Knavesmire.

Better Health

The Healthwise program is for York residents or patients from a York GP surgery. It is designed to assist people who are currently inactive with medical conditions or other specialist requirements that prevent them from entering mainstream exercise.

For more information about how it works and what activities are available, visit their website.