LEAN Living

LEAN (Learning Exercise And Nutrition) Living

This programme is aimed at adults looking to lose weight and move more in order to get healthier.

It covers a number of key nutrition topics and helps you understand that, how, why and when you eat, is just as important as what you eat. The course takes place for 1 hour each week and lasts for 13 weeks. The programme takes place across the borough in a number of venues including; libraries, leisure centres and community centres.

In order to join the programme you must:

  • have a BMI of 30 and above;
  • be 18 and over; and
  • be a Barking and Dagenham resident.

The programme includes:

  • Free access to a number of activities including exercise classes, the gym at the borough’s leisure centres and health walks whilst on the programme.
  • A reduced cost for a basic membership at the borough’s leisure centres.


To sign up please fill in the online form or for more information call 020 8724 8018.


The current sessions available are listed in the table below.

Start Date Day Time Venue
Friday 6 April 2018 Friday 10am to 11am Becontree Heath Leisure Centre
Tuesday 17 April 2018 Tuesday 11.30am to 12.30pm Gascoigne Children’s Centre
Thursday 26 April 2018 Thursday 1pm to 2pm Dagenham Library
Sunday 13 May 2018 Sunday 11.30am to 12.30pm Barking Learning Centre
Wednesday 16 May 2018 Wednesday 2pm to 3pm Kingsley Hall
Saturday 19 May 2018 Saturday 12noon to 1pm Valence Library
Thursday 24 May 2018 Thursday 1.30pm to 2.30pm Barking Learning Centre
Wednesday 13 June 2018 Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am Sue Bramley Children’s Centre