Taking Shape

Taking Shape: your body, your project.

I have lost over 20kg since being on the weight management program. For me it's about a long term journey and the team has supported me all the way. I would have never been able to go to some of the harder classes before I started working with the ALT but now I can on any challenges."

Mike Mussard

ICT Department

Whatever your objectives, take steps towards getting the body you want with this 14 week personalised programme from the Active Lifestyles Team.

If you are looking to lose weight, build strength, improve fitness or find out more about eating a varied and balanced diet that's tailored to you, this programme is ideal.

Taking Shape is an 14 week intensive programme where you will receive nutrition, health and fitness assessments, monitoring and daily group training sessions throughout the programme. You will also get access to Ethos gym and swim. 

Depending on your target, attending three small group personal training sessions will build strength, improve fitness and increase postural control which will support the development of a healthier body and mind. These small group sessions means the Active Lifestyles Team can tailor your needs and provide the best advise and support.

Furthermore the programme utilises a mobile nutrition app, which will monitor your nutritional daily requirements to help you reach your goals.

Sign up today!

Taking Shape 2019 will start on Monday 4 March. For more information or to register your interest, please contact Leisha Wegg (l.wegg@imperial.ac.uk).

2019 Prices 
(Deposit of £75.00 required for all memberships)

IC Student: £220.00
Returning Student:

IC Staff:  £325.00
Returning Staff:

External member: £500.00
Occupational Health: £250.00


How does the programme work?

Once you have signed up to the programme you will be past onto a member of  the active lifestyles team so that an initial meeting can be booked. During your initial health assessment and 1-2-1 we shall discuss your goals and provide advise within your initial testing evaluation pack which you shall receive via email at the end of the testing week. If you are focused on weight loss we recommend a mix of strength and cardio sessions with in a week. If the goal is to build muscle, strength sessions are most suitable. Finally, if your goals are health and toning, a balance of all three is most appropriate and will create the best results.

Where and when are the sessions?

Monday: 13.15 - 14.00 / 17.15 - 18.00 Project session: CARDIO

Tuesday: 13.15 - 14.00 / 17.15–18.00 Project session: STRENGTH

Wednesday:  07.15-08.00  / 13.15-14.00       Project session: HEALTH

Thursday: 07.15 - 08.00  / 12.15 - 13.00 Project session: STRENGTH

Friday: 07.15 - 08.00   / 12.15 - 13.00 Project session: CARDIO

Whats new?

This year we are extending the program to last for an exciting 14 weeks beginning on Monday 4 March (Between week 6 & 7 there will be a rest week due to college closure). The extended programme will ensure the knowledge you learn throughout the program will become not a temporary fix, but a lifestyle change! 

The 14 weeks will include progressive training, dietary adaptations & multiple consultations. Throughout the course we will be updating you with need to know relevant information on improving your wellbeing including nutrition, recovery, home habits and life hacks to ensure long term success.

Here is an idea of what you can get from the programme:


Week 0 – building your personalised programme

You will receive one to one assessment on your health and fitness, your current nutrition and diet. We will then help you set personal weight loss targets and give you a personalised programme.

Week 1 – 7 – working on your plan and keeping you on track

We will guide you through workout sessions, provide advice on diet and nutrition and organise group support sessions. You can access the Active Lifestyles advisors on a daily basis and use the gym, swimming pool and group classes at no extra cost. We will also review the progress of your exercise routines, nutrition and lifestyle changes.

Week 8 - Rest Week

Due to the college closure there will not be any classes or sessions taking place during week 8. This will be a rest week or time for you to build in your own routine using the knowledge that you have learnt throughout the course. 

Week 9 – 14 – seeing the results and implementing your long-term plan

You will be looking and feeling much better now, and we will provide you with a final health and fitness assessment so you can see for yourself that it can really make a difference! Your journey doesn’t just end here, we will give you advice to help you continue with your lifestyle changes.