thrive weight loss program

Thrive Programme

Many health conditions such as obesity, prediabetes, type 2 diabetes, dementia and osteoarthritis can be prevented, improved and even reversed by making sustainable lifestyle changes that focus on fixing the underlying cause. At Redbourn Physio we are committed to helping our clients improve their health and we are now offering this lifestyle course under the umbrella of the Public Health Collaboration, a charity whose mission is to improve public health. There will be a small fee to cover costs.

Next Thrive Session Details 2024

Next Programme: starts Monday 5th February and It consists of eight, 2-hour sessions led by a healthcare professional.
Venue: Redbourn Physiotherapy clinic

Dates & Time: Mondays evenings 7-9pm to start on Monday Feb 5th for eight consecutive weeks.  

February 5th, 12th 19th, 26th
March 4th, 18th, 25th (11th no session)
April  8th
COST:  Only £125 in total to cover the cost of room hire, handouts & sample foods/refreshments
Public Health Collaboration
Who is it for?
  • For people who are motivated to improve their health
  • For people who are overweight or obese
  • Metabolic syndrome. Are you overweight or have an increased waist circumference? Do you have high blood pressure, an abnormal cholesterol profile or higher than normal blood sugars? Maybe you have a family history of type 2 diabetes. If you have 3 or more of these risk factors you have an increased risk of developing type 2 diabetes.
  • Prediabetes. Have you been told you have this? It is defined as having an HbA1c blood test of 6-6.4%. Over 70% will go on to develop full type 2 diabetes in the next 5-10 years.
  • Type 2 Diabetes

How will you benefit?

We will give you the most up-to-date information and the tools to improve your health markers with sustainable life changes. Topics covered will include nutrition, physical activity, the role of sleep and stress as well as looking at relationships with food.

The programme will enable you to:
  • Lose weight and reduce your waist circumference
  • Improve or even reverse your condition
  • Reduce the risk of developing further health complications such as cardiovascular disease & cancer.
  • Reduce medications with supervision from your GP
  • Optimize your immunity
What makes this course different?

We understand that making long-lasting lifestyle changes can be difficult. We will help explore your relationship with food, look at the nature of cravings and addiction, and how to create healthier habits.

The course is based on the latest research and reflects current official guidelines. It will be led by a health care professional.

The course is run in a friendly, fun & non-judgemental environment. It includes recipes and each week there will be samples for you to try.

Outline of contents


  • Understanding the causes of lifestyle diseases such as obesity, metabolic syndrome, arthritis, prediabetes and type 2 diabetes
  • Health markers explained
  • Different dietary approaches
  • Identifying carbohydrates & carb counting
  • Alcohol & sweeteners
  • Making sustainable dietary changes
  • Recipes & substitutions
  • Appetite awareness
  • Eating out
  • The importance of dietary proteins & fats
  • The health benefits of physical activity
  • Heart health
  • Why do we overeat?
  • The importance of sleep
  • Stress explained
  • Preventing & dealing with relapses


The Results

The results so far have been very exciting. Most participants with diabetes or prediabetes reversed their conditions coming off diabetic, blood pressure and other medications. In addition, participants who needed to, lost a substantial amount of weight and improved conditions such as diabetic retinopathy & non-alcoholic liver disease.


“Best thing I’ve ever done!”

Kev, (lost 2 and half stone)

“I was afraid of going blind because of my diabetes!

I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes 12 years ago and recently developed serious eye complications, which I was told could lead to blindness. Thrive gave me the tools to take back control of my health. My eye condition has now significantly improved, I have reversed my diabetes, come off diabetic medication and lost a stone in weight.”

Ralph Parry (St Albans)

“The Thrive Course has literally been life changing.

I’ve been overweight for many years and was diagnosed with prediabetes a few years ago.  I’ve now reversed the prediabetes and my blood sugars are in a normal range. I’ve lost a stone in weight, three inches from my waistline and the migraine headaches I’d suffered daily for over thirty years are gone.  General aches and pains are vastly improved, I sleep better and have more energy than I have had in a long time.  I highly recommend Thrive to anyone whose health is at risk from obesity, metabolic syndrome, diabetes or is pre-diabetic as I was.”

Alexis (St. Albans)

“No longer prediabetic and off medication!

I was diagnosed in April 2018 as being pre-diabetic, with high cholesterol which frightened the life out of me, together with long standing high blood pressure (for which I was on tablets).  By coincidence, at about the same time I was told about the Thrive programme through a mutual friend of the organiser and decided that I should attend the course, if only to better understand the pre-diabetic condition.  The whole course was very informative and all of the 3 instructors were very approachable and encouraging.  As a result, I drastically changed my diet, which resulted in me feeling better generally. I am full after meals, without feeling bloated and in 6 months I lost over a stone in weight. I am also no longer pre-diabetic, my cholesterol has reduced and my blood pressure is lower, so that I am no longer on medication for it.  The new diet, combined with regular Nordic walking, has made me feel so much healthier that I would recommend the course to anyone who finds themselves in a similar position as I was.”

Alison ( St Albans)

The Programme

Consists of eight, 2-hour sessions led by a healthcare professional.


Redbourn Physiotherapy Clinic



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