Our team of friendly, approachable Health Trainers has been working in Hartlepool since 2007.  During this time they have helped many people to achieve their personal goals, whether that was for weight loss or help to be more active.  The team has a wealth of experience and can help people make those small changes to their lifestyle which make a big difference to their health and wellbeing.  


Client Experience

Peter's Story










My name is Peter, I was 75 when I was referred to the Health Trainer Service by my GP. At the time I weighed 15st 8½lb.

I went to the sessions every week and I learnt a lot about my eating habits and managed to lose 2 stone in the 12 sessions. More importantly my health improved. I was able to start using one walking stick, my cholesterol medication was reduced and I did not need to wear the mask on a night for my sleep apnoea. I still go and see my Health Trainer Ann on a weekly basis to keep me motivated.


Leanne’s Story










I started seeing (Senior Health Trainer) Ann Banks after I had my baby in 2012.  I lost my weight at a healthy pace and managed to keep it off with the help of being taught how to eat right, portion size etc.    I still go to weigh in now just to keep me on the right track.


 Jamie’s Story

I started my 12 week course with (Senior Health Trainer) Steve Gaffney at the back end of April. I started with no confidence and not much faith in myself. By the end of the course I managed to lose a whopping three stone.

I am now more comfortable with myself and feel a lot healthier. I would highly recommend the Health Trainer Service to anyone who wants to make a change in their lives.

The picture says it all really and you can tell how much weight I have actually lost.                


Trisha’s Story

This is my journey so far ....

When I started to see a Health Trainer two years ago I was at my biggest I've ever been and it was disgusting and I knew I needed help. I got referred to this service, my Health Trainer was Ann Banks.  I achieved so much with her in such a short time. In just 12 weeks I lost 3 stone which I never thought I would. With the help and a very easy diet plan I did it. I can't thank Ann enough and this service, it changed my life!


The service offers one to one (confidential) appointments, as well as running weight management groups at various locations across Hartlepool.  The service is available to anyone that lives or works in Hartlepool. Individuals can self refer or be referred by a GP, health professional or 3rd party. 

For more information, to make a referral, or to book an appointment contact the main office on (01429) 284030 or email: health.trainers@hartlepool.gov.uk