I am looking to start a weight loss programme & would like some advice. I now weigh 19 stone 10lb on a 6' 4" frame. I used to play 2nd row rugby, so my frame is large. I'd say my problem area is my stomach as my limbs carry no fat. I'd like to trim down to about 16 stone & am spurred by both my parents having had heart attacks in the last 18 months. I don't smoke, but I do like a drink & like to eat well. I've cut out salt & reduced both drinking, food intake & switched to diet fizzy pop (no tea or coffee). Now I've discovered my firm offers a subsidised gym & want to join, with the aim of losing weight initially, rather than doing big weights etc. Am I best sticking to CV work like cycling or rowing, or is there a better way to go? I've had a back problem (muscular, not bone) & slightly high B/P, but my GP sees no problems in going to a gym. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.