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What is it?


The Exercise Referral Scheme is a 12 week programme for people that have been referred by a health professionals. The programme aims to restore your health well-being and gives you the opportunity to meet like people in your community, have fun and enjoy yourself.

How will it benefit me?


After you have been referred by your health professional bring your Exercise Referral Form to your preferred leisure centre. The leisure centre staff will make an appointment for you with a Gym Consultant (Exercise Referral Specialist trained) who will complete a questionnaire with you and discuss your personal programme to start exercising.


During this discussion further appointments will be made to put together a unique exercise programme. Supervised sessions will support you through the first few weeks of your exercise programme.


Your gym consultant is dedicated to look after you during your 12 weeks and will make regular appointments to discuss progress and ensure you are benefiting from the scheme.


On week 12 your gym consultant will review your progress and encourage you to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Does the scheme include any other activities?


Swimming - Swimming is free on programmes subject to your referred condition


Fitness Classes - We have highlighted appropriate fitness classes which Exercise Referral customers would find beneficial. These classes will be clearly indicated on our fitness class timetable. Attending fitness classes as part of an exercise programme alongside gym-based sessions will allow customers/patients to meet like-minded people with similar ability levels or medical conditions. Classes include: Aqua Fit, Yoga, Pilates, Chair-Based Exercise, Movers and Groovers.


Group Gym Sessions - This is a 60 minute reserved session concentrating purely on Exercise Referral customers, allowing them the opportunity to train together with a qualified member of staff.

How much will it cost?


The 12-week referral period will cost £24.50 per month (3 month tie-in). You will then have the opportunity to continue to use the facilities after the initial 12-week period by going onto one of our Anytime or Daytime memberships.

When can I exercise?


The Exercise Referral Scheme is an OFF-PEAK only membership. Weekdays 06.30 - 16.30 and weekends 08.00 - 18.00.

What do I need to bring?


Wear something comfortable e.g. tracksuit bottoms, shorts, T-shirts. Layers are a good idea for when you get hot. You need to wear sensible footwear, a pair of trainers or flat rubber soled shoes are suitable.


Bring a towel for personal use and a water bottle. We recommend you remain hydrated whilst using our facilities.


Most important of all bring your commitment to succeed every week!

A few examples of who is eligible for the scheme?


  • History of coronary heart disease
  • High blood pressure
  • Stress, anxiousness and depression
  • Osteoporosis
  • Diabetes (types 1 and 2)
  • Angina
  • Muscle and joint injuries
  • Obesity
  • Asthma

For further information on the Exercise Referral Scheme please contact leisure services on 01354 622399 or email info@newvisionfitness.co.uk



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