Exercise Referral

What is Exercise Referral?

Exercise Referral is 12 week programme of personalised physical activity support for people with specific health conditions.

Qualified exercise professionals create a safe and effective physical activity programme tailored to your needs and goals.

Exercise Referral is available to people aged 16 years and over with an existing health condition that could be improved by physical activity. Your programme will be adapted by our experienced instructors to best support the management of your health condition.

You'll need to ask your GP to be referred. Full eligibility details can be found in the document below. If you are eligible you'll be invited to a welcome meeting. This will typically take place within a local leisure facility on a 1-1 basis with an exercise referral instructor. You'll be invited to discuss your goals and activity preferences to help create your own tailored 12 week programme.

There are a range of available activities across different areas and venues:

  • Fitness/gym based personalised exercise programmes
  • Swimming pool-based activities including aqua aerobics
  • Low impact group exercise classes such as Tai Chi or seated exercises

Regular reviews will take place to adapt your programme if required throughout the 12 weeks. At the end of the programme you'll be invited to attend an exit consultation. Your progress will be reviewed and opportunities to continue being active will be discussed.