Getting Active

Increasing your physical activity levels even in a small way each day can make a big difference to your health and well-being.

It can help boost mood, improve sleep quality, raise energy levels, reduce stress and lower the risk of heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes. We want to help you get more active and that’s why we offer a range services and activities suitable for people of all ages and abilities.

Our gyms and weekly activity classes are affordable and open for all to use, and in addition we offer a wide range of health specific programmes through one to one support and supervised group activities.

Exercise on referral

This programme is for people who have an existing medical condition and who would like to introduce exercise safely.  This programme is delivered at the Health Resource Centre by Physical Activity Specialists and offers up to six months of supervised physical activity sessions for a small subsidised charge.  Following an initial assessment with one of our team, you’ll be able to use our gym and also attend our activity classes which run four times a week.  We recommend booking a place on our classes as there are limited places available.

ESCAPE-pain

A man on some gym equipmentESCAPE-pain is a 6 week rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain of the knees and/or hips, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better.

Next steps

This is a fun and inclusive exercise group, which is suitable for people with a range of medical conditions too.  Its aim is to improve participant’s fitness and provide them with opportunities meet new people and improve their social networks.  The classes are delivered by qualified trainers.  There is a small charge for attending these sessions.

Cardiac rehabilitation

Cardiac rehabilitation (cardiac rehab for short) helps you get back to as full a life as possible after a cardiac event such as a heart attack, heart surgery or stent procedure. You may also be able to attend a cardiac rehab programme if you have been diagnosed with heart failure or if you have a device such as an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD). Our Cardiac Rehab programmes run for 8 weeks, please speak to your cardiology nurse for more information.

To request any of these services please contact us.