Health and Wellbeing

Improving my health

Our programmes support recovery, rehabilitation and your overall health and wellbeing. 

Above: Bekki, our Health Referral Coordinator, giving more information on the department.

 

Exercise on Referral

If you feel that physical activity would benefit your health and well being, but your body and mind won’t let you,then this scheme could help. For specific health conditions, Gosport Leisure Centre can offer tailored support, advice and encouragement to become more physically active through the Exercise on Referral Scheme.

How can physical activity benefit me?

Physical activity is essential for good health in terms of preventing illness and managing conditions. Increasing physical activity can help maintain a healthy weight, increase bone density, improve mobility, lower blood pressure, improve cholesterol, improve lung function, reduce stress and anxiety, improve mood and increase energy levels.

Clients with specific medical conditions, who are inactive, can be referred to the scheme through their GP or nominated health professional, where physical activity can help improve health. The specific medical conditions for referral include;

  • Asthma
  • Obesity (BMI over 30)
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Simple Mechanical (non-specific) back pain
  • Total joint replacement
  • Depression
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Hypertension
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer Rehabilitation
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation

There are lots of ways to get physically active and a referral to this scheme will help you get started in a safe and supportive environment. 

What can I expect from the scheme?

Friendly, dedicated and specially trained staff at Gosport Leisure Centre will provide ongoing support during the 12-week programme. You will agree a personal plan together which considers your medical conditions, preferences and interests, and your lifestyle.

The 12-week programme costs £64.40 (including induction and unlimited access to  the gym during specific supervised sessions throughout  the 12-week period and swimming during all welcome sessions), or

£10.70 induction fee plus £3.90 per gym session. On successful completion of the scheme, continued membership is available. Term & Conditions apply.

How can I be referred?

If you suffer from any of the specific conditions listed on the previous page and are inactive, please discuss Exercise on Referral with your GP or other health professional involved with your care. They will consider whether or not a referral to the scheme is appropriate.

If Exercise on Referral is considered appropriate in supporting improvements to your health, they will complete a referral form.   You will be given the completed form, please contact Gosport Leisure Centre to arrange your initial consultation with an Exercise on Referral Instructor. Please note that you cannot be accepted onto the scheme without a referral from your GP or other health professional.

 

Self Referral Scheme

What is our Self Referral Scheme

Our Self Referral Scheme is a 12 week physical activity referral scheme designed to provide opportunities for people to improve their health and become more active. The scheme is aimed at those with existing medical conditions that would benefit from being more physically active, as well as those who may be at risk of developing medical conditions that can be prevented by becoming more active and choosing healthier lifestyle choices. 

You do not need to be sporty to be fit

Your own fitness level should meet the needs of your daily life. You should be able to climb the stairs, take a brisk walk and perform other normal activities without getting breathless or tired.

Regular structured physical activity can strengthen your heart, improve your circulation, help lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, control your weight, reduce stress and make you feel better about yourself.

 

To access the scheme you must be aged 16 or over and have one of the following:

  • An existing medical condition that would benefit from being more physically active (e.g. Mental Health, Asthma, Arthritis, Osteoporosis).
  • At risk of Coronary Heart Disease

(e.g. high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, overweight/obesity).

  • Live a sedentary or physically inactive lifestyle

 

The scheme is not appropriate and you will not be suitable for referral if you have any of the following:

 

  • Unstable angina.
  • Unstable/Uncontrolled hypertension (blood pressure).
  • Unstable/Uncontrolled diabetes.
  • Unstable and or severe mental health problem.
  • Early post cardiac event (myocardial infarction/ coronary artery bypass graft/ angioplasty).
  • Undergoing any current medical investigations/tests.

 

Aqua Therapy

This is our new 1:1 water-based session, aimed at those who lack confidence in the pool & are looking to improve their water based fitness.

Sessions are to be booked in advance & then paid for on the day of the session.

Prices are as follows:

  • 30 minutes - £20
  • 45 minutes - £30
  • 60 minutes - £40
For more information, please contact Bekki via rebeccaquail@pfpleisure.org or give us a call on 02392 534950.
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