Exercise referral scheme

Improving my health

Exercise Referral is a 12-week programme designed to improve health and wellbeing by encouraging participants to move more within a safe and comfortable environment. The scheme aims to help those who suffer from, or are at risk of, developing chronic medical conditions and provides support to people whose health could benefit from a more active lifestyle.
How can physical activity help me?

Physical activity is an essential aspect of good health, managing conditions and preventing illness. By increasing your level of physical activity, you can support your body in:

  • Maintaining a healthy weight
  • Increasing bone density
  • Improving mobility, cholesterol levels, lung function and mood
  • Lowering blood pressure, stress, and anxiety levels
What can I expect from the scheme?

Upon signing up to the scheme, you will meet our friendly team of trained staff at Gosport Leisure Centre. Together, you will agree a personal plan which considers your medical conditions, preferences, interests, and lifestyles.

During the 12-week programme, you will be provided with ongoing support from the team to achieve the goals set during your introductory session. This may include:

Am I eligible?

Those who are eligible include people who are currently inactive and suffer with one or more of the following medical conditions:

  • 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
How much does it cost?

The programme costs a total of £64.40. This includes an initial induction and unlimited access to the gym during the supervised sessions throughout the 12-week period. Additional classes will be available at the following costs:

  • Adult: £6.50
  • Concession (off-peak): £4.00
  • Concession (peak): £7.10
  • Chair based exercise class: £3.50 for 45 minutes

For more information on class times, please see the timetable below.

Upon successful completion of the scheme, continued membership is available. Terms and conditions apply.

How do I sign up?

If you meet the requirements, you can either be referred via your GP, nominated help professional, or by emailing us on enquiries@gosportleisurecentre.co.uk. Or, if you'd like more information, give us a call on 02392 534950

Group health and wellbeing classes

A range of exercise classes can be integrated into your health and wellbeing plan, including. These include water-based classes, relaxing classes and classes that are just a bit of fun!


A mix of yoga, tai chi and pilates to build full-body flexibility and strength.


Strengthen your muscles in a controlled way, in harmony with your breathing.

Smart Hearts

A low impact class designed for those who have undergone heart surgery. 

Strength and define

An alternative to BODYBALANCE, incorporating stretching and ab exercises.

Chair based exercise

A very low intensity option for those wanting to improve strength and posture.


Build strength, flexibility and definition in a chilled out class for all abilities.

Aqua aerobics

A total body dance workout that uses the water for resistance and support.

Exercise class timetable 


  • 9.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 12.30pm: BODYBALANCE
  • 1.30pm: Low impact - chair based*
  • 7.15pm: BODYBALANCE
  • 8.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 9.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 10.30am: BODYBALANCE
  • 6.00pm BODYBALANCE
  • 7.00pm: Aqua aerobics
  • 9.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 12.00pm: BODYBALANCE
  • 2.30pm: Aqua aerobics
  • 7.15pm: Yoga
  • 8.15pm: Pilates
  • 8.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 9.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 10.30am: BODYBALANCE
  • 7.00pm: Aqua aerobics
  • 8.15pm: Pilates
  • 9.30am: Aqua aerobics
  • 9.00am: Stretch and define
  • 8.00am: BODYBALANCE

* please note this is term time only.

For more information, give us a call on 02392 534950

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