Exercise referral scheme

Our wellness programme at Gosport

If you have suffered an illness or recently had an operation our GP referral sessions will help you get back into fitness.  You’ll need a ‘prescription to exercise’ from your doctor to get started and our instructors will support you through your sessions.

The aim of the programme is to improve participants' health and wellbeing by encouraging them to move more, within a safe and comfortable environment. It targets people who suffer from, or are risk of, developing chronic medical conditions and provides support to people whose health could benefit from a more active lifestyle.

Referrals to the programme can be made by health professionals including GPs, Physios, mental health professionals, district nurses and occupational therapists.

Am I eligible for the scheme?

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

What can I expect from the scheme?

When 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. 

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 does the scheme cost?

The scheme is at a very competitive discounted rate. For more information, please contact us on 02392 534950 or email us at exercisereferralgosport@pfpleisure.org

How do I sign up?

Ask your healthcare professional to complete the Exercise on Referral form.

Once you have the form give us a call on 02392 534950 or alternatively email us so our team can get you started on your journey.

Group health and wellbeing classes


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

Wednesday 8.15pm-9.00pm

Live Well with COPD

Supporting people living with COPD and respiratory problems to lead an active and fulfilling life.

Monday 12.15pm-1.15pm

Wednesday 1.15pm-2.15pm

Friday 12.15pm-1.15pm

Stretch and define

Incorporating stretching and ab exercises with moves inspired by Pilates, Tai Chi and Yoga.

Saturday 8.00am-9.00am

Low Impact Circuits

A low impact class resulting in a full body workout to maintain and improve flexibility, functional strength and fitness. 

Tuesday 2.00pm-3.00pm

Smart Hearts

To keep your heart healthy. This class is open to all Premium members, Exercise on Referral members and non members.

Wednesday 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Friday 12.00pm - 1.00pm

Pre and post baby yoga

Build strength, flexibility and definition. This class is perfect for expectant or new mothers.

Monday 1.15pm - 2.15pm

Chair based exercise

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

Monday 12.15pm-1.00pm


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

Monday 8.15pm-9.00pm

Wednesday 7.15pm-8.00pm

Thursday 11.30am-12.30pm

Aqua aerobics

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

Monday 9.30am-10.30am

Tuesday 8.30am-9.30am, 9.30am-10.30am, 7.00pm-8.00pm

Wednesday 9.30am-10.30am, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Thursday 8.30am-9.30am, 9.30am-10.30am, 7.00pm-8.00pm

Friday 9.30am-10.30am, 3.15pm - 4.00pm (please note the 3.15pm - 4.00pm is during term time only

Steady & Strong

Steady and Strong classes are designed to regain and maintain strength, balance and co-ordination. It will help you to live independently and be active for longer. 

Tuesday 12.30pm-1.30pm