Health and wellbeing sessions

Our programmes available at Loughton

Health & wellbeing sessions 

At Places Leisure our mission is to create active places and healthy people for communities to thrive, whatever stage of your life you may be at. Our centres offer a variety of sessions and courses to support and suit your needs to ensure you can enjoy being active!

Exercise Referral Scheme 

Our exercise referral is a 12-week scheme 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, or are at risk of, developing chronic medical conditions and provides support to people from our community whose health could benefit from a more active lifestyle

Buddy Up sessions

Our Buddy Up project supports adults 18+ with autism, learning disabilities or both into community-based activities within our leisure centre. Our fully trained instructors help others to enjoy their lives by raising awareness of healthy lifestyles, key wellbeing messages, removing barriers and creating supportive networks

Side by Side Dementia Session 

Our Side by Side is a service that has been developed to help those living with dementia to continue doing what they love while also encouraging them to try new things. They will have the opportunity to meet up with a dedicated and specially trained colleague who will work with them within the centre, whether it be in the gym, swimming, badminton or even just for a friendly chat in one of the centre cafés.

A diagnosis of dementia can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation, and this can worsen as the condition progresses. This will be a safe and welcoming way for individuals to continue to get out and about in their community.