Exercise Referral - Guidance for Healthcare professionals


Are you a Healthcare professional looking to support your patients through physical activity? Take a look at the programme details below. 

Exercise Referral by Places Leisure offers an ideal opportunity for individuals with long-term health conditions to increase their physical activity and enhance their overall health and wellness.  

Our Exercise Referral aims to provide individuals with medical conditions or those at risk of developing conditions, the opportunity to engage in safe and welcoming physical activity, while also raising awareness of the benefits of such activity to foster long-term behaviour change. 

Engaging in regular physical activity can positively impact weight management, mental well-being, muscle and joint functions, and heart health. It not only helps manage existing conditions but also serves as a preventive measure against other health complications. 

Our Exercise Referral membership offers an initial 12-week support programme, tailored to empower individuals to self-manage their conditions with increased confidence. 

Who is eligible for the Places Leisure Exercise Referral membership?  

Individuals with a range of long-term health conditions, such as asthma, arthritis, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, depression, anxiety, osteoporosis, and rehabilitation from Covid-19, are welcome to participate in the Places Leisure Exercise Referral Scheme.  

What's included:

1. Initial Health Assessment & Exercise Prescription 

  • Meet exercise referral specialist 

  • Complete initial health assessment & review 

  • Create tailored exercise prescription programme 

  • Explain facility & equipment usage 

2) Mid Programme Support Sessions  

  • Mid-programme personalised guidance and encouragement 

  • Overcome challenges and modify exercises 

3) Drop-in Supervised Support Sessions  

  • Receive expert guidance and exercise prescription 

  • Discuss exercise goals and techniques 

  • Ensure safety and effectiveness 

4) Scheme Evaluation  

  • Complete end assessment questionnaire 

  • Assess progress and determine next steps 

5) Post 12-Week Ongoing Support 

  • Continue your membership with us to access our facilities   

  • Continued access to supervised support sessions 

Swimming and our range of exercise classes can be integrated into your exercise prescription to ensure your programme meets your health needs and you enjoy exercising with us. 

Make your referral today 

If you are already registered as a referring healthcare partner please directly refer into our Exercise Referral Scheme here:  

If you are a healthcare professional and would like to set-up a new referral pathway please speak to a member of the Places Leisure team.