Exercise on Referral Scheme
The Exercise on Referral Scheme is a partnership between Shropshire Council and Shropshire County PCT. The aim is to help people with limiting physical or medical conditions to improve their health through a supported and structured exercise programme.
Why might you be referred?
If your doctor or health professional feels you will benefit from the health improvements, you may be referred to the scheme. You will work with experienced and qualified exercise instructors to safely improve your health over a twelve week programme.
Being involved can:
- help reduce blood pressure
- help reduce the risk of both heart disease and osteoporosis
- control body weight
- increase energy
- Improve stamina, strength, and tone of muscles, shape, appearance, confidence and posture
- It can also reduce stress or depression
Where are these activities held?
Activities are either held in fitness suites or are water-based (swimming pools). Working in water is relaxing. For many people it is pleasant and even fun. The buoyancy of water takes weight and load off the joints which can result in decreased joint pain. Together these benefits of working out in water result in longer and more frequent workouts, providing improved results.
We currently run sessions as follows:-
Bridgnorth Sports and Leisure Centre
Mondays and Wednesdays: 8:15am to 9:15am in the fitness suite
Idsall Sports Centre, Shifnal
Mondays and Thursdays: 12:30pm to 1:30pm in the fitness suite
Lakelands Sports Centre, Ellesmere
Tuesdays: 1:30pm to 2:30pm in the fitness suite
Market Drayton Swimming & Fitness Centre
Wednesdays: 9:15am to 10:15am in the swimming pool and 11.30am to 12.30pm in the fitness suite.
Much Wenlock Sports Centre
Tuesdays: 12.10pm to 1.10pm Thursdays: 2:10pm to 3:10pm in the fitness suite
Oswestry Leisure Centre
Monday to Friday: 9:00am to 3:00pm and 6:00pm to 10:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 11:00am in the fitness suite
Tuesdays: 10:30am to 11:30am in the swimming centre
Shrewsbury Sports Village
Mondays: 2:30pm to 3:30pm and Thursdays: 9:30am to 10:30am in the fitness suite
Whitchurch Swimming Centre
Fridays: 11:00am to 12:00noon in the swimming pool
What will it cost?
Classes are held weekly in various areas of northern, central and southern Shropshire.
A twelve week exercise block of one session per week is charged at £33 per client.
A twelve week exercise block of two sessions per week is charged at £54 per client.
Both prices include the assessment and reassessment, and are payable by cheque on the day of the assessment at the beginning of the twelve week block.
Could exercise on referral help you?
Would you like to be more active, but feel restricted by your condition?
Do you suffer from a medical, physical or mental health condition that exercise would help including:-
- Diabetes type 1 and type 2
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Joint replacement
- Simple mechanical back pain
If you answer yes to any of the above and believe exercise could improve your life, you can find out more about what the Exercise on Referral Scheme can do for you by downloading the Exercise on Referral Guide below, or simply download the referral form for completion by your GP/health professional.
Should you require any further information, please contact Leisure Services on 01743 255089 or email email@example.comLast updated 25 April 2013 Print this page