Why might you be referred on to an exercise on referral programme?
You have been referred to the Exercise on Referral Scheme by your doctor, practice nurse, health visitor or physiotherapist. The reason(s) for your referral will probably differ from that of another individual on the scheme but the aim will be the same: to maintain and improve your health, wellbeing and quality of life through the introduction of suitable and regular physical activity.
What happens on an exercise on referral programme?
An exercise on referral programme begins with a personal assessment by your instructor, who works with you to design your own exercise programme specifically to meet your ability and health needs.
Once you have completed your fitness assessment and are cleared to exercise, your instructor will put together an exercise programme tailored to your needs. This programme will last for ten weeks. At the end of your programme you will be re-assessed and signposted to activities in your surrounding area and/or you will have the option of taking part in a further ten week programme on the Exercise on Referral Scheme.
Where will sessions take place?
The exercise programme is usually gym-based but in some instances may include water-based activity. After following your programme of exercise over a number of weeks you will be given an end-of-programme assessment to check your progress and help you decide how you may wish to continue exercising.
When do sessions take place?
Gym-based exercise on referral sessions take place at Much Wenlock Leisure Centre as follows:
Tuesday: 11am - midday
Thursday: 2:10pm – 3:10pm
All payments are to be made directly to Much Wenlock Leisure Centre at the reception, with any cheques made payable to Shropshire Council. The following options are available:
Ten sessions (one session per week) - £33
Twenty sessions (two sessions per week) - £54