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Exercise Referral

A 12 week supported scheme for people living with a long-term health condition typically held in a leisure centre. Most people do not require a medical referral from a healthcare professional.

An Overview of Exercise Referral

Qualified exercise professionals create a safe and effective physical activity programme tailored to a participants needs and goals.

Exercise Referral is available to people aged 16 years and over with an existing stable and controlled long term health condition that could be improved by physical activity.

**Please note there is typically a cost to access these services in Leicestershire. Please contact your local physical activity service and complete their contact form for more details **

Benefits

Physical Activity can play an important role in preventing and managing health conditions such as coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes, stroke, mental health problems, musculoskeletal conditions and some cancers.

Exercise can have a positive effect on well-being and mood, providing a sense of achievement or relaxation and release from daily stress.

  • Greater social cohesion by helping people to socialise, providing a means of getting involved with the community
  • Increasing how much physical activity someone does can significantly improve both their physical and mental well-being and reduce illnesses and disease throughout life
  • It can also improve life expectancy
  • Being active improves sleep, enhances quality of life and well-being
  • Reduces stress
  • Increases concentration levels
  • Improves balance, co-ordination and cardiovascular fitness
  • Increases self-confidence

Costs

**Please note there is typically a cost to access these services in Leicestershire. Please contact your local physical activity service and complete their contact form for more details **

Involvement

For more information and local contacts/welcome packs, visit https://www.active-together.org/activereferral

Find Exercise Referral Clubs/Groups Near You

Use the search below to find local organisations near you.

Contact your local Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Team

Across Leicestershire, Leicester & Rutland the Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Teams are providing opportunities to support you to become more active.

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NHS Couch to 5K will help you gradually work up towards running 5km in just 9 weeks.

Let's Get Moving Champions

We share the stories of how local residents of Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland use physical activity and exercise to improve their health and wellbeing.

Steps4Health

Receive a tailored walking plan to help you increase your daily steps at a pace that works for you. For anyone 18+ wanting to become more active or living with a long-term health condition such as dia

National Governing Bodies

NHS England

Contact Name
NHS England
Contact Email
england.contactus@nhs.net
Contact Telephone
0300 311 22 33

Live Well Leicester

At Live Well Leicester we are fully committed to supporting out local communities in Leicester to become, happier, healthier and fitter.

Get Yourself Active Project

Get Yourself Active Project

Get Yourself Active provides information, advice, and guidance's to disabled people looking to be more active. We work closely with providers offering actives such as gardening all the way to rock climbing.

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Andrew Hill Personal Training

Personalised fitness coaching service specialising in nutrition and weight management. 

CLASH 2012

CLASH 2012

CLASH (Community Leicestershire Arthritis Self Help) is a user led charity that offers MSK/Arthritis health promotion sessions for anyone with arthritis/undiagnosed aches and pains at Dock.

Sports in You

Sports in You

SportsInU provides instructors and services such as Boxercise, Football, Dance/exercise to music, Basketball, Mix Martial Arts and seated exercise activities to keep people healthy and fit.

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

Leicester Learning Disabilities Sports Club

multi sports learning disabilities sports club where we deliver multiple different sports sessions weekly with sessions aim at being active, fun, engaging and friendly

We are looking to gain new members to join our membership core we already have this

Unity Swimming

Afro Aquatics More than just swimming! Empowers the Black community to be healthy, happy and confident swimmers

Leicester Croquet Club

Leicester Croquet Club

Social and competitive croquet at Monks Rest Gardens in Old Humberstone, Leicester. The season usually runs from late April to early October. The Club is well equipped and has a clubroom in the adjacent park pavilion.

WALX Leicester East

WALX Leicester East

WALX is a walking club with a unique twist. Our WALX Masters, Coaches and Guides are professional, qualified and passionate about making your WALX unforgettable! Turn your walk into a safe, sociable workout! We lead guided walks and fitness activities inc

CEL SPORTS

CEL SPORTS

professional yet affordable for all offering our multi sports coaching working in the city & county, based Leicestershire and across the Midlands. We aim to offer a variety of sports coaching sessions for schools, clubs, holiday camps, birthday party’s,

Parklands Leisure Centre

Parklands Leisure Centre

Get active and keep fit at Everyone Active’s Parklands Leisure Centre Oadby,

Bridge4Studio

At our brand new exercise studio in Birstall, we provide great work-outs for all, personal training in small groups, a range of Pilates classes and more! We are interested in the science of fitness. As well as making you feel good.

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community (CIC)

Elliott Hall for Youth & Community (CIC)

Providing a range of activities for all ages and abilities, supporting health and well-being, isolation and exercise. Open Monday to Friday

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club

Enderby Lawn Tennis Club

Play tennis all year round on our three all weather floodlit courts. Book a court online on our website and enjoy a game today.

We are a small friendly tennis club that includes players of all ages and abilities.

Shambala Yoga

Shambala Yoga

We provide Online Yoga and Meditations to small groups and 1:1 clients as well as looking after our corporate clients

Active Oadby & Wigston

Active Oadby & Wigston

Active Oadby & Wigston

Sport in Desford

Sport in Desford

The Charity’s objects (“the objects”) are the promotion of community participation within the village of Desford and its environs in healthy recreation, in particular by the provision of facilities for playing bowls, tennis, squash, football, recrea

My Tribe

My Tribe

Womens Circuit Classes and Bootcamps
Pre and postnatal fitness classes and postnatal rehabilitation courses. Babies and children welcome

Walking Life Coach

Walking Life Coach

Life Coaching in the great outdoors! Give your physical activity and mental health a boost today. Sessions can be delivered face to face or online. Focus on your successes, challenges, opportunities!

Loughborough Karate Academy

Loughborough Karate Academy

Coaching in authentic Shito ryu & WKF Olympic-style sport karate/Self Defence/Fitness by 6th dan Sport/Karate Coaches DBS qualified, Insured. English, British & WKF World qualified officials. WKF is the IOC recognised body for karate.

bhangraFusion

bhangraFusion

Bhangra Fusion Fitness is a cardio workout programme with a difference. Using a combination of traditional bhangra moves and bolly themed routines, members get a great fun energetic way to stay active and fit.
Classes are for adults and children.

Andy Brotherton

Andy Brotherton

Personal Trainer and group exercise instructor offering exercise sessions and advise through YouTube.

North West Leicestershire Health & Wellbeing Team

North West Leicestershire Health & Wellbeing Team

The purpose of The North West Leicestershire Physical Activity team is to improve the health of residents by increasing physical activity opportunities.

Teknik Dance Academy

Teknik Dance Academy

Royal Academy of Dance classes in Hinckley, Leicestershire.
From the preschool curriculum, syllabus classes for 5 years plus and our Silver Swans for adults (also available in Market Bosworth).
Technical Dance Training with ex professional Kim Bamfor

Lutterworth Pilates

Lutterworth Pilates runs a number or daytime, evening & private or one to one Pilates classes from the studio in Lutterworth. Taking individual bookings and referrals from physical therapists.

Waist Management

Medical referral specialist dealing with doctors exercise referral to specialist classes including Cancer, Pulmonary, Diabetes, Cardiac and Fall Prevention

Chapel Health & Fitness Studio Ltd

Chapel Health & Fitness Studio Ltd

A fully functional commercial gym. Chapel Health & Fitness Studio has cardio equipment, weight machines and free weights. Located in the village, it is a friendly and quiet gym with access to the equipment freely available.

Survivors on a River

Survivors on a River

SOAR UK is a cancer support group with a difference. We are a all cancer survivors dragon boat team who aim to demonstrate the positives effect regular exercise can bring whilst supporting you socially in a way only a truly inclusive sport like ours can

Blaby Co-ordinator

Darren Farish

phone 0116 272 7523

https://www.activeblaby.org.uk/

Charnwood Co-ordinator

Nicola Small

07730801967

https://www.active-charnwood.org/referral-schemes

Harborough Co-ordinator

Luke Waterfield

https://www.active-harborough.org/

Hinckley & Bosworth Co-ordinator

Kate Gardiner

07810 096045

https://www.activehb.org.uk/exercise-referral

Leicester City

Live Well Leicester

0116 454 4000

https://livewell.leicester.gov.uk/

Melton Co-ordinator

David Hayton-Hill

07896 856258

https://www.meltonsportandhealth.org.uk/physical-activity-referral

North West Leicestershire Co-ordinator

Tom Bodle

01530 454839

https://www.nwleics.gov.uk/pages/exercise_referral

Oadby & Wigston Co-ordinator

Lucy Mug

07464 901190

http://www.activeoadbywigston.org.uk/

Rutland Co-ordinator

Jo Roberts

07966 535760

https://www.activerutland.org.uk/activereferral