EXERCISE ON REFERRAL SCHEME
Contact us on 020 8708 2443 or
Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre 020 8550 6645
Mayfield Leisure Centre 020 3887 0982
South Woodford Gym 020 8505 1188
Wanstead Leisure Centre 020 8530 6823
Exercise on Referral is where doctors or other health professionals can refer individuals who they feel would benefit from physical activity and help them fight their medical conditions.
Sessions are run at Fullwell Cross Leisure Centre, Mayfield Leisure Centre, South Woodford Library & Gym and Wanstead Leisure Centre.
|Who is the Exercise on Referral Scheme for?|
The Exercise on Referral Scheme is for Redbridge residents who are 16+, not active and would like to increase their physical activity levels. The scheme is designed so qualified instructors can help people with medical conditions achieve their targets.
|Common conditions for referral: |
- Bone/Joint/Muscular Conditions
- CHD Risk Factors
What are the benefits of the scheme?
Regular physical activity will help:
- Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease.
- Assist with weight loss.
- Reduce stress and anxiety.
- Control blood sugar levels.
- Improve mobility and posture.
- Strengthen muscles.
- Socialise and have fun.
- Improve quality of life and overall health.
What activities are available?
At the moment individuals will be able to participate in:
Gym Sessions: Customers will be given individual exercise programmes which they will be able to follow under guidance of our qualified instructors.
Gym Circuit Classes: Our instructors will deliver circuit classes in the gym that will work all areas of the body and give you that little bit of variety.
Studio Classes: These classes will be a mixture of aerobic and circuit based sessions and will give individuals the chance to exercise outside of the gym. All of the classes will be taught by one of our qualified instructors who are there to assess and monitor your progress, help you exercise safely and with confidence, motivate and encourage you and answer all of your questions.
How to register?
If you are interested in joining the Redbridge Exercise on Referral Scheme then please speak to your doctor or practice nurse as they have to recommend you. If your doctor is not registered with the scheme then please contact the Exercise on Referral Scheme Manager, Steve Smith on 020 8708 2443 or by email at the top of the page.
Once the doctor has sent the referral form, the referral manager will contact you to book an appointment. You will then be booked in to supervised sessions for a six week period where we will help you reach you goals.