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Exercise Referral Scheme

The Exercise Referral Scheme is a programme for adults (16+) with health conditions, who could benefit from increased physical activity. It is a partnership between Public Health, Leicester-Shire and Rutland Sport, local authorities, GP practices and other healthcare professionals. It offers an opportunity for these individuals to exercise in a safe, supervised and structured environment.

One in three people in the UK are currently living with a long-term condition. Long-term conditions are now the most common cause of death in industrialised and developing countries. Physical activity can play a significant role in the treatment and management of long-term conditions, given the prevalence of these conditions in society today.

The scheme allows participants to:

  • Get a reduced rate on many activities across the county
  • Take part in exercise at a convenient venue in the local community
  • Exercise under the guidance of qualified exercise referral professionals
  • Follow various routes to carry on exercising after completing the scheme to ensure long term fitness beyond the scheme, e.g. walking football, mainstream classes, bowls, Walking for Health and nordic walking

What Does the Scheme Involve?

  • Personalised Pathway: You will meet with the district Exercise Referral Coordinator to discuss your preferences and the 'what's' 'where's' and 'when's' that will kick-start your journey towards your personal goals.
  • Quality Exercise Professionals and Expert Advice: Our friendly and encouraging instructors will guide you throughout your chosen route, whether it's a personalised training programme or advice on the best activities for you. We will make sure you're on the right track and enjoying it too.
  • On-going Reviews: We will regularly touch base to monitor progress and see if there is anything more we can do for you.
  • Activity Logs: You will be asked to keep a weekly diary which will log daily activity. This will be used by instructors to monitor the progress of each referral throughout the programme, with the use of a pre starter questionnaire and progress questionnaires.

You can choose to take part in either a gym or class-based programme or both and all the way through your journey you will be encouraged and shown ways to maintain long-term fitness and activities.

We currently have four sites taking part in the scheme:

  • Catmose Sports Centre (Oakham)
  • Inspire2tri (Manton)
  • Uppingham School Sports Centre (Uppingham)
  • Active Rutland Hub (Ashwell)

Classes

To name a few of the classes available, please see the list below. Please make sure you have had your consultation with the Exercise Referral Coordinator before attending the sessions shown below.

Time

Class

Venue

Cost

Monday

9.00am

AquaFit

Catmose

£3

10.00am

Aqua

Uppingham

£3

10.00am

BodyBalance

Uppingham

£3

10.00am

Active Rehabilitation

Inspire2tri

£6

11.10am

Sh'bam

Catmose

£3

12.30pm

BodyBalance

Catmose

£3

2.00pm

FaME

Inspire2tri

£3

Tuesday

9.15am

Movement Matters

Catmose

£3

Wednesday

9.00am

Movement Matters

Catmose

£3

10.00am

Aqua

Uppingham

£3

10.35am

BodyVive

Catmose

£3

5.30pm

Active Rehabilitation

Inspire2tri

£6

Thursday

9.30am

Zumba

Uppingham

£3

10.00am

FaME

Active Rutland Hub

£3

10.35am

BodyVive

Catmose

£3

2.00pm

Active Rehabilitation

Inspire2tri

£6

3.00pm

Active Rehabilitation

Inspire2tri

£6

Friday

9.00am

AquaFit

Catmose

£3

12.05pm

BodyBalance

Catmose

£3

What's the Cost?

Catmose Sports Centre:

  • £3 per session / £23 per month
  • Heart Smart: £3 per session

Uppingham School Sports Centre:

  • £3 per session

Inspire2tri:

  • £6 per session

Referral Process

If you have a condition that fits the criteria below and you live in the county borders of Rutland please contact your healthcare professional such as your doctor, dietician or physiotherapist to discuss your eligibility to be referred onto the scheme:

  • High cholesterol levels
  • Obesity
  • Hypertension
  • Controlled diabetes
  • Depression, stress or anxiety
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Respiratory disease
  • Back pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Neurological disorders

If they agree that this scheme will be beneficial for you, they will refer you and start you on your journey.

Heart Smart Scheme

The Exercise Referral Scheme also includes a Heart Smart Cardiac Rehab Scheme. This is targeted at people who are recovering from heart problems or heart surgery. The aim is to enable individuals to achieve and maintain better health and lifestyle by promoting and supporting individuals to engage in an exercise programme which will assist them in their daily lives.

Participants are offered safe and effective exercise:

  • Under the guidance of a qualified B.A.C.P.R (British Association of Cardiac Prevention and Rehabilitation) exercise professional
  • At a reduced cost
  • At Catmose Sports Centre

Referral Process

There are 2 ways you can be referred onto the Heart Smart Scheme:

Hospital Referral:

Individuals must have completed their Phase 3 Cardiac Rehabilitation programme at their hospital. If you are eligible, the cardiac rehab team will complete the Phase IV referral form which will be sent to the district Exercise Referral Coordinator, who will contact you to arrange a consultation.

GP Referral:

If you have been diagnosed with Coronary Heart Disease and meet the eligibility criteria listed above, please contact your healthcare professional. If you are eligible and they feel it is appropriate, they will refer you to the district Exercise Referral Coordinator, who will contact you to arrange a consultation.

Further Information

For further information please visit http://www.lrsport.org/sports/exercisereferral

Amy Hammond

Exercise Referral Coordinator

Telephone
01572 758200