Physical Activity Programme

Couch to 5k Sunday 8th April 2018 - Weekly training sessions starting 8th January

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It’s time to move… and we can help!

We can help you back into exercise. Our 12 week physical activity programme is specifically and individually designed to benefit your health, fitness and medical conditions.

If you are accepted onto the programme, you will be entitled to 1 FREE gym / swim session or fitness class per week for 12 weeks.

If you would like to do any extra classes or gym/swim sessions, you can also take advantage of reduced prices for these during the 12 week period - £5 gym, £2 swim, £3 fitness class.

Physical activity and exercise can benefit your health in a variety of ways:

  • Reduce your risk of a heart attack and decrease your risk of raised blood pressure
  • Promote healthy blood sugar levels to prevent or control diabetes
  • Can help protect against osteoporosis
  • Reduce the overall risk of cancer
  • Improve good cholesterol levels and reduce bad cholesterol levels
  • Boost self-confidence and help to prevent the onset of depression
  • Can help decrease stress and anxiety levels
  • Can help you lose or maintain weight

In order to be accepted onto the programme, you must meet a set criteria based on your current fitness; you must be completing less than 30 minutes exercise 3 times per week. If you suffer from any additional illness or injury please speak to a member of the Active Lives team, or your doctor, to discuss if you are eligible for the programme.

If you think that you meet the criteria outlined above, you are able to self-refer onto this programme by completing the following self-referral questionnaire.

Once you have completed your self-referral, a member of the Active Lives Team will be in touch to discuss your submission and advise on the next steps to joining the programme.

Last updated: 29 December 2017