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Exercise Referral

Helping Broxtowe Residents become more active, and stay active!
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What is Exercise Referral? 
Exercise Referral is designed to help people to improve their health by becoming more active. Exercise Referral is available to people who suffer from or are at risk of certain diseases that would benefit from physical activity.

FREE Nutrition talks in 2014

Exercise Referral have team up with the Community Nutrition and Dietetics department to provide customers with a FREE eatwell training session. The hour long sessions will provide customers with help and advice on the following topics.

  • Food Groups
  • Portion Sizes
  • Easy ways to get your 5-a-day
  • Hidden fats and sugars
  • Question and Answer sessions
  • Tips, advice and recipes
Eatwell Training Dates
DateDayTimeVenue
22nd MayThursday3.30-4.30pm

Chilwell Olympia Sports Centre

15th JulyTuesday2pm-3pmKimberley Leisure Centre

To book your FREE place or for further information please contact us, our details can be found under the Contact Us section.

Exercise Referral Instructors 

All our friendly, and experienced Exercise Referral Instructors have completed the Level 3 Exercise Referral Qualification and are registered with the Register of Exercise Professionals.

The Level 3 qualification allows instructors to work with patients and devise safe and effective exercise programmes to help manage and improve medical conditions such as;

  • Asthma & COPD
  • Diabetes                                                  
  • OsteoporosisWarm up before the class
  • Hypertension
  • Muscular Skeletal Problems
  • Raised Cholesterol
  • Overweight
  • Stress/Anxiety/Depression

Referral Method

Health professionals can refer in-active patients to the Exercise Referral Programme by completing a referral form. The Referral form can be found under the Documents section. Referrals can also be made on-line, should you wish to make an on-line referral please contact the Exercise Referral Officer.

The Exercise Referral Process

Once we have received the Referral form, the Exercise Referral Officer will contact you over directly over the telephone. We will then arrange an appointment for you to start the referral programme at your nearest Leisure Centre. Further information about the referral process can be found under the documents section.

The Initial Assessment

The initial assessment will be an informal and friendly process with our Exercise Referral Instructor. This will be a one to one session, and will last approximately one hour. During this session we will cover;

  • Exercise History
  • Discuss individual exercise goals
  • Devise an exercise Programme within the fitness suite

You will be exercising during assessment so we recommend you wear loose, comfortable clothing and wear suitable footwear such as Trainers. 

Cost of the Sessions

Exercise Referral is provided to customers at a subsidised rate. You can pay for the sessions at the Leisure Centre each time you attend. The table below shows the prices per session during the initial 12 weeks.

Activity Price
Fitness Suite (Gym) £2.80 per session 
Instructor Led Classes    £2.35 per session
Swimming£1.60 per session
Walk & TalkFree

Cost of Sessions after 12 weeks

After completing your 12 week exercise programme, the prices per session will be charged at the concessionary rate price per activity.

Activity Price
Fitness Suite (Gym) £4.35 per session 
Instructor Led Classes    £3.65 per session
Swimming£2.45 per session
Walk & TalkFree

Direct Debit

Should you wish to pay for the activities by Direct Debit, please see your referral instructor. The Direct Debit will cost £13.30 per month for the first three months, and includes unlimited use of the Gym, swimming and class facilities.

The Direct Debit will increase to £19.95 per month thereafter which is a huge £10 per month saving, again the direct debit allows unlimited access to the Gym, Swimming and Class facilities.

Duration of the Programme

The programme is for a 12 week period. Once the 12 weeks have been completed you will complete a 12 week assessment, during the assessment your gym programme will be reviewed and the exercise referral instructor will discuss the exercise opportunities that are available for you to continue with after the programme.

Opportunities to Exercise after the programme

There is a variety of exercise opportunities for you to get involved in. Please see the Referral Opportunities page for more information.

For Further information

For further information about the Exercise Referral Scheme please contact the Exercise Referral Officer.

Page Last Updated: 10/04/2014

Contact Us

Exercise Referrals Officer

T: (0115) 917 3711
F: (0115) 917 3508