If you have a medical condition, physical or mental, and want to become more active and lead a healthier lifestyle, our established Exercise on Referral Scheme, delivered in partnership with Northumberland Public Health, can help you.
Our experienced and well-qualified staff work in partnership with local GP surgeries to help you find the fitness plan to suit your lifestyle. Over the years, we have helped thousands of people.
To be referred onto the scheme, you must first make an appointment with your GP. If they decide that the scheme may help your medical condition(s), you will be invited to attend an initial appointment at one of our leisure centres (if you are unable to get to one of our facilities, we may be able to carry out the consultation online or over the phone) with a fully qualified member of staff.
The scheme offers group supervised exercise classes, gym sessions and other activities such as racquet sports*. The Exercise on Referral team at the leisure centre will help you to choose activities that are safe and enjoyable. They will offer you support and encouragement over a period of 12 weeks as you work towards achieving your goals.
*under Covid-19 guidelines we are currently unable to offer indoor group exercise classes and racquet sports. We will continue to review the guidelines and hope to reintroduce these activities to the scheme as soon as possible.