What is Exercise Referral?
Exercise and Weight Management referral is a 12 week programme of supervised activity for the prevention, improvement and/or medial management of individual health conditions.
Your GP should check whether you meet the criteria to be referred to the scheme. Your GP should give you a referral form with all your details on for you to take to your first appointment.
What can I expect from the Exercise Referral Scheme?
You will meet a qualified exercise specialist, who will devise an activity plan with regular reviews to see how you are getting on, in order to:
- Help you achieve your best results
- Provide safe and effective exercise
- Empower you to make positive changes to your lifestyle and become more active
- Advise, motivate and support you
The activity plan is a 12 week personal exercise plan tailored specifically for you. The plan will be based on the following information you provide to us:
- Your current health status
- Any medical conditions you may have
- What you enjoy doing
- What you would like to try
- Your lifestyle
How can exercise help you?
You will have been referred on to the scheme because your GP or Health Professional thinks you will benefit from more exercise. Research shows that increasing the amount of activity you do can make significant improvements to your health, well-being and lifestyle.
What counts as exercise or physical activity?
The key to enjoying exercise is to incorporate fun activities in to your every day life. We will help to start you off in a safe environment and raise awareness as to what is available in the area.
How do I take part?
Firstly, you need to get in contact with your GP who will ask you to complete a 'Patient Referral Form'. If you are successful in your referral from you GP, Practice Nurse or Consultant, you can then contact one of our on-site exercise referral and weight management specialists to arrange your initial consultation.
Please call 01483 443355 to arrange your appointment with one of our referral specialists. You will need to bring your 'Patient Referral Form' with you on your first visit.
How much does the scheme cost?
The initial registration fee is £15.00. This includes a free assessment and induction with regular monitoring over your 12 week plan from an exercise referral specialist. You will then have access to Guildford Spectrum Gym & Spa, with the option of 2 payment methods:
1. £60 for 12 weeks.
2. £3.90 per visit as a pay as you go option.
Throughout the 12 week programme you can attend the gym:
- Monday - Friday 6.30am - 4pm
- Saturday and Sunday 12pm - 6pm
Throughout your visits there will be an exercise referral specialist on hand to support you through your programme.
Cardiac Rehabilitation referrals are also taken at Spectrum Gym. We run fully supervised and instructor led cardiac rehabilitation sessions with a Cardiac Rehabilitation specialist. Our sessions run on a Wednesday 14.30-15.30 (new referrals to phase 4) and Maintenance classes on Wednesdays 15.30-16.30 and Fridays 09.30-10.30 and 10.30-11.30.
How do I find out more?