Active Referral Exercise Programmes
Positive Activity Referral Scheme (PARS)
The Positive Activity Referral Scheme (PARS) provides a physical activity pathway for individuals and families who are inactive within the Melton Borough. The aim of the scheme is to improve the physical and mental health of clients, by making physical activity and/or sport, a regular part of their lives.
What programmes are available?
Active at Home Programme
A three-month bespoke package of home-based physical activity support and community options, based on individual needs and interests.
Active Swimming Programme
Individuals or families can receive a free six-month swimming pass for Waterfield Leisure Centre. The PADO will monitor the usage of the swimming pass and contact the individual/family regularly to check their progress.
Active Gym Programme
A free, twelve-week gym and physical activity taster programme at Waterfield Leisure Centre. There will be a small group, led by a personal trainer. The group will learn how to use gym equipment and try exercise classes in a beginner-friendly environment.
Active Community Programme
A free, twelve-week outdoor and group-based class. The classes will be led by an instructor and involve walking, outdoor games, and circuit-based exercises.
Active Classes Programme
A 12-week reduced pay and play membership at Waterfield Leisure Centre. Each class will cost £2 per activity. The classes available: Aqua Fit, Forever Fit, Body Balance, Yoga and Swimming.
What are the benefits?
- Promote and improve understanding of physical activity.
- Improve self-efficacy and reduce anxiety towards sport and physical activity.
- Provide opportunities to access free/subsidised sport and physical activity.
- Enhance community physical activity provision.
- Promote long-term sustainability of sport and physical activity participation.
- Develop appreciation for green open spaces and caring for the environment.
- Once participants' fitness has improved, active travel can be encouraged.
Who is eligible?
1. Referrals MUST be inactive i.e. not taking part in any sport or physical activity.
2. Referrals must be an adult (16+) or a family.
3. Referrals would improve their physical and/or mental health by participating in more physical activity.
4. If referrals have any health conditions or injuries, they must have permission from their doctor to exercise.
Who can refer?
Referrals will be accepted from all support services within the Melton Borough, as well as self-referrals.
How do I refer?
To refer, please complete the attached document below labelled Sport and PA Referral Form. For any queries or for more information, contact Beth Parkinson from the Healthy & Active Communities Team at HealthyActiveCommunities@melton.gov.uk or 07500027377.
Exercise Referral is a selection of physical activity programmes for people with controlled medical conditions, whose health would benefit from being more active. Each programme helps people to be active in a safe environment and manage the symptoms of their condition.
What programmes are available?
- Personal Training - 12 weeks 1-1 bespoke personal training sessions (1 per week) with our exercise referral coach at Goodlife Gym in Melton Mowbray. Bespoke programmes to suit your likes and dislikes and work with you to achieve your goals.
- Aqua Fit - A fun class based session in the pool at Waterfield Leisure centre with our qualified Exercise referral coach 12 week course.
- Active Community Programme (as in PARS)
- Seated Exercise - A 12 week course of seated exercise at Waterfield Leisure Centre led by an exercise referral qualified instructor.
Who is eligible?
- Over 16 years of age
- Inactive (typically less than 30 minutes physical activity a week)
- Compliant with any medication they are taking
- Ready and willing to change their behaviour
- Diagnosed with one or more medical conditions
Please speak to a Health Practitioner for more information, or alternatively complete the referral form.
Our Active Referral Exercise Programme is a tailored physical activity programme aimed at using exercise to support individuals with specific medical conditions. A medical professional refers a client to our 12 week exercise programme. These sessions are supervised by a qualified instructor. There are two locations for referral are; Waterfield Leisure Centre - Aqua Referral and Goodlife Health Club – Gym based
Clients will be contacted either by telephone or post to be booked in for a face-to-face consultation. Within the consultation the instructor will explain the process of the programme and take some baseline measurements. These are taken at the start and end of the programme.
The client will then have weekly sessions either in a small group or on a one-to-one basis depending on the location of physical activity. On completion of the programme the instructor will explain the exit routes for physical activity within the community. This is so that clients can continue to improve their health.
Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation
Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation is a tailored physical activity programme for patients who have undergone a cardiac event or cardiac surgery. A medical professional refers a client to our 16 week exercise programme. These sessions are supervised by a qualified instructor and take place at Waterfield Leisure Centre - Group Studio Based.
Clients will be contacted either by telephone or post to be booked in for a face-to-face consultation. Within the consultation the instructor will explain the process of the programme and take some baseline measurements. These are taken at the start, mid-point and at the end of the programme.
The client will then have weekly sessions in a small group. On completion of the programme the instructor will explain the exit routes for physical activity within the community. This is so that clients can continue to improve their health.
Steady Steps (Falls Prevention)
An exercise programme proven to help over 65's develop strength, balance and mobility, and ultimately prevent falls.
These free sessions run weekly for 24 weeks and are relaxed, fun and social. They are designed to help those whom have suffered a fall, or are at an increased risk of falls, and who might also find themselves socially isolated.
Our Steady Steps classes run as step two on our Falls Prevention Pathway, and therefore have initial assessments that must be completed before commencing, in order to assess participants eligibility.
People may be eligible for the Steady Steps programme if they are aged over 65, are at risk of falling (e.g. have a high fear or falling or poor balance) or have fallen less than three times in the past 12 months.