Exercise Referral Schemes At Brunel Fitness Centre

At Brunel Fitness Centre we offer a variety of Exercise Referral schemes that can be utilised through either a GP referral or self-referral.

These schemes target fitness, health, and lifestyle improvements of individuals currently suffering from medical conditions that have interrupted their current levels of mobility or function.

With a range of Exercise Referral schemes available including Active Choices, Escape Pain, and Staying Steady, please find further information below on what

initiative would be suitable for you!

 

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What Is Active Choices?

The scheme offers you support in developing an activity routine to help improve your health. The specially trained instructors understand which exercise are safe and appropriate for people with a range of health conditions. Bristol City Council run the scheme and it is supported by a number of leisure centres across the city.

What Does The Scheme Involve?

Participants on the scheme have an induction with an Exercise Referral qualified instructor. Participants receive a 12 week plan of physical activity that is appropriate to their ability, and are supervised an supported throughout the 12 week scheme. Once the 12 weeks have been completed the instructor provides different options to participants to help them continue being regularly active.

What Is Escape Pain?

ESCAPE-pain stands for Enabling Self-management and Coping with Arthritic Pain using Exercise. It is an evidence-based, cost effective, group rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain, that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant.

What Does The Scheme Involve?

ESCAPE-pain is a group rehabilitation programme for people with chronic joint pain that integrates educational self-management and coping strategies with an exercise regimen individualised for each participant. It helps people understand their condition, teaches them simple things they can help themselves with, and takes them through a progressive exercise programme so they learn how to cope with pain better. 

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What Is Staying Steady?

Staying Steady is a programme of strength and balance classes to help build strength, walk steadily and lower your risk of falling. A Staying Steady class could help you if you’re feeling unsteady when moving around, are worried about falling or are less mobile than you’d like to be. 

What Does The Scheme Involve?

Classes are led by instructors who can adapt the exercises to suit you, so you can exercise safely with support from experts. Each class lasts for an hour where you’ll be taken through exercises that can be done either seated or standing.  During the class you might be using equipment such as bands, balls and hoops, which are provided. At the end of the class you’ll be given some information about exercises to do at home. People are also welcome to stay for a cup of tea and a chat after a class, where you can learn more about organisations and activities in your area that can help you stay active and independent.