Excellent course - helped us to understand the importance of fitness. Nigel and Phil have helped everyone individually and understood everyone’s needs.

Community Groups

Community Groups

Activity Referral

What is it and what does it do?

Rivers’ Activity Referral programme is aimed at treating people who are experiencing:

  • Cardiac Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Stress/Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Osteoarthritis/Osteoporosis
  • Obesity/Overweight
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Neurological Condition
  • Fibromyalgia

We work with local GP’s and Health Professionals who refer patients to a 12 week programme run by qualified exercise and health professionals based at Rivers’ Leisure centres.


The Programme

This 12 week programme runs 1.5 hours each week with the session being divided into two. These sessions are friendly and informal to offer support and motivation to the group. The first half of the class looks at the attendee’s personal food and exercise diaries and discussions take place on ways to improve their lifestyle though healthy eating and exercise.

This is followed by a discussion on a weekly exercise topic and if, where and how they can fit it into their own lives. Individual targets may be set with the instructor. A health check is also completed at week 1, 7 and 12. The second half of the session is light exercise designed for the needs of the group.

What are the benefits?
  • To motivate people into changing their lifestyle to include an increase in physical activity and a healthy diet
  • To improve mobility, mental health and well being
  • To make new friends
What can be done afterwards?

Once the course has finished the participants are encouraged to continue with their lifestyle improvements, Rivers offer a wide range of activities to suit all needs including swimming and exercise classes. For more information on what we have to offer please browse our website.


Please remember your GP, practice nurse or community health professional need to refer you to this programme. For more information about the programme and for course dates please contact the Fitness Manager Nigel Grundy:

Phone: 07794 417 084
Email: nigelg@wychavonleisure.co.uk.

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