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Activity on Referral

'Activity on Referral' is a county wide scheme whereby GP's and Health Professionals can refer physically inactive people onto a tailor-made exercise programme to assist and support them to make healthier lifestyle choices.

How does it work?

If your GP or Health Professional feels your health or medical condition would benefit from you becoming more active, you could be referred to your local leisure facility. A qualified instructor will then prescribe a personal exercise programme for you, which will be carried out under the safe guidance and supervision of qualified instructors.

Who is it for?

To be eligible for the scheme you must be; over the age of 16, inactive, and suffer from a medical condition that would benefit from a programme of exercise. You may qualify for the scheme if you are:


Suffer from Stress or Depression

Have Type 2 Diabetes

Have problems with your Cholesterol

Have a family history of Heart Disease

Are suffering from Impaired Strength or Mobility

Are in the process of Quitting Smoking?

Have a High Blood Pressure

Have a Neurolgical Condition

Getting Referred

If you think you are eligible for the scheme then you need to contact you GP or Practice Nurse and ask about being referred onto the programme.

Once referred onto the scheme by your GP or Practice Nurse you will need to contact your preferred AoR Accredited Leisure Facility (listed below) to book in for a consultation with a fitness instructor. The instructor will carry out some simple health checks, discuss your choice of activities and then write you an exercise programme specific to your goals. The programme will last for 12 weeks and will be under the supervision of trained instructors.

How much does it cost?

There is a small charge to join the scheme. The cost of these sessions will vary depending on which facility you attend. Click here for list of 2017-18 Site Charges

Accredited Activity on Referral Sites

For the full list of Accredited Activity on Referral sites click here

Lodge Park Sport Centre
Corby East Midlands International Swimming Pool

Brooke Weston Fitness

Reach for Health Rehabilitation Centre
Daventry Leisure Centre

East Northamptonshire
The Pemberton Centre
The Nene Centre

Manor Sports Centre

Imperial Court

Kettering Swimming Pool and Expressions Health & Fitness Club
Desborough Sports Centre

Montsaye Community Sports Centre

Danes Camp Leisure Centre
Lings Forum Leisure Centre
Mounts Baths Leisure Centre
Duston Sports Centre

South Northamptonshire
Brackley Centre for Leisure
Towcester Centre for Leisure

Redwell Leisure Centre

Jackie Browne

Sport & Physical Activity Manager

Northamptonshire Sport

01604 366455


01604 366 976

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