Activity on Referal
We are proudly able to offer an exercise referral programme, which is co-ordinated in partnership with local GP’s surgeries across Northampton.
If you have been inactive for 3 months or more and have a medical condition, you may be entitled to a referral to us from your GP. We have a lot of experience with different types of health conditions and disabilities.
Once you’ve been referred to us, and after an initial consultation, you will receive a safe and effective prescribed 12-week exercise programme, designed specifically for you and your condition(s). You will complete your programme each week at our Activity on Referral classes, at The Wellness Studio, supervised by our team.
Our small group Activity on Referral classes are accessible, friendly, and non-intimidating. You’re likely to be together with people with similar conditions, who can often be a huge support too
You will be monitored throughout your 12-week programme to ensure you achieve the best results possible and aim to help you alleviate or control the symptoms of your condition.
How do I access this service?
Step 1: Visit your GP. Ask your GP for a referral and they will check to see if you are eligible. If you are, your GP will send us your referral information confidentially.
Step 2: Our instructor will contact you within 14 days of receiving your referral, to arrange a consultation with you at The Wellness Studio.
Step 3: During your consultation, you’ll talk confidentially with one of our highly qualified personal trainers about your condition(s), lifestyle, and goals. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and explain what fees, if any, would be applicable to you. A 12-week programme will be designed specifically for you from this consultation.
Step 4: Select the date you would like your programme to begin, and we will send you a confirmation e-mail to let you know what days and times the Activity on Referral classes are available.
Step 5: Complete your programme. Each week you’ll come into The Wellness Studio and independently work on your programme during the Activity on Referral classes, under the supervision of the trainers at the gym.
Conditions include but are not limited to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, arthritis and many more.
Take advantage of the concessionary membership and speak to your GP today for more information or contact us.
Part of WE-CAN-MOVE
This referral scheme has been developed by Northamptonshire Sport in collaboration with the Macmillan Cancer Recovery Package and Public Health Northamptonshire.
If you would like one-to-one support from an exercise professional you can be referred to us directly by a healthcare professional involved in your care, e.g., your hospital consultant, clinical nurse specialist or GP.
How do I access this service?
Step 1: Speak to your hospital consultant, clinical nurse specialist or GP and ask for a copy of your treatment summary which you will need to bring with you. If you have not been given a treatment summary, a referral form will need to be completed by your healthcare professional. These forms are available on request from AOR@northamptonshiresport.org
Step 2: Email us firstname.lastname@example.org or phone us, and let us know that you have been referred and would like to book an initial consultation.
Step 3: During your consultation, you’ll talk confidentially with one of our highly qualified personal trainers about your condition(s), lifestyle, and goals. They will be able to answer any questions you may have and explain what fees, if any, would be applicable to you.
Step 4: Select the date you would like to begin, and we will send you a confirmation e-mail to let you know what days and times the Cancer Referral sessions and classes are available.
Step 5: Complete your programme. Each week you’ll come into The Wellness Studio and under the supervision of one of our trainers, you will work on your programme.
DID YOU KNOW?
There is lots of evidence that physical activity can help at all stages of a cancer journey, from pre-treatment, to during and after treatment too. Being physically active helps to improve cancer-related fatigue, anxiety and depression, as well as being an important way to protect the heart, lungs and bones. In some cases, being physically active has also been shown to slow the progression of cancer, improve survival and reduce the chance of cancer reoccurring.