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Exercise Referral Scheme

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The Exercise Referral Scheme is a great way for people with long-term conditions to improve their health and increase levels of physical activity.

Your GP will be able to refer you to the scheme if you’re inactive, have a longstanding health condition and/or have a BMI over 30.

All patients are required to attend an initial assessment in the first week, followed by a review assessment in week 12 to measure progress.

Patients will also be given ongoing support to help them increase their weekly activity levels at one of the 2 participating leisure centres.

How to join

Your GP will refer you to the centre of your choice. You’ll then be contacted by the centre to book your initial assessment.

If you’ve chosen to exercise with Everyone Active, your initial assessment will be at Rossmore, although you can use all 3 Everyone Active centres after that.

After you’ve attended your initial assessment, you’ll be able to access a wide range of activities, both within the leisure centre and a community setting.

Participating centres

Everyone Active

Rossmore Leisure Centre

Herbert Avenue, Parkstone, Poole BH12 4HR

Telephone: 01202 738 787.

Ashdown Leisure Centre

Adastral Road, Poole BH17 8RE

Telephone: 01202 604 224.

Poole (Dolphin) Leisure Centre

This centre is available for low-risk scheme members. Your referral co-ordinator can give you more details.

Activities available at Everyone Active centres

After your initial assessment you’ll be able to participate in:

  • supported gym sessions
  • free swim sessions for those aged 60 and over
  • recycled teenager classes
  • stretch and relax classes
  • aqua aerobics classes
  • back support classes
  • swimming
  • stoke support classes
  • health walks
  • pilates classes
  • easy salsa classes
  • aqua-gym sessions
  • healthy heart classes
  • easy circuit classes.

The Junction Sports and Leisure Centre

Station Approach, Broadstone Dorset BH18 8AX

Telephone: 01202 777 766.

Activities available at the Junction

After your initial assessment at The Junction, you’ll be able to participate in:

  • fitness classes including aqua classes
  • gymnasium sessions
  • public/adults only swimming sessions.

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