The Wellness Club is for those who have been recommended or referred by a medical professional to exercise under the supervision of a qualified exercise professional to help improve an existing medical condition.

exercise referral

It is now widely accepted that regular, appropriate physical activity/exercise is beneficial to health in a variety of ways and exercise referral has now become an established method of not only promoting physical activity/exercise to individuals and as a means of improving health and wellbeing, but also of encouraging habitual participation for long term benefits.

The effects of regular activity/exercise on health:

  • Decreased risk of coronary heart disease
  • Delayed development of hypertension (high blood pressure)
  • Decreased risk of cancer of the colon
  • Reduced risk of developing type ii diabetes (niddm)
  • Normal functioning of joints and muscles
  • Development and maintenance of peak bone mass
  • A reduced risk of falls in the elderly
  • Possibility of reducing body fat levels
  • Reduction in symptoms of depression and anxiety
  • An improvement in ‘health related quality of life’ by enhancing psychological wellbeing

 (Chief Medical Officer’s White Paper, 2004, Choose Health)

Conditions that are referred:

We have many referrals to the Wellness Club for many different reasons. Here are a few we have had referred to us:

  • Obesity/weight problems
  • Hypertension
  • Parkinson’s
  • Disease
  • Depression/Stress/Anxiety
  • Knee Rehabilitation
  • Pulmonary Respiratory Disease/Asthma/COPD
  • Diabetes
  • Back Pain
  • MS
  • Hip Rehabilitation
  • Coronary Heart Disease (Bravehearts Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation).
  • Osteoporosis
  • Arthritis

My healthcare professional has referred me to the wellness club at Woking leisure centre. What do I do next?:

On being referred to the programme you will be given a referral form from your healthcare professional that you must bring along to your first appointment with your exercise referral consultant. 

Call us here at Woking Leisure Centre and we will book you in for your first appointment 01483 7771122