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Exercise Referral Scheme

The Exercise Referral Scheme is run by Blaby District Council in partnership with East Leicestershire & Rutland CCG, Leicestershire County Council, Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport, GP Practices and other Health Care Professionals.

It offers people who are currently inactive, and who have a medical condition that could benefit from physical activity the opportunity to participate in physical activity sessions.

The scheme is 12-weeks and allows participants to:

  • Get a special rate
  • Take part in exercise at a convenient venue in the local community
  • Exercise under the guidance of qualified exercise professionals

The 12-week programme offers clients ongoing encouragement and support to make the first steps in becoming more active on a regular basis.

Activity options include the gym, free health walks and community exercise classes and are based at different locations/times across the district for ease of access.

If you are current physically inactive and would like to be referred onto the scheme, please go to your GP surgery and ask them to make a referral to us on your behalf.

Heart Smart Scheme

The Heart Smart Scheme runs alongside the Exercise Referral Scheme. It is a 16-week Phase IV Cardiac rehabilitation scheme run by Blaby District Council in partnership with Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust hospitals and local GP surgeries.

Heart Smart is targeted at people who are either recovering from heart problems or heart surgery.

To enable individuals to achieve and maintain a health and lifestyle, the programme is there to promote and support individuals to engage in an exercise programme which will assist them in their daily lives.

There are two ways to be referred into the Heart Smart Scheme:

  • Hospital
  • GP

More Information: please contact Blaby District Council, Health and Leisure Services on telephone number 0116 272 7703 or email exercise.referral@blaby.gov.uk