GP Exercise Referral Scheme

Helping you live a healthier and more active life

How can physical activity help me?

Increasing your physical activity can help with a wide range of illnesses and health problems. It can help reduce your chance of getting heart disease, cancer and chronic back pain, as well as obesity, hypertension and diabetes. It can also help improve your mental state in helping with depression, anxiety, low self-esteem by boosting confidence and reducing the impact of stress-related illnesses

What is the GP Referral Exercise Scheme?

The team here at Ramada can help you live a healthier and more active life if you have longstanding health conditions and you are aged 18 years or older. We offer a range of weekly classes, gym programmes and wet side facilities for anyone who lives a sedentary or physically inactive lifestyle consisting of less than 150 minutes of activity per week with a long standing health condition or illness.

If you think you will benefit from the scheme and live in the south Kesteven District area please make an appointment with your GP or practice nurse.

About the Scheme

To start the scheme you must be referred from your GP or Practice nurse. They will complete GP referral forms with you and then send them to us. To start the scheme there is a fee of £31.50, the patient, or client as we like to call them are responsible for this payment.

The scheme is for 12 weeks and the client has access to all of the health club facilities. Our facilities include;

  • 31 Station Air Conditioned Gym
  • Fitness studio
  • 15m indoor heated swimming pool
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Some clients with certain health conditions may not be able to use all the facilities listed above . All clients referred to the exercise referral scheme will be expected to part take in physical exercise.

Once we have received the referral form from the GP we will contact the client to arrange an initial appointment, the initial appointment will be the date the 12 weeks scheme will start.

What to expect on the initial appointment:

We will welcome you in to our club and show you around, you will then need to complete some forms and record your weight, height, BMI and blood pressure with one of our GP referral qualified staff.  After this short assessment we will create a programme for you in the gym.

After the initial appointment:

You are free to use the facilities as often as you wish, however you must attend at least once a week, to gain the most form the referral scheme you should be aiming to attend three to four times a week, health dependant. A qualified instructor will always be on hand to answer any questions or queries.

Six week appointment:

At this stage you hopefully be ready for a revised programme, we will also record your weight and stats as per the initial appointment.

Final Appointment:

Once close to the end of the 12 week scheme we will contact you to arrange this appointment. For a final time we will record your weight and stats, if the GP has requested it we will inform the GP of any ramifications of your improved lifestyle. After the conclusion of the scheme we offer a reduced rate of membership.

If you have any queries please contact the club on 01400 250909