Harborough Exercise Referral Scheme

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

The Harborough District Sport & Physical Activity Team are responsible for developing the scheme and create more pathways to provide more residents living in Harborough the opportunity to access the Exercise Referral Scheme. Furthermore, trying to make GP's/Practitioners around Harborough more aware of the scheme so we can use the programme as a way of improving the Health & Wellbeing of our communities.

Exercise Referral is a countywide scheme whereby patients will get referred from their GP's/Practitioners to undertake a 12 week exercise programme at one of our leisure centres or outreach classes located in the Harborough District which aims to improve their medical condition through physical activity.

The scheme allows participants to:

  • Get a special rate at participating leisure centres
  • 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 gym-based, health walks and community exercise classes and are based at different locations/times across the district for ease of access.

How do I gain access to the scheme?

Please speak to your GP to agree if the scheme is suitable for you. Your GP will then refer you to Active Harborough at Harborough District Council who will then process your referral. If you haven't heard about your referral within 4 weeks, please get in touch via email: exercisereferral@harborough.gov.uk


Exercise Referral Classes

We offer a variety of activities across different venues; these include Circuit classes, Gym sessions, Balance exercise groups/ chair based exercise and Pilates. Our sessions are always supervised and friendly you have the option to have an individual gym programme or join as a group to one of our exercise classes. The sessions are suitable for all abilities and can be adapted to your needs

If you require any further information or have any queries, please contact exercisereferral@harborough.gov.uk

olderadults - Other sessions governed by Sport & Health Team Harborough


Harborough Leisure Centre

Day

Class

Time

Monday

GP Referral Group

15:00-16:00

Tuesday

Cardiac & GP Referral

16:00-17:30

Wednesday

GP Referral Group

14:30-15:30

Thursday

GP Referral Group

13:00-14:00

Sunday

GP Referral Group

11:15-12:15


Lutterworth Sports Centre

Day

Class

Time

Monday

Cardiac & GP Referral

15:30-17:00

Thursday

GP Referral/Circuit

12:00-13:00

Friday

GP Referral/Circuit

13:00–14:00

GP referral membership £12 per month for 12 weeks at Harborough & Lutterworth Leisure Centre for Gym, Swim or Class sessions. A continuation of this membership for a further 6 months. Following this, there would be a further concessionary rate for £22 for the 6 months following this.

If you would like to take part just ask your Physiotherapist or GP to refer you and send form to firstcontact@leics.gov.uk


Community Sessions with Liz Adams

Day and Venue

Class

Time and Cost

Monday (Limner Street, Market Harborough)

Health Walk

8:00-9:30 (Free)

Tuesday (Catholic Church Hall, Coventry Road)

Circuit class

18:45-19:45 (£4.00)

Wednesday (Harborough Squash Club, Fairfield Road)

Beginners Circuit & Obesity & Diabetes

10:45-11:45 (£3.50)

Wednesday (Houghton Village Hall)

Cardiac & GP Referral

14:45-15:45 (£3.00)

Thursday (Welland Park Café)

Outdoor circuit

9:15-10:15 (£2.50)


Other Physio-suitable classes

With Lorraine Knight

  • 12 Week subsidy with referral
  • All sessions at Market Harborough Squash Club

Day

Class

Time/Cost

Monday

Pilates

14:30-15:30 (£3.00)

Tuesday

Pilates

11:15-12:15 (£3.00)

Friday

Pilates

14:30-15:30 (3.00)