Exercise Referral Scheme
The Exercise Referral Scheme has been helping people become fitter and more active for more than twenty years.
The scheme is run by Huntingdonshire District Council in partnership with Cambridgeshire County Council Public Health Team to help improve the health of the community and promote active healthy lifestyles.
Exercise Referral is suitable for anyone who will benefit from exercise to help in the rehabilitation, treatment and prevention of certain medical conditions.
For example: • Heart Conditions • Diabetes (Type 1 & 2) • Depression/Anxiety • High Blood Pressure • Obesity (BMI > 30) • Asthma • Cancer • Musculo-skeletal (including arthritis)
You can benefit from a personalised 12 week programme. The programmes are designed to meet individual needs and may include gym based exercises, walking, swimming, exercise classes, cycling and other activities.
Please speak to one of our Doctors if you are interested in this scheme.
Exercise Referral Scheme Information
Physio Advice & Self Referral (Dynamic Health - previously Physio Direct)
DynamicHealth provide specialised services for patients aged 16 years and over living with or experiencing problems from muscles, nerves and joints. The team deliver a highly effective, evidence based and sustainable NHS service. Contact them from the following link: http://www.eoemskservice.nhs.uk/ or by telephone on 0300 555 0123 or 0300 555 0210.
If you are living with pain due to your joints, muscles or nerves then you can access NHS Physiotherapy advice and treatment directly from DynamicHealth, provided by Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust. To find out more, simply visit the website linked above. They also have a Facebook and Twitter page.
Huntingdonshire Health Walks
This Health Walk scheme provides FREE led walks every day, Monday to Friday across Huntingdonshire and is part of the national initiative ‘Walking for Health’.
We also offer weekend and evening walks from Spring to Autumn.
Are you looking for a way to feel fitter and healthier but unsure where to start? Then get started the right way with our RightStart classes. We offer four different levels of group exercise classes from chair-based to circuit style catering for all ages and abilities.
Classes are fun, friendly and taught by qualified instructors registered at a minimum of Level 2 on the Register of Exercise Professionals. All classes are suitable for people wanting to exercise for the first time or returning to exercise after a medical condition. Classes cost from £3.50 per session and run at venues across the district.
Right Start Leaflet
There is a new Walking Football Session being held weekly in Huntingdon.
It is a fun, light-hearted session held every Saturday morning at Jubilee Park, PE28 2NR and is open to all-ages and both male and female "footballers" are welcome!
Walking Football Poster
Walking Football Leaflet
Wheelchair Racing Club needs new members
The club meets at Peterborough athletic track on Wednesday 6-7pm. The cycle club are also there at same time. Sessions the £2 per session. No experience needed and equipment is provided, all you need is a bike helmet. There is no expectation and no judgement, it’s just for fun or heading straight to the top. Come and have a go!
The sessions have been set up by Ian Nolan from Nene Valley Harriers, who also runs the Special Needs Athletics Group, with support from England Athletics, Inspire Peterborough, Vivacity Disability Sports and Living Sport. For more information email Coach Ian Nolan on firstname.lastname@example.org.