Welcome to the Arena Sports Centre’s GP referral scheme, we are excited to be able to offer this fantastic opportunity to introduce a well-structured and supported exercise programme, which will enable you to be confident in continuing to achieve positive results after the initial 10 week course.
Our instructors are qualified in a huge range of conditions including: Diabetes, Arthritis, Obesity, Hypertension, Anxiety, Depression, Joint replacements, Osteoporosis, Stress, COPD, Asthma and Simple mechanical back pain.
Your GP will need to refer you to us, they will send us a referral form and once we have received this one of our fitness staff will contact you to arrange an initial consultation.
The initial 10 week course is £40, this includes:
Your first meeting will be with one of our qualified instructors, who will do a health screen with you, talk about your condition and take you around the gym equipment to familiarise you with the facility. The instructor will also build a basic programme for you to begin your exercise programme. You will need to wear loose comfortable clothing and trainers as you will be using the equipment during this session.
After your initial consultation you will be able to use the gym whenever you want to. The gym always has an instructor working, so you can be confident that if you need some help or advice there will be someone there to assist you.
You will have an attendance record and health screen record that we will keep for you, so you can track the progress you are making over the course.
Twice a week you will have the opportunity to join a free class specifically for the people who are on the GP scheme. These classes will take place in the Fitness Hub separate to the main gym.
These classes will enable you to ask any questions you have, increase and adapt your programme and have another health screen to monitor your improvement. It is also a great way to meet other members who are new to the gym and a part of the same Scheme.
At the end of your 10 week course, you will have a one to one meeting with one of the fitness staff. They will do a final health screen and discuss how you have improved over the course. You will then be able to join the gym to continue to stick to your new exercise programme in the environment that you feel safe and relaxed, knowing that the staff are always there to help if you need it.