Activity on Referral
We are now proud to offer an exercise referral scheme here at the Fitness Without Boundaries in partnership with the local surgeries a cross Northampton. If you have been inactive for 3 months and have a medical condition you may be entitled to a referral. Here you will receive a safe and effective prescribed exercise programme, designed specifically for you and your condition(s). Here at Fitness without Boundaries we have a lot of experience with different types of Health issues and disabilities.
You will be monitored throughout your 12 week programme to ensure optimal results are achieved and help control the symptoms of your condition. At our Wellness Gym we offer small group sessions so that you don’t feel to intimidated and we try to get you with people who have a similar conditions so that you can chat with and have something in come.
The steps below are how to join us at Fitness Without Boundaries.
Step 1: Visit your GP. Ask your GP for a referral and they will check to see if you are eligible.
Step 2: Our instructor will contact you within 14 days to book a consultation once the referral form has been received.
Step 3: Attend consultation. This is where your lifestyle choices are discussed, any questions answered and basic non-invasive fitness assessments are carried out and your payment options explained.
Step 4: Select a date you want your programme to begin and get an email sent to you about what time your slot is.
Conditions include but are not limited to diabetes, hypertension, obesity, arthritis and many more. Take advantage of the concessionary membership and speak to your GP today for more information or contact
It has been developed by Northamptonshire Sport in collaboration with the Macmillan Cancer Recovery Package, Public Health Northamptonshire and leisure providers who also support ‘Activity on Referral’.
There is lots of evidence that physical activity can help at all stages of the cancer pathway, from pre-treatment to during and after treatment. Being physically active helps to overcome cancer-related fatigue, anxiety and depression, while protecting the heart, lungs and bones. In some cases, being physically active has also been shown to slow the progression of cancer, improve survival and reduce the chance of cancer reoccurring.
Did you know?
- Women who are physically active have a 20-30% lower risk of breast cancer
- If you are physically active you have a 30-40% lower risk of developing cancer of the colon
- In the UK, about 3.4% of all breast cancers and 5.3% of colon cancers are caused by inactivity
HOW CAN I ACCESS THE PROGRAMME?
If you would like one to one support from an exercise professional you can be referred to the exercise referral programme directly by a healthcare professional involved in your care, e.g.: your hospital consultant, clinical nurse specialist or GP.
They will provide you with a copy of your treatment summary which you will need to take with you to your preferred site. If you have not given a treatment summary, a referral form will need to be completed by
your healthcare professional – available on request from:
All you do next is contact one of the three sites and make an appointment for your initial consultation.
Wellness gym is located at:
Lodge Farm Community Centre, Crestwood Road, Northampton NN3 8JJ