Exercise Referral and Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV

The Teignbridge Leisure Referral Schemes are designed to help people become more active more often, and therefore experience the many health benefits that can be gained from doing so safely and effectively. You can take part in activity sessions at any Teignbridge Leisure Centres in Teignmouth, Dawlish or Newton Abbot, and also our Walk This Way walking for health scheme.

We appreciate that taking part in the scheme may seem daunting, even though your GP or other healthcare professional has referred you to us. You are welcome to bring along a friend or family member to your first appointment if you are concerned about taking on a new challenge in a new environment. Our staff will welcome you, and do their utmost to support you in achieving your goals.

Your first consultation will be a discussion about your health and medical background, and how we can use our exercise and physical activity options to meet your individual needs. We will measure your blood pressure, waist circumference, height, body composition, and respiratory peak flow. These measures are taken again at the end of the scheme and will be used to assess your progress.

You attend twelve exercise sessions over six to twelve weeks in the gym or exercise studio.  We can discuss more options for during and after your course.  Some of these may be in your local community. Once you have graduated there will be an opportunity for regular reviews to continue to support you.

The programmes are chargeable but include two consultations and twelve exercise sessions.

Your GP will refer you for these sessions, once you have received your referral form please contact us at your local Teignbridge Leisure Centre.