GP referral

About the physical activity referral programme

A physical activity referral is an exercise programme that your GP or healthcare professional can refer you to at your local leisure centre - an Active Health membership includes an initial consultation where a trained exercise professional will tailor a programme to your needs, to help you become more active.

  • you will receive a one-to-one consultation initially, followed by regular email or telephone contact and reviews at both six and 12 weeks
  • we will work with you to set goals and monitor progress to help you get the best from your chosen activity
  • after your 12 week review we will encourage you to exercise independently but you will still benefit from the concessionary pricing structure
  • throughout the programme, activities within our leisure centres will be charged at a concessionary rate

Specialist classes available through Active Health

The benefits of Active Health

A physical activity referral will benefit you if you currently undertake no or very little physical activity.

Benefits reported by clients who have completed the 12 week programme:

  • weight loss or shape change
  • improved overall health and wellbeing
  • improved sleep and reduced stress
  • improved mood
  • improved mobility and ability to enjoy life more
  • increased fitness and energy levels
  • reduced blood pressure and/or cholesterol levels
  • improved confidence
  • reduction in visits to GP

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Testimonials from Active Health clients:

I have noticed my joints are more mobile. The class has motivated me to do more exercise and try to delay or avoid surgery

I am a much fitter and happier person. The staff are amazing and understand my needs.

Still have a question? For further guidance you can either check the frequently asked questions below, contact the local Hub coordinator (details below) or

Contact details

Active Health is managed by our four local area Hub coordinators:

West Wiltshire: Rich Latham 07554 243313 or

North Wiltshire: Kate Murphy 07554243689 or  

Central Wiltshire: Sally Phillips 07799 074312 or

South Wiltshire: Chris Hanlon 07824 335780 or