Good Boost programme

The Good Boost programme encourages participants to take part in low intensity water activities to manage health conditions and improve your health and wellbeing. 


People poolside using iPads in Good Boost session

How it works

Good Boost is a non-instructor led personalised pool programme, where each participant is set a range of activities based on the medical details you provide.

When you attend a session, we will give you a tablet computer for you to create an account. Once you have entered your details, a pool programme will be tailored to your health needs. You'll then follow this programme each session, using the tablet provided.

Sessions may include exercises such as running punches, ankle touches, hamstring curls, shoulder circles, for example - but these will be tailored to you based on your health condition.

Is it for me?

The programme is suitable for people with musculoskeletal conditions that affect the joints, bones and muscles, for example:

  • osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, gout.
  • osteoporosis, osteopenia and associated fragility fractures, traumatic fractures.
  • sarcopenia.
  • back and neck pain, fibromyalgia and other inflammatory diseases.

Other conditions may also benefit from the water based programme.

How much does it cost?

If you are on the 12-week GP referral programme, the Good Boost sessions cost just £1.10 per session. You can speak to an instructor to book you on to the Good Boost programme, or pay at the centre on arrival.

If you are not on the GP referral programme, but think you would benefit from the Good Boost programme, each session costs £6.00 or £4.40 for adult/senior concessions. Sessions are free for those on a Platinum or Silver memberships.

Participating centres

See the timetable below for participating centres and session times.  For consistency, we advise you to attend the same centre each week to follow your personalised programme.

Centres participating in the programme
Centres Day Time
Alsop Tuesday 7.15pm to 8pm
Alsop Friday 9.30am to 10.30am
*Aquatics Friday 12pm to 1pm
Ellergreen Monday 3.30pm to 4.30pm

*Attendance at Aquatics Centre is via the GP referral scheme only.