GP Referrals - Exercise for Health

Exercise for Health is a 12-week programme which aims to encourage more people to get active and improve health, medical conditions and life expectancy.


How it works

Make an appointment to see your GP for a consultation. If they think you would benefit from the scheme they will give you a referral form.

Take your referral form to a Lifestyles centre (see participating centres below) and pay the £7.50 induction fee. 

We will book you in with a specialist instructor and issue your membership card - this will be activated on the day of your consultation.

The instructor will ask a few questions and work with you to develop a suitable 12-week fitness plan. They will show you how to use the gym equipment and tell you which classes may be suitable for you to take part in.

During the 12 weeks, you can use the gym for £1 at your chosen centre during GP referral times (see below) and an instructor will be on hand for all sessions to offer support and guidance.

You can swim for free at any Lifestyles pool during public swim times and classes are £1 (see centre pages for swim and class timetables).

What happens after 12 weeks?

It’s up to you! Hopefully over the 12 weeks you’ll feel the benefits of your increased activity levels and want to maintain this as part of your lifestyle.

We offer a number of membership packages that you can join – see our memberships page for details and prices or discuss the options with your fitness instructor.

Participating centres

See the timetable below for participating centres and referral times. 

GP Referral sessions
Centre Day Time
Alsop Monday 17:00-20:00
Alsop Wednesday 17:00-20:00
Alsop Friday 12.30-15:30
Alsop Saturday 08:00-11:00
Aquatics Monday 09:00-11:00
Aquatics Monday 17:00-19:00
Aquatics Tuesday 09:00-11:00
Aquatics Tuesday 17:00-19:00
Aquatics Wednesday 10:00-12:00
Aquatics Wednesday 17:00-19:00
Aquatics Thursday 09:00-11:00
Aquatics Thursday 17:00-19:00
Aquatics Saturday 09:00-11:00
Aquatics Sunday 13:00-15:00
Austin Rawlinson Monday 12:00-14:30
Austin Rawlinson Tuesday 12:30-14:30
Austin Rawlinson Wednesday 12:30-14:30
Austin Rawlinson Thursday 13:00-14:30
Austin Rawlinson Friday 12:00-14:30
Ellergreen Tuesday 08:00-13:00
Ellergreen Thursday 08:00-13:00
Everton Park Monday 08:00-10:00
Everton Park Tuesday 08:00-11:00
Everton Park Wednesday 16:00-19:00
Everton Park Thursday 08:00-11:00
Everton Park Friday 08:00-10:00
Garston Tuesday 09:00-13:00
Garston Thursday 09:30-13:00
Garston Saturday 09:00-13:00
Park Road Tuesday 13:00-15:00
Park Road Thursday 13:00-15:00
Peter Lloyd Monday-Friday Anytime during opening hours
Walton Tuesday 15:00-19:00
Walton Friday 12:00-17:00