Exercise Safely

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What exactly is it?

Exercise safely is a FREE 12-week exercise programme designed around your personal needs. When we receive your referral one of our friendly advisors will call you to discuss our service, ask you a few quick questions, and book you a one to one appointment with a Health Improvement Lifestyle Officer. At your one to one we will discuss any medical conditions you have and then create a personalised exercise plan for you to enjoy based on what you have told us.

You are then free to use any Brio Leisure centre including gym and pools. But don’t worry, if you’d like a bit of extra help, or fancy trying something new there are trained staff who are able to give you support and advice when you come in. We’ll also be in contact during your programme to find out how you are getting on and offer any further help and support you may need.

For those that don’t qualify for the Exercise Safely programme, we also have our own Be Active scheme that you may still be eligible for, offering you a discounted Brio membership as well as personally tailored fitness support by the Gym staff.

Frequently Asked QuestionsOpen

Where will my referral take place?

We have venues across Cheshire West & Chester. We’ll find the most convenient one for you for your initial one to one, but after that you are free to use whichever Brio site you like.

Will the Health Improvement Lifestyle Officer be with me each time I come to the centre?

They won’t see you every time you come, but there are staff available specifically for Cheshire Change Hub users to speak to in the gym

What should I wear to my appointment?

During your first visit you will be using the equipment in the gym, so come in some loose clothing and a pair of trainers or comfortable shoes.

My health has prevented me doing some activities in the past, is that a problem?

No, our staff provide an individual exercise plan for everyone who comes to us and will work with you to create something suitable for your needs. Ask your GP to refer you and we can get started!

Is there a waiting list?

We will call you as soon as we receive your referral and find a convenient time for you to come in and see us, your one to one usually happens within 2 weeks of your initial call.

Can my carer come with me?

Yes! Your carer is more than welcome to come with you at no cost, to help you during your time with us.

Can I bring my guide dog?

Yes, guide dogs are welcome at all our sites.


Am I eligible for the GP Exercise Safely service

Are you a resident or registered with a GP within Cheshire West & Chester?

Yes
No

Am I eligible for the GP Exercise Safely service

Are you aged 18 or over?

You are not eligible

Cheshire Change Hub services are only available to residents of Cheshire West and Chester, or those registered with GP’s in the area.

You may be able to find similar services in your own area, and we also have some general information which may be of interest to you.

Advice
Be Healthy

Am I eligible for the GP Exercise Safely service?

Are you registered as having any of the following?

  • Learning disability
  • Physical disability
  • Enduring mental health condition
  • Type 2 diabetes

You are eligible

Can I refer myself?No, a GP needs to refer you to Cheshire Change Hub.

On a GPs referral you will receive:

  • 12 weeks FREE membership including use of gyms and swimming pools
  • A one-to-one session at a leisure centre
  • A personally tailored programme by a specialist Health Improvement Lifestyle Officer
  • On completion of 12 week programme, you’ll be eligible for a discounted 1 month Brio membership at £20

Am I eligible for the GP Exercise Safely service

Are you registered as having any of the following?

  • Type 1 diabetes
  • Osteoporosis
  • Hypertension

You are eligible

Can I refer myself?No, a GP needs to refer you to Cheshire Change Hub.

On a GPs referral you will receive the Active Always service from Brio Leisure:

  • 12 weeks discounted leisure membership including use of gyms and swimming pools
  • A one-to-one session at a leisure centre
  • A personally tailored programme by a specialist Active Always practitioner

You are not eligible

You are not eligible for this scheme BUT you can still get help and support from Cheshire Change Hub, contact us today to find out more information.

Find Out More
Call 0300 777 0033

Can I refer myself

No, your GP will need to refer you for this service

Speak to your GP to find out about a referral

Speak to your GP to find out about a referral