Activity for Health
This is a scheme established in conjunction with our colleagues in the NHS. The
scheme assists people to become more active and promotes the benefits of an active
Who is the Scheme Aimed At?
In general terms, increased activity levels will benefit any individual falling
into one or more of the following categories:
- Sedentary lifestyle (inactive)
- High cholesterol level
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Musculo/skeletal disorders (e.g. arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain)
- Coronary Heart Disease/Angina
- Family history of Coronary Heart Disease
- Anxiety/mild depression/stress/low self esteem
How do I become Involved in the Scheme?
Contact your local health professional GP, Practice Nurse, Physiotherapist, Cardiac
Nurse, Dietician, Occupational Health Nurse, Health Visitor, Community Pharmacist
(local chemist) or Mental Health Team and ask about the scheme.
Alternatively you can contact the Activity for Health Officer on 01292 294716
What Happens When I am Referred to the Scheme?
A member of our Health and Fitness Team will arrange an appointment for you to come
and have a relaxed, informal chat about your activity levels and life style. We
will also have a chat about what type of activities might be suitable for you e.g.
Aquatrim, Cardiac Rehabilitation Classes, Keep Fit for Beginners, Pilates, Swimming,
Tai-Chi, Walking, simple home based exercise or one of our many other activities.
We will keep in contact with you throughout your membership to provide you with
assistance, advice and support.
How Much Does It Cost to Join the Scheme?
Nothing - membership of the scheme is absolutely free.
As a member of the Scheme you will receive discounted access to most South Ayrshire
Month 1 - 3
Month 4 - 12
If you have any other questions about the scheme please give us a call on: 01292