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Southend exercise referral course – feedback required. Healthy Life Essex

Southend Borough Council is developing a range of exercise referral courses and would like your feedback and suggestions by 20th January so that approved courses can be implemented and delivery can begin as soon as possible.

Below is an overview of the proposed exercise referral programme, to be delivered at the leisure centres in Southend. If you are a resident or provide services in Southend, please read through the following and respond as requested at the end.

Who the Programme is for?

This programme is for adults who are inactive (participating in less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week) and have an existing condition that exercise can improve the management of.  Physical activity could include, for example, walking or gardening.

The individual should have at least one of the following conditions:

    • Hypertension
    • Type 2 diabetes
    • Respiratory conditions (including COPD and asthma)
    • Muscular-skeletal injury
    • Mild / moderate depression or anxiety
    • Body mass index (BMI) 30kg / m2

Proposed Courses:

Each of thefollowing courses last for 12 weeks.  Each course is held on a rolling basis, to enable each person referred by their GP to attend at any time and to avoid waiting until the start of a new course.

 

NAME OF THE PROGRAMME ABOUT THE PROGRAMME LOCATION PROPOSED DISCOUNTED COST PER SESSION
Gym programme

 

This provides a supervised introduction to physical activity.  Depending on the health demands, will determine the amount of one to one sessions available.  Various sessions are available each week.  Each session is for a minimum of 30 minutes. Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre (SLTC)

 

Shoeburyness Leisure Centre (SLC)

 

Chase Sports and Fitness Centre (CSFC)

 

£2.00
Swimming programme Swimming takes some of the impact stress off the body, whilst building endurance, muscle strength and cardiovascular fitness. This takes place during any public swimming session. There is no set time period for a session. Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre (SLTC)

 

Shoeburyness Leisure Centre (SLC)

 

Belfairs Swim Centre (BSC)

£2.00
Water therapy course A form of aerobic endurance and resistance training.  Low intensity, using the aid of water for resistance and stability.  10am every Tuesday.  Each session is for 50 minutes. Belfairs Swim Centre £2.00
Water therapy course A form of aerobic endurance and resistance training.  Low intensity, using the aid of water for resistance and stability.  10am every Thursday.  Each session is for 50 minutes. Belfairs Swim Centre £2.00
Pulmonary course Low intensity circuit which focuses on the use of large muscle groups to move at a steady, rhythmic pace.  This type of exercise works the lungs, to improve endurance.  This helps the body use oxygen more efficiently and with time can improve breathing.  1pm every Tuesday.  Each session is for one hour. Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre £2.00
Cardiac phase 4 beginners course Aimed at people referred from phase three of cardiac rehabilitation.  After the 12 weeks FL will liaise with the hospital to decide on whether the person should attend the intermediate course.  FL are aiming to start in late January, every Monday.  Each session is for 90 minutes. Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre £2.00
Cardiac phase 4 intermediate rehabilitation course A low intensity circuit based class.  A programme designed to improve cardiovascular health.  12:15pm every Friday.  Each session will be for 60 minutes. Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre £2.00
Pain management course Includes a combination of therapies, to focus on back pain.  The sessions provide continuation from physiotherapy at the hospital.  Fusion Lifestyle are aiming to start this in April 2020.  Each session will be for one hour. Southend Leisure and Tennis Centre £2.00

 

Southend Borough Council would like your feedback on the suggested programme. Could you please respond to Kevin Read by email: kevinread@southend.gov.uk by 20th January, answering the following questions:

What other courses you would like to see provided at the leisure centres?

Is £2 per session a reasonable fee?

Do you have any other comments on the programme?

 

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