HOW DO I GET STARTED?
You will have an initial consultation and we will discuss what you are doing at present. Your sessions will progress gradually to meet your specific needs.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?
If there are no medical recommendations then you will need to have comfortable trainers and comfortable clothing. You will need to bring fluids/water and a towel. If there are medical recommendations this will be discussed during the initial consultation.
WILL I ENJOY IT?
The sessions will be designed around exercises you enjoy. We will build the sessions so you are happy with the intensity you work at and this will also be monitored through varying testing modalities.
SHOULD I CONSULT MY DOCTOR?
If you have any reason to feel you may need to consult your doctor before coming then you should do so. If you have been exercising with no concerns then we will discuss this on your initial consultation.
WHY HAVE I BEEN REFERRED BY MY GP?
Your GP will have informed you of some of the benefits and risks of participating in exercise programmes, your health and medical circumstances can be improved through exercise. If you have any queries about how this could affect your particular medical circumstances, please ask your doctor.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF EXERCISE?
They include improvements in:
- Efficientcy of the heart and better circulation
- Weight management (weight/size)
- Muscle strength and endurance
- Balance and co-ordination
- Stress management
- Joint flexibility
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I ATTEND MY FIRST VISIT?
You will have an initial assessment and we will develop a programme taking your case history, your aims and those of your doctor into account. Please bring with you:
- Any medication you are currently taking
- Inhalers or other medications needed to alleviate asthma or angina
- Comfortable clothing
- Shoes with good support
We will develop a programme tailored to your aims and ability.
As you gain confidence you will be encouraged to develop your fitness levels to suit your individual needs.