How do I access the programme?

A Health Professional such as a GP, Nurse or Physiotherapist will be required to complete your referral form and send it to the scheme. Then you will be placed on our waiting list and contacted to book your initial consultation.

What does the programme consist of?

At your first consultation the Exercise Professional will find out a little more about your health history, carry out some basic health checks and discuss a choice of exercise classes that are suitable for you. Once you have started the 16 weeks programme you may attend gym, circuit class or water based exercise. You will be able to contact your Exercise Professional for any advice you require.

Where does this take place?

Classes are available at Newport Leisure Centre, Newport International Sport Village and there are some classes in the community setting.

What are the costs on the scheme?

There is a cost of £2.00 per session during the 16 week programme.  If you wish to attend more than twice a week, there is an option of taking a Leisure membership with Newport Live for additional benefit.

When can I come to the exercise referral classes?

A variety of classes are available during the daytime and evening. So don’t be put off if you work, we will find session times that would be suitable to you. You will be required to attend a minimum of 2 sessions per week with the Exercise Professionals.

Do I need to be fit?

No, exercise can be tailored for different abilities; you will be advised about the level of exercise suitable for you. As a general rule, you should exercise at a moderate intensity that makes you feel slightly warm and increases you’re breathing slightly – you should be able to hold a conversation, it should not hurt. If you have not exercised for a long time, you may find some muscles are little bit stiff for a day or two but, this should stop once you are used to exercising. 

For any further information regarding the exercise referral scheme in Newport please contact Neil Williams on 01633 851588 or