“My name is Julie. A 41 year old mum with type 2 diabetes. I joined the gym six months ago through the exercise referral scheme. It has completely changed my life. I have lost 3 stone. My Diabetes is now inactive, no more medication and my cholesterol is now normal. I have more energy than ever before and I feel great! I now have met some great people and this has inspired me to train for next year's 10k race for life. The support, guidance and advice from the gym has been fantastic! I am so glad to have been able to join through the referral. I hope many more would take the chance too.” - Julie, Royston Leisure Centre

I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia in 2014, and the immobility associated with that disability saw my weight increase drastically. I have a family history of Heart Disease and Diabetes, so I decided I wanted to tackle my lack of fitness in the hope that it would reduce my weight and increase my mobility, and reduce the health risks. The individualised personal assessment and the programme designed by Pippa to fit my very limited abilities has definitely improved my muscle strength and I now need my walking stick less on shorter walks and errands. - Julie, North Herts Leisure Centre


  • Asthma
  • C.O.P.D
  • Diabetes
  • fibromyalgia
  • Heart Disease
  • High Blood Pressure
  • High Cholesterol
  • Mental Health Problems
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Skeletal Problems
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteo/ Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Stroke

Exercise on offer

  • Anti-Gravity Treadmill
  • Badminton
  • Belly Dancing
  • Cancer Rehab
  • Cardiac Rehab
  • Chair Based Exercise
  • Exercise to Music
  • FES Bike
  • Gym Sessions
  • Line Dancing
  • Pilates
  • Stroke Rehabilitation
  • Yoga
  • Tap Dancing
  • Available at Selected Centres

Participating Centres

  • Catmose Sports Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Flitwick
  • Hitchin Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Houghton
  • Lifestyles at Knights
  • North Herts Leisure Centre
  • Royston Leisure Centre
  • Lifestyles at Silsoe
  • Lifestyles at Pendleton
  • Stevenage Lifestyles
  • Lifestyles @ Sandy
  • Stevenage Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Tiddenfoot