“I got onto the GP Referral Scheme through the charity group MIND-BLMK, this is a charity that helps me with my mental health. The scheme has helped me in so many ways, it has helped me lose weight, helped with my 4 mental health issues, it has helped me work off the anger, tension, frustration and it has helped keep my split personality disorder in check. This has helped me so much more than the mental health team had done. It has also helped with my physical disability, it has enable me to come to terms with my physical walking disability, which means I have to use a wheelchair most of the time. Since starting the scheme I can now stand up straight with my crutches and walk around the gym to complete my programme. I’ve been able to strengthen my good leg which means I have got some of my balance back when I’m standing. The scheme has helped with my diabetes as well. It has allowed me to reduce my insulin intake and even my diabetes nurse has commented on what a positive effect this has had on my body. I hope this helps you see how much the GP Referral scheme helps people like me out.” - Ray, Saxon Pool & Leisure Centre.

"Florence started her referral in February 2018, followed by another assessment in April and then June and November. Florence has been following personalised gym workout routine, pilates classes and aqua aerobics to help with shoulder pain management, hypertension and weight loss. Her BMI has gone from 36.1 to 33.9. Florence continues to be a member at HRLC and attends regular reviews to support her lifestyle changes." - Houghton Regis Leisure Centre.

"Valerie started her referral in August 18 and finished with 12 weeks consultation in November 18. She feels her thyroid problem is managed better now and is getting results from exercise. Now living a healthier lifestyle as a result of the scheme, Valerie continues to be a member at the Leisure Centre and says contact with her consultant was easy and helpful, and would recommend the scheme to others." - Houghton Regis 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
  • North Herts Leisure Centre
  • Royston Leisure Centre
  • Lifestyles at Silsoe
  • Lifestyles at Pendleton
  • Stevenage Lifestyles
  • Stevenage Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Sandy
  • Stevenage Swimming Centre
  • Lifestyles @ Tiddenfoot