The Elmbridge GP referral scheme is run by Places Leisure on behalf of Elmbridge Borough Council.
The classes available are as follows:
Exercise referral classes
Location: Xcel leisure complex, Waterside Drive, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2JG
Monday: 1.30pm - 2.30pm Cardiac rehab circuits
Tuesday: 11.45am - 12.25pm Cardiac rehab indoor cycling
Thursday: 9.30am - 10.25am Cancer and cardiac circuits
Friday: 12noon - 1pm Cardiac rehab circuits
3.30pm - 4.15pm Cardiac rehab indoor cycling
Please note that with effect from Monday 13 January 2020, the cardiac rehab circuit classes at 9.30am and 10.40am will no longer be running and have been replaced with a cardiac rehab circuits class at 1.30pm.
Location: Walton Community Centre, Manor Road, Walton-on-Thames, KT12 2PB
Strength and balance classes
Monday: 10am - 11am and 11am to 12noon
Thursday: 10.45am to 11.15am
* Session types explained
Cardiac Rehab: a group exercise class with a group warm up followed by a circuit where you will be on each work station for a minute, followed by a group cool down.
Circuits: A group exercise class where gym equipment (eg treadmill, bike) is used as part of the circuit
- Strength and balance class aimed at those worried about falling. Improve strength and balance in a friendly, relaxed and supportive group. Mainly standing exercises.
Note: All circuit classes have been designed specifically for cardiac rehab and to accommodate a vast number of referral reasons. The circuit can be adjusted to make each exercise easier or harder as appropriate or have an alternative exercise substituted where required.
How can the exercise referral scheme help you?
Exercise has been shown to:
reduce the risk of heart disease and osteoporosis
manage weight, diabetes and depression
lower blood pressure, cholesterol and stress levels
increase muscle strength and joint flexibility
improve self esteem and general mood
Joining the scheme