This a Bracknell Forest Public Health led initiative to get people more active, fitter and more confident to manage their own physical activity. The Prevention and Self-Care budget is funding a pilot of this scheme.
- Provide a coached exercise course for inactive people who are in or are exiting medical, health or lifestyle services.
- Increase fitness and confidence to enable people to access more mainstream or further physical activity.
- To be suitable for any inactive adult and include information on how to exercise and get fit without injury.
- Cover walking, weight bearing exercises and jogging (subject to participant’s ability and health).
- Pick up people that often feel forgotten after exiting a medical, health or lifestyle service.
Project and methods:
People will be recruited by referral from a number of services. The list below is not exhaustive. Referral will be for currently inactive people who wish to become active. We will try to target people who often feel forgotten when exciting services – especially services such as Physio or discharge from hospital where physical activity could greatly increase recovery and reduce further episodes and/or readmission. Referrals will be sent to the provider who will then run 6 (8-10 week) programmes accordingly in different locations across Bracknell Forest.
The classes will safely introduce people to a range of exercises from walking and core exercise to body weight exercise and jogging. The classes will promote basic fitness skills and confidence which will enable people to access more mainstream provision. The service will then actively plan for the participants ‘next steps’ and how they can continue to exercise, whether this be in a group, alone or at a local leisure centre.
Outcomes, measures and expected results:
- Increased confidence
- Increased fitness
- Increased balance
- Increased knowledge of exercise
- Increased knowledge of local opportunities
- Pre & post confidence
- Adherence and attendance of programme
- Pre & post fitness