Health and fitness
NHS Get fit for free - The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active.
Lets Ride - Prefer cycling? Information on bike friendly routes and different groups you could join.
Prefer swimming? See below for local pool information in Southampton and Portsmouth
iPrescribe Exercise is a free, evidence-based iOS app which analyses the user's health and produces a personalised 12 week physical activity programme that gradually helps you to increase your activity levels.
NHS fitness studio
Take your pick from 24 instructor-led videos in aerobics, strength and resistance, pilates and yoga categories.
Workouts have been created by fitness experts and range from 10 minutes to 45 minutes.
Southampton exercise referral scheme
The Get Active programme has been designed to offer a structured health & wellbeing programme for adults in Southampton who meet certain referral criteria. These criteria are:
- You do less than 30 minutes of activity which leaves you out of breath, five times per week.
- You have a medical condition.
Portsmouth exercise referral scheme
Ask your GP, consultant, nurse or physiotherapist for a referral form. All you’ll pay to join the scheme is a £7 welcome fee. For this you’ll to get an hour’s consultation to explore your medical history, followed by a personalised 12-week programme of discounted indoor and outdoor activities. It’ll be a mix of referral-specific classes, complemented by mainstream sessions in the gym, pool or studio, and possibly some exercises you can do at home.
Other exercise in Southampton
Active Nation - Exercise and group activities across varied locations including Bitterne leisure Centre, Chamberlayne sports centre, Woodmill outdoors activity centre and The Quays swimming complex.
The Sporting Memories Association - Weekly group meetings, discussions and light physical activities. A club in Southampton and Eastleigh.
My Journey Southampton - Useful walking and cycling groups and route ideas, local to Southampton. Followed by a cuppa and a chat!
Woolston Community Centre - Classes including yoga, box-fit, taekwondo and ladies keep fit.
Lordshill Community Association - A variety of classes and groups including yoga, taekwondo and line dancing.
Oaklands Community Pool - Over 70 sessions open to the community over a main pool and learner pool.
Places Leisure Eastleigh (formally Fleming Park) - Swimming, aquafit and several gym based classes eg Body pump.
Red Lodge Community Pool - A wide range of sessions from swimming lessons to pool parties, fun sessions, lane swims, general public swimming and aqua fit. Based in Bassett.
Other exercise in Portsmouth
Aqua Silver Exercise Classes - The Oasis swimming pool at Queen Alexandra Hospital holds a group called 'Aqua Silver'. You can self-refer to this programme of water based exercises and classes are for anyone with a musculoskeletal condition, such as RA.
Southsea lifestyle - Get Fit for 2019 - If you want to make 2019 the year you get fitter and healthier what’s the best form of regular exercise for you?
Fratton Community Centre - The community centre is made up of a gym, sports hall, and various sized rooms available to hire throughout the week
Havelock Community Centre - Our goal is to improve the opportunities available for the people in our community by providing help, support, services and facilities.
Buckland Community Centre - Our aim is to provide facilities for education, recreation, social welfare and leisure time occupation to all of the local community
The Drayton Centre, Portsmouth - hosts a variety of classes and activities for all age groups as well as playing host to many parties and events.
Eastney Community Centre - There is a varied programme of health and fitness, social, educational and recreational activities for the people of Eastney, Milton and Southsea
The John Pounds Centre - Seeks to provide ‘A Gateway for a ‘Happier and Healthier Life for All’ through inclusive activities and services
Milton Village Community Centre - Offers a wide range of activities for all ages including regular clubs and groups and a year round programme of trips and social events
Horizon Leisure Centre (Havant and Waterlooville) - Variety of gym classes e.g. Posture Pilates
Havant and Waterlooville exercise referral scheme
Horizon Leisure Centres 12 week exercise referral scheme at Havant and Waterlooville is a structured course of physical activity. You will get a personal activity plan from an exercise instructor, and gives you a 12 week opportunity to use the gym, swim facilities and attend exercise classes at your local leisure as agreed by your personal exercise instructor centre for reduced fees. You will need to be referred by your health professional or GP. You can download the referral form and request to be referred.