Exercise Referral

Physical Activity Referral in Stockport (PARiS) is the Exercise Referral scheme delivered by Life Leisure, designed to help inactive people with chronic mild to moderate medical conditions become and stay more physically active, whilst benefiting and improving their health.

A joint partnership between Life Leisure and Public Health, the scheme is delivered by a strong and experienced team of health and exercise professionals, who provide guidance, support and pathways towards health improvement.

Research has shown that becoming more physically active can benefit a person in the management of their medical condition.

ARE YOU ELIGIBLE FOR THE PARiS SCHEME?

  • Are you physically inactive (undertaking less than 1 x 30 minutes per week of moderate intensity exercise) and NOT a current member at a Life Leisure facility?
  • Do you suffer from a chronic medical condition such as Hypertension, Diabetes Type 2, Joint Pain, COPD or Depression?
  • Have you had a heart attack, Stroke or CABG?

If you feel you meet the criteria, then please speak to your GP or Practice Nurse and ask for a referral to the PARiS scheme. Alternatively if you feel you meet the criteria and would like to self-refer please contact 0161 482 0900 (Option 7) or email the PARiS Team for more details.

HOME ACTIVITY GUIDE

Stockport’s Home Activity Guide provides simple and effective exercises for people who suffer with mobility problems, focusing on developing functional fitness to improve quality of life, for example, shoulder mobility exercises (making reaching for a can of beans from the cupboard easier) and band stability exercises (to prevent falls).

The guide includes a range of progressive physical activities that can be completed in the home, with 3 levels: Beginner (chair based), Beginner+ (chair based with more resistance) and Intermediate (standing exercises). Anyone wishing to use the guide should attend a one off master class where they will receive a copy of the guide. The workshop is intended to ensure you are exercising safely and are given the motivation to start and adhere to the programme.

For more information on master classes and the guide call 0161 482 0900 or email Avril Jackson.

Monday
09:30 - 11:00 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
10:30 - 11:30 Stay Steady - Birch Court (Followed by Coffee & Chat from 11:30-12:00) (More Info)
11:00 - 12:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Brinnington Park (Followed by Coffee & Chat from 12:30-13:00)
12:15 - 13:00 PARiS Weight Management Aqua Aerobics - Life Leisure Avondale
14:30 - 16:00 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Romiley (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
16:30 - 18:00 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Cheadle
Tuesday
10:00 - 11:00 Ladies Only Gym Session - Life Leisure Avondale
10:00 - 11:00 Coffee Morning - Life Leisure Hazel Grove
10:30 - 12:00 COPD Class - St. Peters Church, Green Lane, Hazel Grove (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
10:30 - 11:30 Stay Steady - Oaktree Court (Followed by Coffee & Chat from 11:30-12:00) (More Info)
11:00 - 12:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Cheadle
11:00 - 12:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Hazel Grove
13:30 - 15:00 Cardiac Rehab Class - Life Leisure Dialstone (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
13:30 - 15:00 PARiS Gym Sesion - Life Leisure Stockport Sports Village
14:00 - 15:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Grand Central
Wednesday
10:00 - 11:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Houldsworth Village
10:30 - 11:30 Nordic Walking Class - Life Leisure Dialstone (Followed by Coffee at Life Leisure Dialstone from 11:30-13:00) (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
11:00 - 12:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Brinnington Park
12:15 - 13:00 EXTEND Session - Life Leisure Avondale
14:30 - 16:00 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Romiley
17:00 - 18:00 Cardiac Rehab Class - Life Leisure Dialstone (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
Thursday
10:00 - 11:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Marple
10:00 - 11:30 PARiS Gym Sesion - Life Leisure Avondale (Followed by Coffee & Chat from 11:30 - 12:00) (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
11:00 - 12:30 Stay Steady - Life Leisure Avondale. Includes refreshments (More Info)
18:00 - 19:00 PARiS Exercise Class - Life Leisure Avondale
Friday
10:30 - 11:30 Cardiac Rehab Class - Life Leisure Houldsworth Village (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
10:30 - 12:00 Stay Steady - Torkington Centre (Hazel Grove) (More Info)
11:00 - 12:00 COPD Class - Life Leisure Brinnington Park (WATCH OUR VIDEO)
11:00 - 12:00 Stay Steady - Life Leisure Brinnington Park (Followed by Coffee & Chat from 12:00 - 12:30)
13:00 - 14:30 PARiS Gym Session - Life Leisure Cheadle
13:00 - 14:30 Stay Steady - Marple Senior Citizens Club. Includes refreshments (More Info)