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.

The PARiS service continues to accept new referrals to the scheme. Where possible, initial consultations are being delivered via telephone or video consultation but face to face activities such as gym programmes can be delivered with social distancing guidelines in place.

Regular face to face supervised gym sessions and online Zoom sessions with a PARiS Coach are also available as part of the scheme. Once becoming a member, all face to face gym sessions must be booked via your online account. Please see the timetables for all sessions below.


AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE PARiS SCHEME?

  • Are you physically inactive (undertaking less than 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 complete our self referral form here.

Important notice: Due to the high volume of referrals we are receiving, please note there is currently a 3-week wait for initial appointments for the PARiS scheme. We appreciate your patience. The PARiS team.


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, please email us.

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PARiS Supervised Gym Sessions:

Day

Centre

Time

Mon

Brinnington Park Leisure Complex

10:30am-12pm

Mon

Life Leisure Grand Central

1:30pm-3pm

Tue

Life Leisure Cheadle

10am-12pm

Tue

Stockport Sports Village

11:45am-1:15pm

Wed

Life Leisure Romiley

10:15am-11:45am

Wed

Life Leisure Houldsworth Village

9:45am-11:15am

Thurs

Life Leisure Avondale

10:30am-12pm

Thurs

Life Leisure Hazel Grove

11:15am-11:45am

PARiS Online Zoom Sessions:

Day

Session type

Time

Mon

PARiS conditioning

12pm-1pm

Mon

Chair based exercise

12:30pm-1pm

Tues

Cardiac rehab

12pm-1pm

Wed

Stroke rehab (chair based)

11am-12pm

Thurs

Knee and hip pain class

11am-11:45am

Thurs

Low intensity class (suitable for sedentary clients)

11am-11:40am

Fri

Stretch class

11am-11:30am

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