Long Covid

Long Covid exercises classes are for people who have been suffering long term effects of Covid, especially breathlessness and fatigue. The sessions will be low intensity and last between 30-60 minutes. We have designed a traffic light system with three activity levels to suit the individual on the day – Red/Amber/Green. The client can choose the exercise depending on how they feel.

Each class will be run by fully qualified instructors from the PARiS Scheme. Before joining we will need a referral from a health professional to ensure the client is suitable for exercise and then a Specialist PARiS referral Officers will contact them for a consultation.

See our timetable below for our full list of sessions.

Life Leisure, which runs 11 centres across Stockport, has supported hundreds of COVID patients across the town during the pandemic, running online exercise sessions and providing activity packs to help keep active.

Life Leisure have developed a programme designed to help patients suffering from Long Covid to build up their strength, energy and confidence through guided exercise. All exercises are carried out by qualified instructors and carefully designed so that individuals can dictate their own levels of movement on the day.

This programme was developed in consultation with LC (long covid) physios who specialise in chronic fatigue and ME. We used early research from Sheffield Hallam University to help us create the right environment for LC patients and worked with the LC peer support group to understand how the condition impacts them.

This programme is carefully crafted to consider each individual’s “energy envelope” before prescribing exercise ensuring that the spectrum of severity and symptoms of those affected are fully appreciated.

Long Covid Exercise Classes

Life Leisure Houldsworth Village Tuesday11.15am - 12.15pmFree
Life Leisure Romiley Thursday1.00pm - 2.00pmFree