Exercise On Referral

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If you're interested in signing up for the Exercise On Referral project, please complete our self-referral form.

The Exercise on Referral Project is for patients within the Shrewsbury Primary Care Network to access a 12-week, free structured exercise programme under the guidance of Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation. 

The Exercise on Referral project begins with a personal, one to one, welcome chat between the client and a member of the Health and Wellbeing team. Our coaches will work with clients to design specific exercise programmes that meet their health needs, requirements and goals.

About the programme

The 12-week funded Exercise on Referral programme will include access to our Open Gym and classes at Shrewsbury Town FC Foundation, as well as the opportunity to participate in a variety of other Health and Wellbeing sessions, such as, Extra Time Hub, Walk & Talk, and Walking Football.

During the 12-week funded programme, clients will have continued support from the team and will undergo a Fitness MOT at the start and on completion of the programme, monitoring their progress before reviewing how their health and wellbeing journey will continue with the Foundation.

Clients will need to be a registered patient at one of the 15 surgeries within the Shrewsbury Primary Care Network in order to participate on the FREE Exercise Referral scheme.

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The Exercise Referral Project will take place at Shrewsbury Town FC, Montgomery Waters Meadow, Oteley Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ST.

By making a commitment to the Exercise Referral project, clients will see improvements in their:

  • Knowledge, confidence and self esteem
  • Quality of life
  • Levels of physical activity

If clients decide to continue with the Foundation after completion of the 12-weeks, the long-term benefits that patients could potentially see are: reduced reliance on medication, sustainable improvement in lifestyle and behavior, reduced health complications and ultimately decreased pressure upon health services within the area.


How old do I need to be to take part in the Exercise Referral programme?

There is no upper or lower age limit attached to this scheme, where possible we will aim to make it accessible to all ages and abilities.

Can I take part if I don’t have a diagnosed health condition?

Yes. You do not need a pre-diagnosed health condition in order to access the support of the Exercise Referral programme, however, if self-referring, a doctor’s note is required prior to exercise. Exercise Referral aims to improve the health of those who may also be at risk of developing a health condition.

Can I just turn up to the gym?

Clients are welcome to visit the Open Gym anytime, however, please be mindful that the Health and Wellbeing Coaches do have appointments and bookings throughout the day.

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