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Health Conditions


We offer a range of specialist sessions specifically designed for people with health conditions.

DNA Health

DNA Health is a 12 week group exercise programme for individuals (aged 16+) who are physically inactive and have a health condition. The scheme can provide you with an excellent opportunity to try physical activity to improve your long term health, in a safe environment led by qualified instructors.

"I was referred to the DNA Health classes following an annual health check at my local surgery. In 2021 I was diagnosed with advancing prostate cancer and told I was 'very fit' and able to have the option of surgery. The consultant surgeon commented that the DNA Health training had probably strengthen my core muscles and helped my fitness, with improved outcome expectations - all went very well - thanks to the scheme and particularly Sue's support." - John T

What health conditions are accepted?

  • Hypertension
  • Stable diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Musculoskeletal problems
  • Anxiety/depression
  • Arthritis/rheumatism
  • Asthma

Where and when?

Monday

 

 

12.30pm – 1.40pm

Fitness Suite Class

Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

 

Wednesday

 

 

10.30am – 11.30am

Circuit

Calverton Leisure Centre

11.15am – 12.15pm

Circuit

Redhill Leisure Centre

 

Thursday

 

 

10.40am – 11.45am

Fitness Suite Class

Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

Classes are subject to change.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for your first class.

How much does it cost?

The sessions are included in DNA membership or cost £4.70 per session for non members during the 12 week block or £4.10 with a Gedling Leisure card.

How do I get started?

Pick up a referral form from one of the leisure centres, complete and hand it in at reception. Alternatively you can send the completed referral form section electronically to Sue Prochnicki at sue.prochnicki@gedling.gov.uk. If you would discuss anything please call Sue directly 07966272536.

Heartbeats

The Heartbeats Scheme offers people with heart conditions the chance to exercise in a fun and safe environment led by a specially trained instructor. Our classes cater for people who’ve suffered from cardiac problems such as a recent heart attack, valve-replacement surgery or angina.

"I have been attending Heartbeats gym sessions for over a year. I had suffered a heart attack which injured my heart muscle. I joined the class to continue my rehabilitation and it has made a great difference to me. My activity and fitness levels are getting close to normal now and I think the sessions with a specialist instructor are invaluable to recovery. - Dr Philip Hollows"

Where and when?

Monday

 

 

 

11am - 12.15pm

 

Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

3.45pm - 5pm

 

Redhill Leisure Centre

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

2.45pm - 4pm

 

Redhill Leisure Centre

 

Thursday

 

 

 

12.15pm - 1.20pm

 

Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

 

2.40pm - 4pm

 

Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

 

How much does it cost?

The sessions are included in DNA memberships or cost £7.40 per session for non-members or £6.40 with a Gedling Leisure card.

How do I get started?

For more information please contact Sue Prochnicki on 07966 272536 or email Sue.Prochnicki@gedling.gov.uk.

Strokeability

A gentle exercise programme designed specifically for people living with the effects of stroke. The session provides an opportunity for people to work towards a healthier lifestyle, meet others living with stroke. Led by suitably qualified leisure instructors.

"There are no quick fixes for stroke survivors but Sue's exercises have helped to relieve pain in my leg, arm and shoulder. Attending the weekly class has also enabled me to meet people with similar problems and to share information." - Polly

Who is eligible

To be eligible for the course you must have had a diagnosis of a stroke. You must have also completed, or be the near to the end of your rehabilitation programme.

The session includes exercise, relaxation and advice and information about local support services

Where and when?

Monday                
2.45pm - 4pm    Carlton Forum Leisure Centre

 

 

 

 

How much does it cost?

The sessions are included in DNA membership or cost £4.50 or £3.90 with a Gedling Leisure card.

How do I get started?

For more information please contact Sue Prochnicki on 07966 272536 or email Sue.Prochnicki@gedling.gov.uk.

Good Boost

The Good Boost programme aims to improve people’s lives by getting them moving with gentle, water-based exercise in a fun and social environment, so that looking after your health becomes a pleasure, not a chore.

These sessions are individually tailored to allow you to progress at your own pace and designed specifically to reduce pain and improve your strength and mobility.

What health conditions is this suitable for?

Good Boost sessions are suitable for a wide range of health conditions, including:

• Musculoskeletal conditions

• Osteoarthritis

• Before and after hip and knee joint replacement

• Hip and knee pain

• Rheumatoid arthritis

Where and when?

Good Boost sessions are available in the pool at Carlton Forum Leisure Centre.

How much does it cost?

The sessions are included in DNA memberships or for pay as you go customers with a Gedling Leisure card, they cost £5.40, £3.70 concessions or £3.50 juniors. Without a Gedling Leisure card, sessions cost £6.20.

How do I get started?

You can find out more about Good Boost and book sessions by calling Carlton Forum Leisure Centre on 0115 901 3660.

You can download the Good Boost app for free on your tablet or smart phone from the app store.

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