South Downs Leisure Exercise Referral Scheme

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South Downs Leisure are pleased to announce they are launching their brand-new Exercise Referral Scheme and patients can be referred immediately. Their new Exercise Referral Consultants - Emma (Worthing sites) and Jo (Adur sites), two highly experienced and qualified exercise specialists, will be managing the scheme. 


  • Clients can be referred by GPs, medical professionals and Social Prescribers (Going Local). 
  • The referral scheme lasts for 12 weeks - NEW cost of £40.95 a month (paid upfront for each month or in 3 direct debit instalments).  
  • The scheme is client centred and the Exercise Referral Consultant will work with individuals to design a programme to suit their needs and goals.  
  • Clients have the opportunity to use the gym, attend classes and swimming is also included (clients can attend as many sessions as they like in these 12 weeks). 
  • Clients must be 18+ years of age. 


  • Splashpoint Leisure Centre 
  • Worthing Leisure Centre 
  • Lancing Manor Leisure Centre 
  • Southwick Leisure Centre 


  • An online referral form must be completed and submitted. 
  • The online application form can be found on the South Downs Leisure website.
  • The Exercise Referral Consultants will then contact the client. 
  • There will be an initial one-to-one consultation and induction with a Clinical Exercise Specialist, which may take up to 90 minutes.  
  • This will be followed up in week 2 and 6 with a programme review to ensure the suitability of the programme and progressed as required. 
  • The scheme is completed with an exit interview where progress and future options will be discussed. 
  • Once the 12-week exercise referral scheme has finished, clients can join FIT4 with no joining fee (saving of £49.50) and get a reduced monthly rate of £40.95 (compared to regular £49.95).   


Clients will not be eligible to join the scheme if they have any of the following contraindications to physical activity:  

  • Unstable Angina   
  • Uncontrolled Diabetes 
  • Unstable mental health 
  • Uncontrolled Arrythmia   
  • Recent acute soft tissue injury  
  • Systolic Blood Pressure 180mm/Hg at rest   
  • Diastolic Blood Pressure 100mm/Hg at rest  
  • Uncontrolled Tachycardia 100bpm at rest   
  • Unstable or acute heart failure 


Clients are eligible to join the scheme if they are inactive and have any of the following health conditions:

  • Osteoporosis   
  • Controlled Diabetes 
  • Stroke    
  • Osteoarthritis/ Rheumatoid Arthritis  
  • Cancer    
  • Mild to Moderate Mental Health Condition  
  • Heart Disease   
  • Respiratory conditions (including Long Covid)  
  • Controlled Hypertension  
  • Unhealthy Weight (BMI>28)   
  • High Cholesterol Levels  
  • Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation   
  • Back Pain 
  • Joint replacement 
  • Falls prevention   

If you're eligible, speak to your GP or medical professional to be referred to the scheme today!

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