Exercise Referral

Perfect fit is part of the PROACTIVE exercise referral scheme run by Somerset Primary Care Trust

Have you been told by your doctor that you need to take more exercise? Do you have a medical condition that is listed below? This programme is followed with your doctor or health professional’s consent and follows strict guidelines to ensure that the exercise programme you follow is safe as well as effective.

Do you have the following conditions?

  • Diabetes, Hypertension or Angina
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Obesity (BMI > 30) or Body Fat percentage 32+ for women and 25+ for men
  • Back Pain

how can exercise help?

Physiological and biomechanical changes occur in the body following exercise, for example, recent evidence suggests that middle –aged or older men who take up regular, moderate intensity physical activity/exercise have a 23% reduced risk of a heart attack compared to their counterparts who do not take up regular exercise/activity. Regular exercise can help reduce symptoms of these diseases, and in some cases reverse the condition.
Individualised programmes are devised with the consent of your health professional and will follow the National Quality Assurance Framework for Exercise Referral.

If you wish to join the Exercise referral scheme just ask your doctor or health professional to be put on the Proactive scheme. You can then access an appropriate 12 session exercise programme.

The Perfect Fit studio has wheelchair access.

useful links

Visit Mendip Council’s Website

Change 4 Life

“At the age of 50 and having never before been to a gym, I did not think that I would achieve quite as much as I would only 15 months later. I certainly never imagined that I would be able to run 5 kilometres.
Having been on blood pressure tablets since my mid 30’s I have now been able to come off them and I have also stopped taking statins, which I have been on for the past few years. ”