Keeping the North East Fit!
Making Sport for Specific Groups Important!
Splash Childrens way to Fitness
Exercise classes to keep the young ones fit.
Older Adults Keep Fit
A wide variety of Exercise classes to keep the older generation active.
Specialised Lessons for the Disabled
A range of disabled exercise classes enjoyable for all.
Keeping Children Fit!
There are many options available for children these days to get them active in sport, but one of the main sports which is popular with young childern is swimming. Childrens swimming lessons are available at most sports centres in the North East. Blyth Sports Centre offers a wide variety of different times and days of when they do childrens swimming lessons. The Timetable is as follows; Monday: 4-6pm Tuesday: 4-5:30pm Thursday: 4-6pm Saturday: 9-10:30am
There are also many other classes available at Blyth Sports Centre including football, gymnastics and even karate. This means that there are many different sports which they can get involved with and take part in to help them become active. the weakness of most of the swimming lessons is that they are on at a night time during the week, this means that if parents work late there children would not be able to attend theses sessions. This sector is public which means that the sessions are available at a lower cost and they are ran by the council. This means that there is also more session available for the specific group and they also cater for bigger numbers in the groups.
Older Adults Keeping Active
Getting the Disabled Involved
GP Referral Process
GP Referrals are used for when a client is wanting to take part in exercise but they have been referred from their GP to have a consultation with a qualified GP Referral. They will have a conslutation to start, with their doctor and then get reffered to this exercise programme. A client can be referred for and disease or disorder which may limit them to do exercise. These include having injuries such as broken or dislocated bones, arthritis or osteoperosis or any cardiovascular disease. also having diabetes as when carrying out exercise The clients need to be watched carefully to make sure that they are not making their condition worse. The GP will then carry out an appropriate assessment on the client and making sure that they know about any underlying issues that they might have with their client. also there needs to be a exercise programme made which is suitable for the client and that will include progression and will have goals which they want to meet and a time limit. GP Referrals normally carry out a 12 week exercise programme to get the client used to exercise and if they have returned from an injury or surgery they will be prepared to return back to exericse after this programme. part way through the exercise programme there will be a one to one carried out to see how the client is doing and see if they are coping with the programme. The client will then carry on with the rest of the programme and write down their progress and if they are meeting their targets. throughout this process they will be monitore dby the GP to make sure that they are coping and that they can carry out the sessions with out any problems, and no other problems are arising. At the end of the 12 week programme there will be a follow up to see how the client has done with the programme and if they are ready to carry out exercise on their own. Older people who have the likes of osteoperosis and CV diseases might be kept on the programme for longer as there condition would more than likely not get better. This means that they would not be expected to return to exercise without the presence of a GP Referral. Blyth Valley Arts and Leisure provide a GP Referral system which is put in place to be able to help people who want to take part in exercise and they need help with doing this. The GP Referral staff are available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm at Blyth Sports Centre and Condordia Leisure Centre. They are available when a client needs a scheme made and they are always there to support the client which they take on.