Exercise For Specfic Groups

Children/Disabled/Elderly Jack Eastman

Groups For Children

What are Specific Groups?

This is when exercise is made available for different groups of people ranging from young children to groups for different religions. This allows people to enjoy sport with others who are in a similar situation and not feel the odd one out.

There are many different groups around for children. There are lots of groups around as this is a key age in where the parents should start to introduce exercise to the children, it also helps with developing their social skills for the future.

One of the groups available for children are the parent and toddler swim sessions where the toddler gets in for free and the parent would have to pay. This would help introduce the child to be able to swim from a young age for later on in their life. Another group is the teenie weenies group which is free and offers a range of activities for young children such as soft play. The swimming session would be better compared to the soft play as it offers life skills which can be carried on throughout the life where as soft play is only fun and would devlop social skills which can be done in swimming as well.

A good advantage of both of these groups are that they are free for the toddlers and young children which helps out with young parents who may be struggling for money.

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There are many different sessions available for disabled people to take part in. There are currently some disabled swimming sessions a Elswick pool every Friday from 6-30pm to 7-30pm, the pool has the facilities to meet the demands of a disabled person, they have easy access to the pool and from the pool with trained life guards and staff on duty at all times.

There is also a rebound Trampoline Session at Kenton Park Sports Centre, which is run every Monday from 1pm to 2pm costing £1.90 per session, due to having to get a trained trampoline specialist to coach the session. People may think that a trampoline session is only for the abled body people but Kenton has a specialized harness which is used to give the chance to those who normally would be disregarded.

There is also a womens deaf fitness class ran at Westgate Sports Centre every Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.

The rebound trampoline session would be better compared to the swimming one, as it would give the chance to the disbaled children to get involved in exercises they would normally not get offered. boucning will give the children excitement and enjoyment.

An advantage is that the sessions are local and are at a cheap cost to adults struggling to support their disbaled child.


Older adults have lots of activities open to them these days. local sports centres have various of classes available to older adults. Some of these sessions are a special time for swimming, where only older adults can swim so they are not getting interfeared with by young children. Some sports centres offer a free membership to the older adults to try and get them active and involved.
Another Class they have is walking groups , where they meet up together and have a long walk together , it brings in the social element and also the fitness side, as their bones won't be able to withstand long durations of running anymore it is important that they get out and try and keep fit by meeting up with others and don't realise they are actually helping themselves by talking and being social.

Most of the classes are cheap or free , the walking group would be worse compared to the swimming as you would have to buy all the clothes and equipement which is expensive , whereas the swimming is free and would dip into the small budget they have per week.

Gp Referrals

Anyone is entitlied for a referral it just depends on what the gp feels is clinically necessary. First the patient would need to go to the gp because they understand your health history and treatments better than anyone. After this stafe the GP will decide whether a specialist referral is necessary and if so can recommend which hospitals or clinics would be best to go to. The GP will also help to understand what treatment you'll need and the likely costs. Once the patient is satisfied with the chosen consultant , the GP will then write a referral letter to him or her explaining the medical condition and why you need the appointment, your general state of health and personal circumstances, and any medical issues or concerns In the appointment the consulatation would cover medical history, examination, diagnosis, likely outcome of the treatment and treatment options. Once that is completed a 12week program would be made on rehabilitation.