Exer­cise is Medicine

ProAc­tive is the phys­i­cal activ­ity refer­ral scheme for Somerset.

If you have a med­ical con­di­tion you can be referred to the scheme via a GP, nurse or other reg­is­tered health pro­fes­sional. Once referred an indi­vid­ual exer­cise pro­gram will be set to meet your needs.
The scheme runs at a num­ber of leisure cen­tres across Som­er­set and pro­vides exer­cise at a dis­counted price.

What is ProActive?

ProAc­tive is a scheme that has been devel­oped to intro­duce peo­ple to a more active lifestyle within a friendly, sup­port­ive and enjoy­able setting.

Who is the scheme for?

Phys­i­cal activ­ity refer­ral is suit­able for any­one who will ben­e­fit from exer­cise to help in the reha­bil­i­ta­tion, treat­ment and pre­ven­tion of cer­tain med­ical con­di­tions. For example:

  • Heart Con­di­tions
  • Dia­betes (Type 1 & 2)
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Asthma
  • Can­cer
  • Musculo-skeletal (includ­ing arthritis)

How does the scheme work?

Reg­is­tered Health Pro­fes­sion­als can refer peo­ple who will ben­e­fit from a per­son­alised phys­i­cal activ­ity pro­gramme.
An intro­duc­tory tele­phone call will give you an oppor­tu­nity to ask any ques­tions you may have about the scheme.
Together we will be able to choose a ProAc­tive leisure provider that would suit your require­ments best.

Where can I participate?

We have over 30 recog­nised ProAc­tive providers in Som­er­set. Venues include leisure cen­tres, gyms, swim­ming pools and com­mu­nity venues. You can see a map of venues by check­ing the ProAc­tive Map.

You can obtain fur­ther infor­ma­tion by check­ing the ProAc­tive Brochure.

For fur­ther infor­ma­tion please check their web­site or con­tact:
Tel: 0800 412 5502 | 9:00am to 5:00pm, Mon­day to Friday

Email: lifestyle.hub@sompar.nhs.uk