Kickstart is a 12-week GP Exercise Referral service has been designed to help inactive people that are struggling with their mental and physical health. It does this by encouraging them to get more physically active both within the programme and beyond their participation and they are supported in taking more control over their own health.

There are three levels of support available: Kickstart, Active Boost and Cardiactive. Each offers different levels of support depending on what help you need.

Kickstart is the lowest level of support available and is ideal for people who are confident to exercise safely and independently. This level includes:

  • discounted membership to leisure centres for using the gym, going swimming and attending group fitness classes.
  • access to free or low cost non-gym-based activities that include led walks, cycle training, community dance and fitness courses, seated exercise and park sessions such as walking football.

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