Exercise Referral Programme
The Mardyke Arena UCC GP Exercise Referral Programme provides a safe pathway for people with various health problems to become more active and more healthy. It is a positive partnership between your G.P. and Mardyke Arena UCC. If you have not been active for a long time, we understand that you have concerns about your health or how to start being active.
The difference with this programme is that you will be exercising with people of similar abilities and ages, and a qualified exercise professional will be there to advise and encourage you throughout.
Is the programme for me?
If you have ever thought;
- I don’t know what activity is best for me
- How much activity should I be doing?
- I have tried and tried but can never stay active
Then the Mardyke Arena UCC Exercise Referral Programme is for you. We will help you become:
- Motivated to begin and continue healthy living
- Educated about proper physical activity and
- Confident to be able to adopt this as a part of your life.
During the 12 weeks we will encourage you to train independently. This is a lifestyle change rather than an intervention and our goal is to see you being active long after the programme has ended!
Benefits of physical activity
Everyone can benefit from becoming more active. Regular physical activity is one of the more important things you can do for your health. There are very few health problems that stop you getting involved in suitable exercise and regular physical activity.
Who can take part?
If you are over 18, currently inactive and interested in becoming more active, this programme may be for you!
If you suffer from one or more of the conditions below, and your doctor feels that increasing your activity levels will not put your medical condition at risk, this programme is ideal as it will offer a safe pathway to a healthier lifestyle.
- Overweight or Obesity
- Raised Blood Pressure
- High Cholesterol
- Stress or Anxiety
- Lung Disease
- Back Pain
How do I get involved?
You need to visit your GP to see if the programme is right for you. They will forward the referral form to the Referral Coordinator in the Mardyke Arena UCC.
Your coordinator will then contact you to arrange your first appointment at a time that suits you.
For further information, please contact the arena clinic on 021 490 47 60.
GP Excercise Referral Co-ordinators: (Picture from Left to Right) Gillian Foley, Claire Murphy & Alanna McKenna