Exercise referrals means GPs and health professionals refer appropriate patients to a qualified exercise specialist. The specialist devises and delivers a 12 week tailored exercise programme for the patient, at a reduced price.
The scheme is seen as a means of helping motivate people to become more physically active under the guidance of qualified exercise professionals.
The majority of schemes target primary prevention of diseases and conditions such as:
coronary heart disease
type II diabetes
common mental health problems
For more information contact Vicky Buckland or call 0300 300 4248.
Get Back Into is run by County Sports Partnerships (Regional Sport England) and their Partners to bring you a choice of activities to help you get fitter and healthier.
The classes are fun and friendly, plus with qualified coaches and instructors, you'll also learn something new or improve what you already have. To find out more information on activities that are running near you.
Walking is the perfect activity for health! Now you can walk your way to good health.
If the thought of working out at a gym frightens you, then the easier option of walking could be the way to get fit:
- discover local areas of interest in safety
- first steps toward enjoying a healthier lifestyle
- you don't have to spend hours, just 30 minutes a day of moderate activity such as brisk walking is all it takes to feel the difference
We are currently recruiting new Walk 4 Health leaders (PDF 90KB). For more information on local walks in Bedfordshire please visit Lets Go or contact Mike Fayers at Beds Rural Communities Charity on 01767 626453 or email@example.com
Central Bedfordshire are part of the BOOST organisation responsible for promoting Bedfordshire and Luton rising to the challenge of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. More information is available from Team Beds & Luton.
Please click on the following link for more information on the London Olympics 2012.
Sportivate is a £32 million Lottery programme that gives 14-25 year olds access to six-week courses in a range of sports including judo, golf, tennis, wakeboarding, athletics, and park our or free running.
The programme is aimed at those who are not currently choosing to take part in sport in their own time, or are doing so for a very limited amount of time – and will support them to continue playing sport in their community after the six weeks is up. During the six weeks a participant may work towards an event or personal challenge.
Sportivate is fully inclusive and target participants across this group, including young people who have a disability, males and females and people from people BME groups.
Get involved: Sportivate is being delivered by the network of 49 county sports partnerships, working with local clubs and providers. For more information on Sportivate programmes in your area.
Bikeability’ is a nationally recognised cycle training scheme. Bikeability is ‘cycling proficiency’ for the 21st century, designed to give the next generation the skills and confidence to ride their bikes on today’s roads. The scheme has programmes running in Central Bedfordshire from April to June 2012 don't miss out book a space today to, find out more please click on the link: Bikeability in Central Bedfordshire. If you have any further enquires please contact Loren Crowley on 0300 300 5125.
To find out more about the Bikeability scheme please click on the link: Bikeability
Sport Makers is a two year programme running until March 2013 as part of the People strand of Sport England's Mass Participation Legacy programme Places People Play, announced in late 2010. It is funded by National Lottery Funding through Sport England.
This project will use the inspirational pull of London 2012 to recruit, train and deploy 40,000 new sports volunteers aged 16 years and over to make sport happen across the country over the next two years.
Sport Makers will organise and support hundreds of thousands of new hours of adult participation in grassroots sport, creating new opportunities across the country. Sport Makers will bring the Olympic and Paralympic values to life in every community and will be a highly tangible element of the London 2012 legacy.
To register your interest as a Sport Maker or to provide volunteer opportunities as part of the programme please visit: Sport Makers
Marc Di Carlo is the new Get Into Football Development Officer for the Bedfordshire FA. This new role has been created to focus on increasing the number of people that are aged 16 years and older to participate in football in the Central Bedfordshire areas as well as in and around other areas of Bedfordshire. The emphasis will be around growth and retention of local clubs and teams, which will involve increasing the number of 11 a-side adult teams and small sided football teams in the area.
For more information please contact Marc Di Carlo or call 01582 565111 / 07984 266441. For anything football related you can also visit Bedfordshire FA
Sport England are focused on helping people and communities across the country create a sporting habit for life.
They will invest over £1 billion of National Lottery and Exchequer funding between 2012 and 2017 in organisations and projects that will:
- Help more people have a sporting habit for life
- Create more opportunities for young people to play sport
- Nurture and develop talent
- Provide the right facilities in the right places
- Support local authorities and unlock local funding
- Ensure real opportunities for communities
For more information on how Sport England could help you in your community, or for information on their strategy. Please visit Sport England.