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The perfect start for a better you

Give It A Go is here to help you take that first step to being more healthy or your first steps after being away from physical activity for a period of time. It’s never too late and before you know it, you’ll wonder why you waited so long!

The Give it A Go programme supports you to become more physically active. Following an initial health check, you'll be given a six week programme with a range of tailor activities to simply give it a go. At the end of the six weeks you'll feel more confident to keep the right activities to keep you moving. 

 

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How does it work?

Once you've joined on a Better Health membership, you will be invited to book a Give it a Go Induction with a Fitness Instructor. They will help you explore your motivation and see how confident you are when it comes to being active. You'll receive an individually tailored physical activity action plan which will offer the opportunity to try a number of different activities throughout the  6-week programme. These will include:

Additionally, you will be able to able speak to the instructors during the Ask the Instructor gym sessions. 

At the end of the 6-week programme comes the Give it a Go Final Assessment, where the Fitness Instructor will ask for feedback on the activity plan and evaluate the goals originally set. You'll get a chance to discuss any barriers encountered over the past 6 weeks, and feel more confident in what motivates you to keep physically active.  

Booking your Give it a Go Induction

These sessions last for 60 minutes and will be conducted by a Fitness Instructor.  As part of the induction, the instructor will:   

  • Provide an overview of the Give it a Go programme
  • Get to know your needs               
  • Explore how ready you are to become physically active
  • Identify barriers to becoming physically active and agree on how to overcome them
  • Identify activities you would like to try or take part in             
  • Set your goals     
  • Provide a physical activity plan (covering a variety of activities, both inside and outside of the centre)
  • Provide a simple gym workout plan (if applicable)  

You should aim to have your induction booked once you've joined on a Better Health membership. You'll find the Give it a Go induction under the Gym Inductions category when booking online or when booking 'other activities' via the Better UK app.

Book your Give it a Go Induction

Booking your Give it a Go Final Assessment

At the end of the 6-week programme, you will be encouraged to complete a Give it a Go Final Assessment. During this 30-minute session, the Fitness Instructor will:

  • Ask you for feedback on the activity plan and amend it where required
  • Evaluate the goals originally set and amend them where required
  • Discuss any barriers which have been encountered over the past 6 weeks
  • Motivate and encourage you to continue becoming physically active
  • Review membership options available and ensure you have the correct membership

You should aim to have your final assessment booked in during the 5th week of the programme. You'll find the Give it a Go final assessment under the Gym Inductions category when booking online or when booking 'other activities' via the Better UK app.

Book your Give it a Go Final Assessment

Gym - Ask the Instructor

During these 1-hour  sessions, a Fitness Instructor will be available on the gym floor for you to ask questions.  During the session, the Fitness Instructor can make small adjustments to your activity plan and/or gym workout plan but, if you want a more detailed review of your plan, you should book a re-focus session instead. All Give it a Go members will be able to book into the sessions, even if they don’t need to speak to a Fitness Instructor; they can just attend the gym.

How do I join?

Simply choose one of our Better Health memberships and you'll get inclusive access to our gyms, swimming pools, and fitness classes, plus discounts on a range of activities. What's more, all adult Better Health memberships include access to Better at Home, the Give it a Go programme and Better UK App.

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