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Healthwise is a GLL programme which introduces individuals referred by their GP to the benefits of physical activity in order to help reduce risk factors for chronic disease and manage existing medical conditions. Led by specialist
staff, the programme is designed to encourage people of all abilities to become and remain more physically active,helping to improve health and well-being. Healthwise provides a welcoming, safe, affordable and accessible service for Barnet residents.

Programmes available

Physical Activity Referral Scheme (PARS)
This is a 12-week intervention that is currently delivered
with individuals attending
three assessments over this period with a fully qualified
member of the team. The individual will receive
an induction into the gym, a structured exercise
programme and signposted to any other activities
that will benefit their health and well-being.
Adult Weight Management
This intervention is a group-based
programme (15 per group) with mixed groups. Adult
Weight Management courses run for a 10-week period
and encompass both educational and physical activity
components to promote healthy eating and an active

Please note the above programmes are only available via
GP referral. If you have any questions or queries please
contact the Healthwise team for further advice and
support at healthwise.barnet@gll.org or call
020 8457 9910.


XPLORE is a family lifestyle programme aimed at helping
children and young people who are over the healthy
weight range and between the ages of 4 and 13 to move
more, eat well and feel good. The 8-week programme
supports children, young people and their families to
make sustained lifestyle and dietary changes.
Each session lasts between 1 and 2 hours depending
on the age groups. Younger groups (4–6 years) focus
on active play and parent-focused education. The 7–13
years age groups have a workshop session followed by
a parent-focused education session, whilst the children
participate in activity.

Our team also delivers after-school clubs and healthy
eating programmes within primary schools in Barnet.
Referrals for the XPLORE programme are available via
GPs, health professionals and by self-referral. If you have
any concerns over your child’s health or are interested in
the programme please contact xplore.barnet@gll.org or
call 020 8457 9907.

How much does it cost?

Better Healthwise membership is an inclusive membership which gives you access to the gym, swimming and group exercise classes based on what is suitable for your needs and medical condition. Payment is available in three options:
• An annual membership of £158.40
• A monthly Direct Debit for £13.20 per month for the first year.
• A Pay & Play membership of £3 per visit