Our Healthwise activity referral scheme is dedicated to keeping you fit and healthy, whether you’re living with a health condition or looking for support and guidance.

Physical Activity on Referral Scheme (PARS)

Healthwise at Kendal Leisure Centre

Physical activity plays an essential role in preventing and managing a wide range of health conditions. That's why we at Better offer Physical Activity Referral Schemes (PARS) at many of our leisure centres across the country.

Health professionals can refer patients to these low-cost programmes to help improve, manage or prevent health conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, depression and many more.

Our affordable exercise referral sessions are designed to help participants develop the knowledge, skills and confidence they need to improve their health and wellbeing. This comprehensive 12-week programme features one-to-one assessments, individually tailored activity plans, and teaches how to change behaviours for lasting impact. 

Better’s firm belief that physical activity at appropriate levels can have a beneficial effect upon the health of an individual underpins our commitment to the provision of a Healthwise across our leisure centres.

Working in Partnership with healthcare professionals, we are dedicated to breaking down barriers to physical activity and to tackle health inequalities.

The Better Health Team provide independently tailored opportunities for patients with existing medical conditions to be referred to a specifically designed physical activity programme, at an affordable rate – a programme designed to help them manage and improve their health.

Common reasons for referral:

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Obesity
  • Asthma
  • Circulatory/respiratory diseases
  • Depression/anxiety
  • Arthritis

To find out more information or to be referred on to this service, please speak to your Healthcare Professional. Alternatively you can contact the Healthwise team via:




or call Kendal Leisure Centre directly on 01539 729777 and ask to speak to one of our Healthwise team.