What is Healthwise?

Healthwise is a healthy lifestyle programme designed to encourage currently inactive Swindon residents with a long-term medical condition become physically active through behaviour change interventions. In addition to the main Physical Activity on Referral and Give it a Go pathways, additional activities are available to ensure their personal needs and health concerns are met. Read more...

Physical Activity on Referral

Our Physical Activity on Referral programme is designed to support inactive people, at risk of disease or suffering with a condition that can be improved by physical activity. The programme aims to support these individuals to safely increase their activity level and become self sufficient at achieving the recommended daily activity guidelines.

Give It A Go

Our ‘Give it a Go’ programme is a six week programme designed to support those who are inactive; empowering individuals to adopt activity as part of their every day life in a safe and fun environment. The programme helps to build an individuals confidence and motivation and opens up a wide range of activities for people to try within our Better Centres.

Who is Healthwise for?

The programme is suitable for individuals who are:

  • aged 16 years and over
  • residents of Swindon or registered with a GP surgery within Swindon
  • ready to make significant changes to their daily habits
  • in need of support to make lifestyle changes

Healthwise Team

Our team of Healthwise advisors work in close partnership with GP practices, Allied Health Professionals and social care services to refer participants, as well as raise the issue of weight and physical inactivity. They will meet and discuss with individuals to offer them the most appropriate programme and meet their individual health needs.

How can I join the programme?

Speak to your GP about Healthwise so they can refer you to our team.

Contact Kat, our Swindon Healthwise Co-ordinator at healthwise.swindon@gll.org or call 01793 313 814.

HEALTHWISE ACTIVITIES AT THE LINK CENTRE

Healthwise Circuits Class

This is a low-level circuit based class aimed to encourage safe exercise whilst increasing fitness levels. The class will allow for individualised progression as well as a social aspect of meeting other participants.

  • Availability: Mondays, 12.00pm
  • Duration: 60 minutes
  • Instructor: Kat

Book Healthwise Circuits

(Booking is only available to Healthwise members.)

Supervised gym

Supervised Gym Sessions

The session is based on the gym floor with supervision where you will get tailored exercises for your individual needs,  motivation  and ability to discuss techniques.

  • Availability: Tuesdays, 10.00am
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Book Supervised Gym

(Booking is only available to Healthwise members.)

Healthwise Swim Sessions

Dedicated swim session. Suitable for competent adult swimmers able to swim 25m unaided. This is not an instructed session.

  • Availability: Mondays, 11.30am
  • Duration: 60 minutes

Book Healthwise Swim

 

Aquatics for Health class

Aquatics for Health is a range of exercises and activities performed in water specifically designed to promote physical fitness, rehabilitation, and overall well-being. 
It's a holistic approach to fitness and well-being, addressing physical and mental aspects of health while providing a safe and enjoyable way to stay active and improve quality of life. 
 
  • Availability: Wednesdays, 11.15am
  • Duration: 40 minutes
  • Instructor: Kat

 

Book Aquatics for Health - Starting 24th July

(Booking is only available to Healthwise members.)

SWINDON HEALTHWISE ACTIVITIES TIMETABLE

Find more Healthwise activities at our other Swindon Better leisure centres. Click on the locations below for more centre related information, or scroll down for our full activities timetable.

 

MONDAY    
Healthwise Swim 11.30am - 12.30pm Link Centre, Swimming Pool
Healthwise Circuits 12.00pm - 1.00pm Link Centre, Studio 1

 

TUESDAY    
Supervised Gym 10.30am - 11.30am Link Centre, Gym

 

WEDNESDAY    

Aquatics for Health class,

coming soon...

11.15am-11.55am

 

Link Centre, Swimming Pool