LOVE ACTIVITY NNUH

This page is designed by the NNUH Physiotherapy Department for use by patients, relatives, carers, and hospital staff, to make it easier to access information about local physical activity opportunities.

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Several of these organisations are NHS England-run services (e.g. Active Norfolk), and may overlap with other services listed here. Other links related to services provided by individuals, companies or charities.

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is not responsible for the quality or accuracy of any information, service or advice provided by any of the organisations listed below. The Trust is not recommending any particular service or service provider.

If you have a medical condition or have not done any physical activity recently, it is advisable to speak to your GP or a healthcare professional before embarking on a new exercise regime.

If you want us to make additions or changes to this list, please e-mail LoveActivityNNUH@nnuh.nhs.uk

Links to activity programmes are listed below in alphabetical order

Broadly Active

Broadly Active Exercise Referral Scheme is an individualised exercise programme. It must be prescribed by your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or pharmacist. It can help with conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, anxiety and depression and low back pain.

The link provided contains a referral form which can be downloaded and taken to your doctor, nurse or physiotherapist.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 430487 N/A Across Broadland
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Dance to Health

Dance to Health is a new, nationwide pioneering falls prevention dance programme for older people. Combining evidence-based physiotherapy with the creativity and energy of dance.

Available in Norfolk.

Contact Katy Dunne or follow the link provided to find out more regarding session dates and locations.

Contact details Cost Location
01993870157 Free Multiple locations in Norfolk
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Exercise Referral Scheme

The Exercise Referral Scheme is aimed at adults aged 16+ with a medical or long term health condition that would benefit from increased physical activity. Includes gym based programmes, exercise classes, water-based exercise and supervised health walks. Suitable for adults with high blood pressure, diabetes, arthritis, high cholesterol, anxiety, back pain and stress.

Please note that the referral form must be taken to and discussed with your doctor, nurse, physiotherapist or pharmacist.

Please follow the link or contact details provided, or speak to the relevant healthcare professional to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01263 516173 Multiple areas across Norfolk
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EXTEND Exercise

EXTEND is a National Organisation, who run exercise classes at many locations throughout Norfolk and the UK. The classes run in a variety of settings, from village halls and sports centres to nursing homes. Classes are suitable for people with a disability and the older person to challenge their fitness levels, from the very active to the not so active. Exercises can include seated exercises and movement to music.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Cost Location
Please enquire Multiple locations throughout Norfolk
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Family & Fitness in later life

A welcoming, supportive and popular programme of activities for the over fifties, and includes everything from yoga to walking football, gentle stretching to Zumba Gold. The Fitness In Later Life (FILL) offers you the chance to develop a positive, healthy and active lifestyle amongst people with similar interests. Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 592 398 £0-£5 depending on membership UEA Sports Park, Norwich
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Feel good fitness

Feel Good Fitness involves exercise and wellbeing sessions including pilates, exercise and massage. Sessions aim to improve your posture, balance, strength and flexibility. Claire Gurney is a qualified Pilates and fitness instructor. She can help you to stay healthy and improve your fitness, through exercise and advice, specific to you, your health and your goals.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
07776 044304 Free Norwich, Acle, Mattishall
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Fun & Fit

Fun & Fit Norfolk is for people who are currently not active at all or who do very limited physical activity. Activities include gym, swimming, zumba, yoga. Sessions are typically 1 hour long, and run weekly.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 731564 Free or small charge of approx. £2 Multiple areas across Norfolk
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Goalball Norfolk

Goalball is a game played by two teams of three players.  It is open to both male and female visually impaired athletes, and sighted players can also play domestically. Goalball Norwich is suitable for adults and children.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
07876 145918 N/A City College, Norwich
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Inclusive Multi-Sport Club

The UEA SportsParks Inclusive Sports Club (drop-in) run weekly and welcomes disabled groups, disabled individuals (16+) and their carers. The club offers many activities from yoga and dance to badminton and athletics.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Cost Location
£2.85-£4.85 depending on membership UEA  Sportspark Norwich
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Mid Norfolk Workout Group

The Community Volunteering Charity works across the UK to create healthier and happier communities for everyone. Whether by conserving a well-loved outdoor space or bringing people together to promote social cohesion, our varied activities connect people and green spaces to deliver lasting outcomes for both. Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 274512 Free The TCV runs many sessions throughout the week and areas include Norwich, North Walsham, Mid-Norfolk, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and Kings Lynn.
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Singing for Wellbeing

Sing Your Heart Out is a series of singing workshops (not a choir!) for people to get together and enjoy themselves, and to gain the known benefits to mental health from singing. No need to book and nothing to pay. Just turn up at any of our sessions and you will be made welcome.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
Only Online Free Norwich, Kings Lynn, Attleborough and Great Yarmouth
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Special Olympic Athletics

Special Olympics Athletics is an inclusive club run at the UEA Sportspark, Norwich, and is suitable for adults with hearing impairment, visual impairment, learning disability, physical impairment and mental health.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Location
07825 778173 UEA Sportspark, Norwich
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Sport Action for women after cancer

Sport Action for Women After Cancer or After Cancer Exercise (ACE) is a group organised to help all those diagnosed with, or recovering from cancer to get fit, meet others in the same situation and either learn a new sport or renew their sporting activities. Sessions include badminton, yoga and aqua stretch and are also available for men.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 592398 £3-£4 The UEA SportsPark, Norwich
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This Girl Can (Norfolk)

This Girl Can aim to break down the barriers preventing women from participating in sport. Suitable for women looking to increase their levels of physical activity. Opportunities throughout Norfolk and a variety of sports on offer including cardio workouts, running, football and netball.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 732 333 Varies Multiple areas across Norfolk
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Walking for Health

Walking for health walks are led by friendly, specially trained volunteers who are on hand to provide encouragement and support, and make sure no one gets left behind. The walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.

Please follow the link or contact details provided to find out more about these sessions and if they are appropriate for you.

Contact details Cost Location
01603 765169 Free/Donations Multiple areas across Norfolk
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