Physical activity promotes a number of positive health outcomes; improved physical and mental health, quality of life, social connectedness and disease prevention.
We recognise that becoming more active can be a challenge especially when living with a long-term health condition, so in order to support health-enhancing physical activity, we have developed a number of accessible and affordable programmes that provide a supportive environment in which a person can be become more active.
Our level one and two classes are suitable for people who have problems with activities of daily living, may have limited standing balance and who walk with an aid.
The focus of this class is to work with people to maintain and improve their strength and balance to help prevent falls and enable people to live as independently as possible. The class also provides an opportunity for participants to meet new people within their community.
"I feel happier and I am able to talk to different people"
"It has substantially reduced my levels of anxiety"
"I am able to look after myself, use public transport and feel much better"
"I can't describe how beneficial this class has been for me, Instructor and volunteer are very motivational"
Get Moving with Counterweight is a free 12-month group programme which supports people to make small changes to their diet and lifestyle to help manage their weight and become more active. It’s a healthy lifestyle programme funded by NHS Fife in partnership with Fife Sports & Leisure Trust.
The initial phase of the group programme runs for 12 consecutive weeks. The groups are small with a maximum of 15 people.
Each weekly session lasts 90 mins and is broken down into 45 minutes of dietary information and 45 minutes of physical activity.
After the 12-week programme there are weekly drop in weigh in sessions and follow up group sessions at 6, 9 and 12 months.
What can I expect?
Your weight will be monitored at each group sessions. It is treated confidentially and will not be shared with the group. At each group session you will be taken through a series of 45 mins interactive topics including:
Am I suitable?
Get Moving with Counterweight is suitable for individuals with a Body Mass Index (BMI) of more than 30kg/m2 and a weight less than 160kg (25 stone 3 pounds).
How can I access Get Moving?
Currently we only accept referrals from the NHS Fife Adult Weight Management team.
You can contact them on 01383 623623 ext 20266 or email at fife-UHB.Fawms@nhs.net
Alternatively tp speak to one of our Health & Wellbeing Advisors, please call 03541 55 55 55 ext 402272 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our level three and four classes are suitable for people who may have minimal problems with activities of daily living, may require a walking stick for additional support or who are independently mobile, with no problems with balance.
The focus of the class is to maintain and improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength and endurance and balance. The class also provides an opportunity for people to meet other people within their community.
"I have more enthusiasm and energy, gives me something that's just for me, I look forward to my class every week"
"It has improved my self esteem and made me aware of my health and how I should help myself"
"Made me think how much I could relieve pain with exercise"
The importance of physical activity has been recognised as a strategy in the management of back pain. Back to Fitness enables participants to develop an exercise programme including core strengthening and mobility exercises supporting them to be more active.
Evidence shows that being active can play a vital role in helping prevent a recurrence of cancer, can slow disease progression, as well as reduce the side effects and consequences of cancer treatment. Move More Fife is part of Macmillan Cancer Support's national campaign to ensure that people living with cancer are supported to become physically active, both before, during and after their treatment.
Cardiac rehabilitation is recognised worldwide to reduce the risk of a further cardiac event. The programme provides important information and activities to help individuals address their risk factors and regular attendance will improve emotional, mental, social and physical health and wellbeing. The programme is delivered in partnership with Fife Cardiac Rehab Services.
In partnership with NHS Fife’s Central Stop Smoking Service's Team, we are offering a 4 week fitness pass to participants who sign up to the Quitfit programme.
The service is available to communities throughout Fife and offers smoking cessation advice and peer support in a community-based setting, encouraging physical activity to boost long-term positive healthy behaviour change at the time of the quit attempt.
Sessions are held weekly on Tuesday evenings at Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre (passes can be used in any FSLT venue). Please attend at 5.30pm for your first visit then from 6.00pm - 7.00pm thereafter.
For more information contact:
Telephone: 01383 565340
Telephone: 01383 602209