LEAP Exercise Referral Scheme

Exercise programmes via Health Professional or Self-Referral

About the LEAP Exercise Referral Scheme

The Life Enhancing Activity Programme – LEAP – is a scheme for Health Professionals to refer patients to Leisure World Colchester for an activity programme designed specifically for people with health issues. Patients are also able to self-refer to the scheme for certain conditions The programme is designed to help people lead a healthier life through exercise. Our qualified instructors will help to find an exercise programme that is suitable for all abilities. See below for further information, speak to your GP or contact the LEAP team on 01206 282045.


Individuals can self-refer to the LEAP scheme with the following conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Muscle and joint problems
  • Back problems
  • Asthma
  • High Blood Pressure (borderline or medically controlled)
  • Diabetes (stable/controlled)
Self Referral Form

Health Professionals

Health Professionals can refer patients to the LEAP scheme with any of the self-referral conditions, as well as any of the following:

  • Heart problems
  • Stroke
  • COPD
  • Depression

*Please note if you have any of the conditions above you must be referred via a GP.

If you are unsure whether you can refer someone to us please contact us on 01206 282045.

The gym

Under the LEAP scheme you can have an individualised gym exercise programme written, based on your individual condition, to follow when it suits you. You will have ongoing support and regular compulsory reviews to ensure you are getting the best out of your exercise plan. We offer the following: Circuit Classes and Cardiac Rehabilitation Circuit Classes, Lower Back Pain Class and Water Mobility Class.

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