Put a spring in your step with Vivacity health classes 

For the past 18 months Vivacity Sport & Healthy Living has been working with people in Peterborough to offer support and advice for those living with specific health needs and concerns

Whether your aim is to manage a health condition or simply become more active as you age Vivacity’s specialised health classes can offer you the opportunity to improve your quality of life through these specially designed exercise classes.

An introduction to Vivacity’s specialised classes
If you suffer from arthritis, osteoporosis or general joint pain then why not consider the Exercise for Musculoskeletal Conditions Class? Exercise can increase your synovial fluid production to keep your joints healthier and improve your overall bone density. If you or someone you know is suffering from the after-effects of a stroke – then the Stroke Rehabilitation Class can help. Regaining your life after a stroke is both physically and mentally demanding but with time, patience and the right support you will see a significant improvement to your well-being. Introducing physical activity into your daily life can not only help to manage existing conditions but help reduce the chance of developing additional ones such as heart disease, cancer, obesity, hypertension and diabetes.

What’s more, exercise can have a profound and positive impact on your state of mind, reducing feelings of stress, depression and anxiety. You don’t have to be an avid fitness fan to see the results, even modest amounts of exercise can boost your state of mind and help you sleep and feel better. All classes take place at the modern Hampton Leisure Centre in a friendly and relaxed environment, with free tea and coffee served after every session. There is a strong emphasis on the social aspect of these classes with members encouraged to stay after class for a chat with other members with the same or similar conditions.

If you or someone you know could benefit from attending one of these specialised health classes then please contact Sarah Leadbetter on 01733 864 764 or email

Two new locations and classes
Due to the popular demand of the specialised health classes Vivacity are expanding the programme to provide new classes at more local community sites and Vivacity leisure centres. According to a recent report by the Department of Health there has been an increase in health conditions and hospital admissions in the under 75s. NHS East Anglia has suggested that if you choose to follow four key ‘healthy’ behaviours – not smoking, taking regular exercise, eating five fruit and vegetables portions a day and drinking alcohol within recommended limits – you will stay healthier and live on average 14 years longer than if you choose not to follow these behaviours. As a result of this Vivacity wants to encourage more people to be physically active by providing a larger range of local classes with the same additional support and expert advice from our fully trained healthcare professionals. More classes and locations will be announced in April 2016.

The first of the new classes are Thursday mornings at:
● Werrington Sports Centre at 9.15am-10.15am
● Bushfield Leisure Centre at 9.30am-10.30am

The scheme is made up of nine classes, each designed to support you if you have a specific health need or condition such as
● Dementia or Alzheimer’s
● Hypertension
● Reduced mobility
● Musculoskeletal conditions including arthritis or osteoporosis
● Cardiac or respiratory conditions such as emphysema
● Stress, anxiety or depression
● Diabetes
● Obesity
● The after-effects of a stroke

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