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Health Improvement

Aquatherapy

If you have mobility problems, aquatherapy might help. Our sessions can help you:

  • manage and improve the conditions that have reduced your mobility
  • help increase your levels of physical activity for additional health benefits

The sessions are based in local community leisure centres, all of which have disabled changing facilities and pool access. You can bring a carer to support you during the session at no extra charge. 

Before you attend

Before booking, you need to complete a self-assessment to see if aquatherapy is right for you.

If the self-assessment says that aquatherapy is appropriate, please telephone your preferred centre to book a new starter session. You will need to report to reception 30 minutes before the start time of your first visit to complete some health screening paperwork. You can check the time of the classes online.

Health Hub

The health hub has specialist power assisted equipment, providing a low impact, full-body workout.

Unlike conventional gym equipment, this specialist equipment uses electronic power to help users work passively or actively.  The equipment provides safe exercise for all the major muscle groups and helps to re-train muscle patterns, whilst at the same time stimulating the muscles for improved circulation. The machines support your own muscle power making them suitable for all ages and abilities. 

It's ideal for people who are:

  • living with long-term medical conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis or joint problems
  • recovering from illness such as cancer or stroke
  • recovering from injury or accident
  • looking to begin physical activity and make new friends

Anyone aged 14 or 15 years must be accompanied by a participating adult or a carer. 

We are running a series of taster sessions. If you are interested in taking part in a free taster session then please contact Gala Swimming and Fitness Centre.

Health hub membership is included with the all inclusive membership, or you can pay as you go. You can check the time of classes online.

Active Steps

Active steps aims to reduce your risk of falling by using exercises that work on your:

  • balance
  • strength
  • stamina
  • posture
  • mobility
  • coordination

It helps you stay active and improves your confidence and independence.

When you start the programme you will fill in a questionnaire to help assess your suitability and needs. We then work with you to tailor the exercises to your needs.

You can check the time of the classes online.

If you have any medical conditions or are new to exercise, you should seek advice from your GP before starting. 

First time attendees should arrive 10 to 15 minutes before the session to have a chat with the instructor and fill in the necessary health questionnaire. 

The classes normally last around one hour, and can be done seated or standing depending on your current mobility levels. Maximum numbers per session apply.