We work closely with local GPs and health professionals to provide patients with the support they need to make changes to improve their health and wellbeing through activity programmes run in Exminster and Budleigh Salterton. We provide expert advice and access to bespoke gym sessions and programmes to help patients manage their health conditions with a reduced reliance on medication.
For more information about any of the programmes or to refer a patient please contact the Fitness Team on t: 01392 824752 or 01395 446896.

General Exercise Referral

Individual gym-based group programmes - delivered by our Level 3 and Level 4 Exercise Referral Instructors - are designed to assist with clients medical conditions and injuries. We work with a wide range of patients including those who have:

  • Chronic fatigue, diabetes, Parkinson’s, simple mechanical back pain and joint replacement
  • Clinically stable conditions which are not covered by our other classes i.e. Cancer Rehabilitation, Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation,
  • Exercise after Stroke and Falls Prevention
  • A score below 30 on a Burg test or stroke survivors who fall below the class-specific inclusion criteria (please contact the Fitness Team to discuss further)
  • We do not work with those suffering from cardiac conditions within the last 12 months 

Cancer Rehabilitation

Gym-based group classes focus on helping patients manage fatigue and build endurance and strength following treatment are suitable for people who are:

  • Undergoing or recovering from cancer and/or cancer treatment. We have no specific inclusion criteria
  • Also, the classes are available for patients who require extra support for historic events and related long-lasting management

Phase 4 Cardiac Rehabilitation

Gym-based group rehabilitation classes - delivered by our Level 4 BACPR Phase 4 Instructors - focusing on cardiorespiratory fitness for those recovering from cardiac events, valve replacements, angioplasty/Percutaneous Coronary Intervention (PCI). Suitable patients have:

  • A minimum of six months Post MI or CABG and who have not attended Phase 3 with a cardiac nurse
  • PCI at any time in the last 12 months
  • Valve replacement a minimum of six months ago
  • Stable angina
  • Also, the classes are available for those requiring extra support for historic events and related long term management

Exercise after Stroke

Group exercise classes - delivered by our Level 4 Stroke Rehabilitation Instructors - follow the LaterLife evidence-based model and are aimed at improving mobility, strength and cardiovascular fitness. They are suitable for patients who are able to:

  • Walk 10m independently with the use of aids if required
  • Rise from a chair with the use of a stick or chair arms if required

Falls Prevention

  • For patients at risk of falling and with a Burg score between 30 and 50
  • And able to communicate well enough to participate in a group setting

Course information:

Duration: 10 weeks   |   Sessions per week: 2   |   Cost: £66

Escape Pain

  • Over 45 years of age
  • Knee and/or hip OA
  • Chronic knee and/or hip pain for ≥3 months

For people who need a supervised exercise programme in order to:

  • Gain confidence and motivate themselves
  • Get them started on a self-management programme
  • Get them Independently mobile
  • Who are able to communicate well enough to participate in a group setting

Course information:

Duration: 6 weeks   |   Sessions per week: 2   |   Cost: £50

For more information or to make a referral please contact the Westbank Fitness Team on:

t: 01392 824752 or t: 01395 446896 or e: [email protected]