Here you will find everything you need to signpost and refer your patients to our physical activity programmes in Forth Valley.
These programmes, designed by healthcare and physical activity specialists, are quality assured and tailored to the needs of people with various abilities and health conditions.
If you have questions about these interventions or if there are any gaps please email Scott Burton, Health Promotion Officer at email@example.com.
If you would like to be added to our physical activity distribution list to be kept updated about physical activity in Forth Valley please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research shows people who do the least activity stand to benefit the most
1 in 4 people would be more active if advised by a health professional.
Forth Valley Wide
- Lower Limb Low Impact Class
- Macmillan Move More Forth Valley
- Get Fit For Surgery
- Scottish Disability Sport
- Free Volunteer Lead Walking Programmes
- Choose to Lose – NHS Forth Valley Weight Management
- Maggie’s Forth Valley
- Moving Medicine
- Better Health Let’s Do This
- Thrive Learning
Clackmannanshire Council: Active Clacks
Cost: £2.50 per class
Buggy Walks are a fun way for mums, dads, grandparents and carers to meet new people, chat and share experiences on a safe and welcoming walk led by trained walk leaders.
Falkirk: Step Forth Buggy Walks
Active Forth: Falkirk
Active Forth is Falkirk’s physical activity referral programme. The aim of the 6 month programme is to give people with long term health conditions or post injury/surgery an opportunity to become more active and gain the benefits of a healthier lifestyle.
Our team create programmes with patients’ current fitness level in mind, and will support them as their fitness and confidence increases. Being referred by a health professional gives access to our subsidised membership.
Active Forth is run out of:
- Stenhousemuir Health & Fitness
- Grangemouth Sports Complex
- Mariner Centre
- Bo’ness Recreation Centre
Active Forth have classes and create tailored gym programmes for all abilities. Whether you enjoy low impact classes, water based fitness or circuits, our Active Forth fitness timetable has you covered!
£22 Per Month / £4.60 Pay as You Go
Download Active Forth & Step Forth Booklet
Download Active Forth Referral Form
Active Living for Life: Stirling
Active Living for life is the physical activity referral programme run by Active Stirling. It is designed to help and support individuals with specific health conditions and people living an inactive lifestyle who want to become more active.
Active Living for life provides physical activity opportunities in and around the community of Stirling which include health walks, strength and balance classes, personalised gym-based activity, water aerobics, home based workouts and our specifically designed Fit for life classes led by a qualified referral instructor. Clients will be regularly assessed while on the programme and exit strategies put in place upon completion of the 12-week programme.
Active Living is run out of The Peak and other community venues in Stirling.
Cost: £51 for 12 weeks / £3-4 Pay as You Go
To find out more please visit their Website
Download (Temporary) Active Living for Life Referral Form
Please send referrals to: email@example.com
Scottish Sport Futures: Chance 2 Be: Bannockburn
Scottish Sports Futures use the power of sport and physical activity to engage with vulnerable and disadvantaged young people and families in Stirling and empower them to be confident, healthy, and happy.
We do this using our proven and recognised Sport for Change model and its range of person-centred, youth-led programmes that provide positive experiences, inspiring role models, engaging social education, training, and youth volunteering opportunities.
- Free including travel costs
Forth Valley: Lower Limb Low Impact Classes
These community classes allow people with lower limb joint pain to strengthen their legs and manage their pain more effectively. They are led by experienced fitness instructors who have a background in helping people with a variety of different medical conditions. The classes were set up primarily to help people manage the symptoms of arthritis in the knee/ hip joints, but these classes are also excellent at building general lower limb strength and confidence.
Our users have reported various benefits that can be gained from attending the Lower Limb Impact classes, e.g. improved general fitness and pain reduction.
Anyone can attend these, no need to be referred!
- Clacks: Call 01259452334 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
- Falkirk: Call 01324504568 or email email@example.com to find out more.
- Stirling: Call 01786273555 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
Find out more about the classes here.
Forth Valley Royal Hospital Exercise Corridor
Information boards have been installed with details of local walking routes which range from a short 15 min stroll longer walks through the woodland. ‘LochPower’ sign boards have also been installed with details of simple strength and balance exercises which you can do when you are out and about.
Walk around the hospital grounds and see our physical activity boards so you can tell your patients. These signs are located outside the maternity building and all around the Larbert Loch. You can see them here.
Forestry Commission Scotland manages the woodland. For more information or to arrange group visits and activities please contact the community ranger:
Phone: 0300 067 6700
Macmillan Move More Forth Valley
Move More Forth Valley is part of Macmillan Cancer Support’s national campaign to ensure that people living with cancer are supported to become physically active before, during and after their treatment.
Based out of a range of facilities in Forth Valley, the tailored programme of physical activity support is designed to help people with cancer become more active at a level that’s right for them. People can take part in cancer rehab classes, volunteer lead walking groups, gentle movement classes or more traditional personal gym-based programmes.
Move More is about providing opportunities for people to get moving in an enjoyable way that suits their lifestyle.
Cost: Free 12 week programme followed by a referral to Active Living, Active Forth or Active Clacks.
Download Macmillan Move More Referral Form (Temporary)
Get Fit For Surgery
To help your patients prepare for your planned treatment, pre and post surgery, this booklet highlights practical ideas to help them regularly move more. There are links to websites for you to access and do in your own time.
Scottish Disability Sport
Scottish Disability Sport is the governing Body for disability sport in Scotland and for the sport of Boccia.
Our aim is to lead inclusive sport in Scotland for participants and athletes with physical, sensory or learning disabilities.
If you identify a child, young person or adult with a physical, learning or sensory impairment who has an interest in sport please complete our Central Disability Sport Referral Form and forward it to:
Boccia: Originally designed to be played by players with cerebral palsy but now includes athletes with other severe disabilities. It became a Paralympic sport in 1984 and is played worldwide from participation to Paralympic level.
To find out more please visit our website or contact:
Cheryl Lappin: SDS Central Scotland Regional Manager
Graham Harvey: Forth Valley Disability Sport – Branch Coordinator
Madison Garland: SDS Boccia Development Officer
Free Volunteer Lead Walking Programmes
These walks are aimed at people who would benefit most from doing more physical activity. This can include people who haven’t been active for a while and would like to start again, people recovering from ill health or who are managing a long-term condition and anyone who’s been told by a health professional that they would benefit from being more active.
- Falkirk: Step Forth Walking Programme
- Braveheart: Falkirk Walking Timetable
- Stirling: Active Stirling Walks
- Clackmannan: Wee Country Walkers
- Loch Lomond & the Trossachs National Park (Callander, Killin & Aberfoyle): Walk In The Park | Loch Lomond And The Trossachs
Do you want to lose weight and keep it off for good? If you do, then now is the time for you to take control, eat well, get active and monitor your progress.
- Visit Choose to Lose
Maggie’s Forth Valley
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with cancer, Maggie’s Forth Valley can help.
All of our services are free. You can drop into the Centre any time between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday. Activities are available online or in person. See the Programme timetable.
Maggie’s Forth Valley, Nina Barough Building, off Quintinshill Drive, Larbert, FK5 4SG
The ultimate resource to help healthcare professionals integrate physical activity conversations into routine clinical care. Find out more.
Better Health Let’s Do This
Useful tips to help you and your patients be more physically active!
Thrive Learning: Helping organisations use physical activity or sport to achieve outcomes
The Thrive Learning Programme helps practitioners understand more about how to use physical activity or sport to achieve a range of outcomes. All aspects of the programme are currently FREE to those in Scotland.