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Activity on Referral


The AoR Scheme provides sedentary individuals with a positive introduction to being physically active. This 12 week introductory exercise programme enables individuals to maintain a physically active lifestyle with a view to improving both their physical and mental well being. For further information please visit the Northamptonshire Sport website.

Who is it for?

The scheme is aimed at adults over the age of 16, who are considered to be inactive and have one or more medical conditions that would benefit from a programme of exercise. A list of the conditions eligible is listed further down this page.

Who Can Refer?

- General Practitioners (GP's)

- Practice Nurses

- Health Visitors

- Physiotherapists

- Mental Health Professionals

- Dietician Specialists

- Consultants & Nurses

- *Healthcare Assistants under the guidance of another Health Professional

*If you are a medical professional and would like to refer a patient, please use SystmOne. Alternatively, please contact and we can provide a PDF document for your surgery. A guide for Health Professionals can be found below.

What are the benefits?

- Patients receive a 12 week programme based around the pre-existing medical conditions
- Full Access to our Leisure Membership (providing there are no contraindications) which includes; Unlimited Gym, Classes, Swimming and Health Suite Access

- Reduced Price Membership for 3 Months

- Support throughout from our trained Exercise Referral Professionals

- Free Consultation with the patient to see if it is right for them before commencing

- Initial Full AOR Induction

- Free reviews at weeks 6 and 12 of their programme

- Additional Reduced Price Membership at Month 4 if they complete the programme.

What is the Referral Criteria?

Inclusion Criteria

Overweight BMI >25 plus one other risk factor / Obesity BMI >30

Pre-diabetes / Diabetes (controlled)

Hypertension (controlled)


Anxiety, Stress or Depression (mild-moderate)

Mild Arthritis in hips or knees

Back Pain (not acute)

Impaired Mobility or Strength

Neurological (Parkinson’s/MS)

COPD / Pulmonary related (Controlled)

Osteoporosis (T-score -2.5 or lower with no history of low trauma fractures)

Stable Angina (Controlled & stable for 6 months)

Exclusion Criteria


Heart Failure/Unstable Arrythmias

Patients that have undergone back surgery or other complicated surgery

Uncontrolled Hypertension

Uncontrolled Diabetes

Uncontrolled COPD/Pulmonary related disease

Patients who are receiving treatment for Cancer

Acute Psychiatric Illness

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Activity on Referral

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