Active North Ayrshire
Exercise on Referral Programme
It has been proven that physical exercise can assist with recovery from chronic illness as well as improving self-esteem, confidence and helping people deal with transition in their lives. To this end KA Leisure has developed Active NA to enable people recovering from a wide range of conditions to take part in sport and health and fitness activities.
Together with a range of partners, specialist staff from KA Leisure's Active NA team will support participants through a broad range of enjoyable activities delivered within their community including; aqua fitness, low impact exercise classes and personalised fitness sessions. The individually tailored programmes are designed to be light, enjoyable and fun.
If you have health issues that could be improved through regular physical activity, speak to one of our Active North Ayrshire referral team or your GP.
Call the Active North Ayrshire Team on: 01294 605128
Invigor8 North Ayrshire
Invigor8 is a falls prevention exercise programme, specifically designed for people 65 and over, provided by KA Leisure in North Ayrshire.
The Invigor8 programme helps reduce the risk of falls in people aged 65 and over, through a series of core exercises. The initiative is funded by the Scottish Governments Change Fund, which supports the Reshaping Care for Older People programme. Participating in Invigor8 will make a huge difference for many people, by reducing their risk of having a fall, improving their physical wellbeing and boosting their confidence.
NHS Ayrshire & Arran's Falls Lead Practitioner, Dr Hall said: "Invigor8 is an evidence-based service which meets the needs of the people who are most at risk of falling. We know that to reduce the numbers of people who suffer falls in Ayrshire and Arran, we need to deliver a 50 week exercise programme focused on improving an individual's strength and balance. This partnership programme supported by the Community Health Partnership allows us to deliver this important service."
One in three people aged 65 and over experience a fall each year. Falls, however, are not an inevitable consequence of ageing. By undertaking a specific strength and balance exercise programme for 50 weeks, the risk of having a fall is markedly reduced. Sessions are led by highly trained and experienced instructors and suitable for people who have had a fall or want to prevent falls in the future.