Active Health

Active Health is a 12 week physical activity programme for adults who have one or more health conditions that are a barrier for them becoming more active. Participants on the scheme are referred by medical professionals who assess that physical activity may be helpful. 

The scheme is designed to help participants manage and improve their conditions, along with their overall health and well-being, through increased physical activity levels, and sustainable behaviour changes.

If you are ready to increase your physical activity levels, make an appointment with your GP or Health Practitioner.

Active Health Information


12 weeks

3 FREE Consultations

Initial consultation to discuss how we can help you to achieve your goals of becoming healthier and improve your health conditions through physical activity.

There will also be a midway and end consultation to monitor your progress.

FREE Gym Induction

Tour of the gym facilities to show you around and familiarise yourself with the equipment. A bespoke programme will be created to help support and improve your health condition.


Physical activity recommendations from trained GP Referral Staff. Tailored workout programmes will be built for each individual.

Options to access gym / swimming / group-based classes that are appropriate for patients with a wide range of health conditions.


£3.80 per session

Discounted monthly membership options are also available (our team will talk you through the different pricing options).

Qualifying Criteria

Medical conditions such as cardiac, pulmonary, neurological, musculoskeletal, mental health conditions, cancer rehabilitation. Other health conditions may also qualify.

Specialist Advice

Guidance on options for continuing with physical activity after the completion of the programme to continue to improve health and wellbeing.


Billingham Forum, Stockton Splash, Thornaby Pavilion and IB Leisure

Recommended Activities

Our team will create a tailored workout programme for you depending on your medical condition. This could include low intensity exercises in the gym, swimming, group-based classes that are appropriate for patients with a wide range of health conditions as well as exercises at home or outside including walking, running and cycling. See the timetable below.

Chair Based Exercise Class

These sessions are aimed at individuals who are suffering with neurological conditions or limited mobility. Sessions feature a full body workout with use of light weights, resistance bands and exercise balls all delivered in a chair. Sessions are delivered by a friendly, fully qualified Fitness Instructor.

Chair Based

All exercises delivered in a chair

Aimed at

Those suffering with neurological conditions or limited mobility


Billingham Forum
Stockton Splash


Mondays (Forum)
Wednesdays (Splash)


10:50 - 11:35 (Forum)
11:15 - 12:00 (Splash)

Medimotion Bike Exercise Sessions

Individual MotoMed exercise bike sessions are for people with limited mobility due to a medical condition. Sessions provide fitness, mobility, strength & condition management, on specialist equipment, in a safe and controlled environment. Please note: an induction is required before use of the bikes, which can be done by the Neurological team or a member of the Health Team at Tees Active.

The medimotion bikes are assisted equipment with passive and active functions meaning that you can start slowly and build up your stamina. With regular movement participants can improve their health conditions.

Seated Exercise

Users can train while seated in a wheelchair or from a chair

Low Intensity

A great way to stay active


Billingham Forum


Selected sessions throughout the week. See the timetable below

Swimming is also a great low intensity and low impact exercise. Find out more about our pools, sessions and take a look at the timetable.

View Swimming Timetable


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Active Health helped me to recover my health following my heart attack and the support I received was fantastic.

Steve, Active Health Participant

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