Fitness in Torbay

The Fitness in Torbay exercise referral programme is a 10 week exercise programme supervised by fully qualified exercise professionals and is open to anyone registered with a GP in the Bay. The cost is £40.

There are venues across Torbay offering:

  • Gym sessions
  • Water exercises
  • Toning tables

A patient testimony of the Fitness in Torbay programme

How do you get started?

  • Book your healthy lifestyles assessment
  • Decide where you would like to take part from the list of providers below.
  • Contact the provider to book your place.
  • Take the completed referral form and payment of £40 to the provider on your first visit.

Leisure providers

Review what’s on offer by clicking on the leisure providers’ names below. Contact the provider directly to book your appointment.

The Barton Surgery Gym is open specifically for patients on the exercise referral programme. We run small group sessions in a friendly, fun, non-threatening environment. Equipment includes CV equipment such as treadmills, bikes, rowers and a cross trainer. We also have a small selection of hand weights and resistance bands.

What we offer

  • 10-week programme of supervised gym sessions
  • 2 exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions
  • Your own exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor

Sessions available

Mondays and Fridays – mornings and afternoons.

Contact details

Barton Surgery Gym, Barton Hill Way, Torquay, TQ2 8JG, 0300 456 1006 (local rate number) to speak to a member of the Healthy Lifestyles Team

Brixham Sports Centre is located within the grounds of Brixham College and is the hub of sporting activity for the local community. We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers in a relaxed and friendly setting.

The Fitness Suite offers a full range of equipment. Our Professional Instructors are qualified in delivering individual, therapeutic, safe programmes and will support and help you while you exercise at your own pace and ability to achieve your health goals and improve your wellbeing.

What we offer

  • 10 week programme of supervised gym sessions
  • 2 exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions
  • Your own exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor

The Centre operates around school hours and is open to the public 4pm – 9pm weekdays and 9am – 3pm weekends.

Session times

  • Tuesdays and Thursdays 4pm – 5pm
  • Wednesdays and Fridays 4:30pm – 5:30pm and 5:30pm – 6:30pm

Contact details

Brixham Sports Centre, Lytes Road, Brixham TQ5 9SN
01803 883388 after 4pm (ask for Melissa or Jeff) or thesportscentre@brixhamcollege.co.uk

Lifestyle Gym is based at the Riviera International Conference Centre and offers a wide range of cardiovascular machines, including Stationary Bikes, Cross Trainers, Steppers, Skiergs & Concept 2 Rowers, as well as multiple resistance machines to sculpt and shape your body. We also boast an excellent range of free weights and have a team of highly qualified and friendly staff that will make you feel comfortable and help you achieve your goals in a positive and motivating environment.

Aquatonic is a 45-minute water based session with Emma Bowden designed to improve mobility, flexibility, posture, muscle strength, endurance fitness. The water will support the body and allow greater movement than you can achieve on land which will help to alleviate any joint pain. A great way to burn some calories, while keeping cool and having fun in the water. Aquatonic could be your tonic to help you to better health.

What we offer

  • 10-week programme of supervised gym or Aquatonic sessions
  • Two exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions
  • A personalised exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor
  • Discounted membership at completion of programme – 3mth Silver membership for £60 & 3mth Gold membership for £70
  • Two Health assessments

Session times

Exercise referral sessions and Aquatonic times vary through the week, please contact us for up-to-date session times.

Contact details

Lifestyle, Riviera International Centre, Chestnut Avenue, Torquay, TQ2 5LZ

Contact our GP Referral Team – Sam or Steve on 01803 206345.

Here at Tone-Wize we offer a range of power assisted Shapemaster equipment, from motorised chairs to tables. We have a small selection of weights and resistance bands to work alongside the equipment. The electronic power systems can be used passively or actively depending on your ability and reason for referral. The programs are ideal for those users that are rested from exercise or have been inactive for a period of time. It is a friendly, relaxed atmosphere and we stay with you every step of the way, offering support, advice and motivation to help you achieve your goals; become more active today and improve your lifestyle.

What we offer

  • 10-week programme of supervised gym sessions
  • 2 exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions/individual
  • Your own exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor

Session times

Monday to Friday 9am – 9pm

Contact details

Tone-Wize, 2 Sturcombe Avenue, Paignton. 01803 523939 (ask for Claire).

Torbay Leisure Centre have a complete range of cardio equipment, a large weights area and floor work area so you can enjoy a full body workout! We’ve got so many new things for you to try – you’ll never be bored in the gym again. Our instructors will be happy to help you use any of the equipment or answer any fitness questions that you may have, just talk to us on your next visit. Come in and see our gym for yourself!

What we offer

  • 10-week programme of supervised gym sessions
  • 2 exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions
  • Your own exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor

Session times

Monday to Friday 12pm – 1 pm and 1pm – 2pm

Contact details

Torbay Leisure Centre, Penwill Way, Paignton, TQ4 5JR. 01803 522240 (ask for Simon).

Torquay Academy Sports Centre is located within the grounds of Torquay Academy and is committed to meeting the needs of our customers in a relaxed and friendly setting.

The Fitness Suite offers a full range of equipment. Our professional instructors are here to help you while you exercise at your own pace and ability, to help achieve your personal health goals, and improve your wellbeing.

What we offer

  • 10 week programme of supervised gym sessions
  • 2 exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions
  • Your own exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor
Session times

Monday to Friday 6pm – 8pm

Contact details

Torquay Academy, Cricketfield Road, Torquay, TQ2 7NU. 01803 317137 after 4pm (ask for Michelle or Mark).

Winners 2000 has 2 clubs that run the GP referral programme in Torbay; based in Torquay and Paignton. Our clubs are set up to cater for members from age 5 to 105. Whatever your age or ability, size and shape, this club is for YOU. Working out at Winners 2000 is great fun, and you will always experience a clean, friendly and professional environment

What we offer

  • 10 week programme of supervised gym sessions
  • 2 exercise sessions per week
  • Small group sessions
  • Your own exercise plan designed by a qualified instructor

Session times

  • Torquay – Wednesdays and Fridays 10am – 11am
  • Paignton – Tuesdays and Thursdays 11am – 12am

Contact details

168-174 Teignmouth Road, Torquay, TQ1 4RY. 01803 327561 (ask for Melissa).

Aspen Way, Yalberton Industrial Estate, Paignton, TQ4 7QR. 01803 524553 (ask for Jeff).


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