UK Leading Sports Medicine Dr. is to support AmberValley residents to become more active
Dr Colin Crosby, one of the foremost Sports & Medicine Doctors in the U.K will be supporting the general public within AmberValley in a new community health initiative , that is set to launch in June 2015.
Dr Crosby is the National Medical Director for the Medi Fit Scheme, a medical screening service for people beginning an exercise programme at Amber Valley Borough Council’s award winning Leisure centres in Alfreton, Ripley and Heanor.
For many people, the reassuring advice of a specially trained Doctor regarding historic or current illnesses, injuries, or ailments and the most suitable, appropriate exercise to follow, will provide the necessary encouragement currently preventing individuals from starting the move to a more active lifestyle.
All participants coming to the 3 Amber Valley Leisure Centres will take part in a short health assessment with one of the Centres team of friendly staff.
Greta Davis, Lou Newton and Maxine Simpkin, the three Health Referral Coordinators at each site have a total of 64 years Health & Wellbeing experience between them.
Greta, at Ripley leisure Centre has a background in Gymnastics, Wellbeing classes and specialises in Heart Rehab and Fall Prevention. A self confessed ‘people person’ Greta says her job “Makes me feel better when my clients feel better”
Lou, who is based at William Gregg VC, has a passion for exercise classes and promotes the social aspect of having fun while improving health.
Maxine from Alfreton Leisure Centre has travelled all over the world working on cruise ships promoting personal training and giving nutritional advice. She says “It’s a great feeling to give people the tools and knowledge to improve their health”
Together they are all qualified in cardiac rehabilitation and GP exercise referral to give advice on Arthritis, Diabetes, Hypertension, Respiratory and many other conditions. They all teach studio exercise classes, aquatic and specialised gym sessions.
They are all able to put themselves in your shoes and to provide help and support every step of the way.
If an individual would benefit from a consultation with Dr Crosby then the team will arrange this on behalf of the customer. The Doctor will then arrange direct contact with the customer. Following this consultation Dr Cosby will tailor an exercise programme that meets with the customers specific needs.
This new Medi Fit initiative which is another examples of how Places for People Leisure provide innovative and ground breaking schemes to attract people to healthy lifestyles and committing to a fitness programme pilot project which will be rolled out nationally once the benefits of having medical support attached to the service are fully recognised and validated.
Amber Valley Borough Council are sponsoring the scheme which will run for an initial 12 month period and many people who have been previously put off exercise because of an underlying medical condition will see this as a great opportunity to take advantage of the award winning facilities, and start a personalised programme supported by the best medical advice in the U.K.