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Blackwater Leisure Centre gives GP-referral new lease of life

Demonstrating that being active can greatly improve your health, Blackwater Leisure Centre has over the past year helped 73-year-old Clare Urry, from Maldon, go from using a mobility scooter to being able to cycle to and from the centre.

  • The centre advised Clare to join its GP referral scheme, as she needed both ankle joints replacing and her Achilles tendons lengthening, as well as just undergoing a hip replacement
  • In order for the operation to go ahead she needed to improve her strength and fitness, so undertook three monitored gym sessions a week for just under a year
  • When Clare first arrived at the centre she walked using two crutches and often had to use a mobility scooter to move between pieces of gym equipment
  • After her operation and recovery time she came back to the gym able to walk unaided and cycle to the centre
  • Since her recovery Clare has joined the discounted gym and swim package for the over-60s, which is available on an annual basis and includes three one-to-one sessions
  • She is now taking three gym, swim and aqua aerobics classes a week to further improve her fitness
  • The GP referral scheme is available at Blackwater Leisure Centre by referral from your doctor, and runs over an initial three-month period with consultation, programme and review

Quotations

Clare Urry commented:

When I first started the GP referral scheme I had very limited mobility and through the amazing dedication of the staff at Blackwater my fitness improved to great levels before my operation and since I have recovered it has massively improved my quality of life and I can now mobilise enough to help others. I can’t thank the staff at Blackwater enough for the help they have given me through the scheme.

Phil Wallis, Contract Manager at Blackwater Leisure Centre, commented:

When I first met Clare she was almost unable to walk, and now when I see her she is happy and bubbly – a completely different woman! Our GP referral scheme is run by Brian Randall, and he has done a fantastic job in helping Clare to improve her fitness and quality of life.

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Archive

Local leisure centre’s Swim School smashes records!

Blackwater Leisure Centre has announced record-breaking enrolment numbers at its Swim School after the most successful term in the centre’s history! More than 900 members of the local community have taken to the water in order to improve or learn this vital life skill and registrations are still being accepted for the upcoming term The […]

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Get back into netball at Blackwater Leisure Centre this March!

Blackwater Leisure Centre is encouraging the local community to get ‘Back into netball’ this March, with a new weekly class launching on Tuesday 4th March from 1pm until 2pm. The sessions, which are part of England Netball’s ‘Back to Netball’ scheme, will provide a gentle re-introduction to the game and will be led by a […]

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Blackwater Leisure Centre supports local toddler groups

Blackwater Leisure Centre is continuing to support the local community by offering a free bath book, swimming lesson and drink to all toddler groups in the Maldon area. This new incentive is a great way to get toddlers having fun in the pool from an early age Building confidence in the water from a young […]

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