Introduction to Exercise, the gym and your wellbeing

The Exchange, 33 Gawber Road, Barnsley S75 2AH

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Understanding my mental health and wellbeing

This course is designed to get you moving and exercising more. It’s twice weekly for each learner, each session lasting one hour and will incorporate:-

  • A nutrition workshop
  • An anatomy and physiology workshop
  • Home exercise techniques

After your induction, you’ll receive a bespoke exercise plan which is periodically reviewed.

You’ll receive: –

  • Knowledge on how to perform exercise safely and correctly
  • Advice on how to become more active
  • Gain an understanding of how the body responds to exercise
  • Develop an insight into the role of nutrition.

We’ll ensure the service we offer is sustainable and achievable in the community.  The gym at the Recovery College prides itself on empowering individuals; it builds people’s confidence and encourages learners to move on to attend local gyms/activities once the course sessions are complete.  We want individuals to have fun, build relationships and ascertain their own goals.  We support people to make positive changes for a healthier and happy future.

Each session is an hour long and these hour slots will be allocated upon enrolment.

Mixed Gym – Mon & Wed’s (attendance twice per week) 

Mon and Weds 04 Sept to Weds 06 Dec 2023 10–3pm 14 weeks
You will be allocated a slot

 Ladies Gym – Tues & Thurs (attendance twice per week) Terms 5 & 6

Tues and Thurs 05 Sept to Thurs 07 Dec 2023 1-3pm 13 weeks
You will be allocated a slot





At The Exchange

Start dates and time

Term 3Monday17 April 202310-12 and 1-3pm13 weeks
Term 3Wednesday19 April 202310-12 and; 1-3pm13 weeks
Term 3Tuesday18 April 2023Ladies 1-3pm13 weeks
Term 3Thursday20 April 2023Ladies 1-3pm13 weeks


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How do I enrol?

You are not referred to the Recovery College, you can simply enrol yourself, or on behalf of someone for any of our courses that may be of interest to you. Our courses are open to all adults and we welcome carers, supporters and professionals too.

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