Introduction to Exercise, the gym and your wellbeing

The Exchange, 33 Gawber Road, Barnsley S75 2AH

Looking After Myself

Exercise can improve quality of life, help to manage stress, encourage us to feel better about ourselves, and reduce the risk of serious health conditions.

At the Recovery and Wellbeing College, we have a small but fully equipped gym with exercise specialists who can kickstart your journey to moving more.

Over this 12-week course, you will undertake an induction where you will receive a bespoke exercise plan. Sessions will be twice weekly, with each session lasting one hour, and incorporating:

  • How to perform exercise safely and correctly.
  • Nutrition awareness.
  • Anatomy and physiology.
  • Advice on how to become more active.
  • Home exercise techniques.

The Gym prides itself in empowering individuals, building their confidence, and encouraging people to move on to other physical activity opportunities in the local area, after the course is complete.

Mixed Gym
Mondays and Wednesdays Commences 8th and 10th January 2024 12 weeks
Mondays and Wednesdays Commences 8th and 10th April 2024 12 weeks
Women’s Only Gym
Tuesdays and Thursdays Commences 9th and 11th January 2024 12 weeks
Tuesdays and Thursdays Commences 9th and 11th April 2024 12 weeks




At The Exchange

Start dates and time

Term Monday8 January 202412 weeks
Term Wednesday10 January 202412 weeks
Term Monday8 April 202412 weeks
Term Wednesday10 April 202412 weeks
Term Tuesday9 January 202412 weeks
Term Thursday11 January 202412 weeks
Term Tuesday9 April 202412 weeks
Term Thursday11 April 202412 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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