Isolation does not mean you're alone

At this difficult time it can be hard to stay motivated for exercise, but we're here to help.

As you are living with a neurological condition through this time we want to talk with you about how to enable you to stay as active as you can. We want to work with you to use movement and activity in your home so you can keep as healthy as you can physically, and also support your emotional well-being during this time.

As part of our Access to Exercise programme the Neuro Therapy Centre and Brio Leisure have put in place a number of ways that you can continue to exercise and have support during this time of isolation.

  • Live online exercise sessions to do at home over Zoom
  • Telephone support
  • Exercise advice over the telephone
  • Online themed activity sessions to build friendship and support such as virtual coffee mornings.

We also have a list of exercise films that can be carried out at home in your own time and some videos from the Neuro Therapy Centre gym instructor which give a workout for biceps, triceps and shoulders.

Brio Leisure also have a range of exercise films available on their Facebook page. Please be aware that these are general sessions and are not specifically tailored to people with health conditions.

We have dedicated live Zoom events for our Access to Exercise participants including a coffee morning and a seated exercise class.

You may also find our page on general advice on isolating useful or our regular blogs on support and activities to do at home. Our regular follow-up calls and surveys to fulfil the research element of the programme will continue to take place.

We want to make this support as useful as it can be at this time so if you have ideas about other things that would help you manage the lockdown and staying active then please let us know at [email protected] or [email protected] 

Learn more about using Zoom:

If you are not familiar with this tool and would like to see a tutorial, the following videos can help:

For mobile phone users: 

For laptop/computer users:

If you live in West Cheshire and would like to join this programme please visit www.neurotherapycentre.org/access-to-exercise to download the referral form or speak to your GP.

Project Partners

The Access to Exercise programme is a partnership between the Neuro Therapy Centre, Brio Leisure, the Walton Centre, MS Society, Parkinsons UK and Sheffield Hallam University and is funded by Sport England. Its aim is to improve access to exercise across west Cheshire.