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GP referral

We provide personalised, subsidised, exercise programmes as part of the Mid Essex Exercise Referral Scheme at Riverside Leisure Centre. 

GP referral at Riverside

GP referral

Your GP may feel that exercise could help with your physical or mental health and wellbeing. A referral will give you access to our gyms at a reduced cost, and expert help from our team.

You will have an assessment where your instructor will create you a personalised exercise programme, that is tailored to your fitness and health level. They will also show you how to use the equipment.   

After four, eight and 12 weeks your instructor will carry out a review and notify your GP of your progress.  

Our instructors are on hand to answer any questions, or update your programme. 

Your instructor may also recommend one of our group exercise classes or a Hydrotherapy session as part of your programme. You will be able to use these at a reduced cost.

Times and prices

Opening hours

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm

Saturday and Sunday, 6.15am to 7pm

Peak times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 9am and 5pm to 10pm 

Saturday and Sunday, 6.15am to 12pm

Off Peak times

Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm

Saturday and Sunday, 12pm to 7pm


First 12 weeks: £4.10

Peak sessions: £5

Off Peak sessions: £5.30

Induction: £10.50


  • For your first visit to the gym, you will need to book a gym assessment by calling 01245 615058
  • Once you have had your assessment, you do not need to book to attend the gym.  

Things you need to know

Lockers and changing rooms

  • Lockers with number keypads are located next to the gym.
  • There is a male group changing area and a female group changing area located by the studio 2 and on poolside.
  • Accessible changing facilities are located by studio 2 or on poolside.

What to bring

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Centre opening times

Monday to Friday, 6.15am to 10pm
Saturday, 6.15am to 7pm
Sunday, 6.15am to 7pm
Bank holidays: see facility opening timetables

Our facilities, including the ice rink, may have separate opening times. Please check individual pages.


  • 95 station gym
  • 2 exercise studios
  • Spin studio
  • Main pool
  • 10x20m learner pool
  • Ice rink
  • Creche
  • Soft play
  • Changing Places
  • Accessible changing
  • Accessible parking
  • Meeting room

All prices are correct to 2 June 2019


Contact form

Riverside Leisure Centre
Victoria Road

01245 615050

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