Burnley ‘Up & Active’ Team are part of the new Active Lifestyle Hub for Pennine Lancashire, covering Burnley, Pendle, Ribble Valley, Hyndburn, Rossendale and Blackburn with Darwen.
We have been commissioned to deliver the Exercise Referral Scheme, Weight Management and Cardiac Rehabilitation programmes. All programmes are 12 weeks and offer a variety of physical activity.
The various classes take place at a range of times during the week and are on offer at different venues including St Peter’s and Padiham leisure centres, Prairie Sports Village, and Burnley Mechanics.
How to access the Up and Active Service
Self-Referral – please contact us on 01282 477134 to speak to one of the Up and Active Advisors.
Health Professional Referral – please make an appointment with your Health Professional to discuss suitability. Your Health Professional will send a referral form to the Up and Active Hub and an advisor will then make contact will you.
We now have a U&A recommendation form for professionals wanting to begin a self-referral on behalf of a client.
Contact the team for general enquiries on – 01282 477127
Click on the tabs below to find out more about our individual programmes.
A 12-week structured course of physical activity. Exercise options include chair-based exercise, group health walks, low level group activity, supervised gym, beginners Swim Fit and the FeelGood Factory. Each session has a charge of £2 during the 12 weeks. We ask a minimum attendance of one session a week.
To be eligible for this programme you must be at least 16 years old, inactive and have one or more health conditions. Conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, musculoskeletal problems or injuries, or mental health issues such as anxiety or depression.
This programme can be accessed through a self-referral by telephoning 01282477134 or a referral from a Health Professional, for example – GP, Practice Nurse, Physio.
Useful links and resources:
- Online exercise classes for individuals with health conditions
- Walking for health – exercise guidance
- Using exercise to look after your mental health
- Arthritis Research Keep Moving booklet
Up and Active Client Journey’s:
- Philip is feeling very fit after attending the programme. He was recovering from back surgery and his goal is now to get fitter.
- Graham has better fitness after attending. He feels much healthier and is looking forward to a more active life.
- Valerie has a higher level of fitness and a happier disposition. She is feeling happier and more agile. She now walks faster and further and now feels better about herself.
- Susan has lost weight and feels more toned, she also feels much fitter. She feels stronger and takes part in more things. She thinks it is nice to be able to go on walks and exercise without being short of breath.
- Nina has better mobility and balance as a result of attending a programme. She feels more energetic and is now more active.
- Gareth has achieved more movement on the programme. He feels better from meeting new people and he can now join in with new groups.
- Dennis has improved his fitness, which has in turn helped with his breathing and overall health and happiness. He feels like he can do a lot more active things and he also feels stronger and healthier.
A 12-week structured programme of progressive exercise and health education for people who have recently had a heart attack or heart surgery. Exercise options include group health walks, low level group activity, supervised gym, plus group health education. The cost of the programme is £30 for the 12 weeks.
This programme is only accessed via a referral from a Cardiac Nurse or Health Professional.
Useful links and resources:
A 12-week course of health education, with optional weekly weigh-ins, as well as support and motivation from your Up and Active instructor. Group education sessions will be available within leisure facilities and online, additional one-one support will also be on offer.
You will be eligible to access a selection of leisure activities for a one-off fee of £30 whilst on your 12-week weight management programme.
To be eligible you must be at least 18 years old and have a Body Mass Index (BMI) of 30-39.9.
This programme can be accessed through self-referral by telephoning 01282 477134 or completing the Online Weight Management Registration form either online or downloading it here and emailing it to email@example.com.
You can also access a programme with a referral from a Health Professional. For example – GP, Practice Nurse or Physio.
Covid-19 update – the drop-in clinic at St Peter’s is not currently taking place. We hope to resume soon, but unfortunately do not have a date now. For all smoking cessation enquiries, please contact the Quit Squad directly on 0800 328 6297.
‘Up and Active’ have a team of dedicated and experienced Stop Smoking Advisors. Our Open Access Community Clinic provides advice, support and motivation to help you stop smoking and stay stopped long-term.
The clinic takes place on a Monday evening from 5.30pm-6.45pm at the St Peter’s Health Centre.
If it’s your first time, all you need to do is come along during clinic times and let the reception staff know it’s your first time.
For any more information, call the office on 01282 477127.
I have been a member for at least 4 years, my fitness levels have increased drastically through the help, advice and inspiration from all the instructors at the gym, St Peters Centre is a great place to exercise. I find that the timetable and the variation of the classes fits in with my busy schedule. The instructors are always friendly…
Health and Fitness plays a huge part in my life. I have been a member of Burnley leisure for approx. 20 years and have seen it evolve into the huge success it now is. I remain a member due to the classes and the instructors. I particularly enjoy the triathlon sports and am always looking for improvements in my performance. A well-structured class timetable is delivered. I love the spinning…
I just wanted to say thank you to all the instructors at Padiham leisure centre for their continued support in getting me to my fitness goals. I absolutely love the varied classes that are on offer and I know I can attend any one of them and enjoy the class, enjoy the camaraderie and know that I will be pushed to my limits…
I attend BodyBalance twice a week and the classes are led by Rebecca and Karly. This class is perfect for what I need….toning, stretching, flexibility to music. I like the fact that the routine changes every three months. Both teachers are good at explaining and demonstrating new moves and are always happy to spend time after the class answering any queries…
I have been a member of St Peters gym for about 10 years. I have used the gym and also attended classes and occasionally swimming. I find the spinning class very enjoyable and feel it has helped my cycling ability a lot…
I have been a member of the gym for ten years. The staff from the cleaners through to the instructors are very professional. All the instructors are extremely articulate and knowledgeable in their given fields. Group classes cover a range of abilities and needs the instructors gauge this immediately and offer relevant information to help everyone enjoy the classes…
I’ve been a member at St Peters for over 5 years and over that time I’ve attended many classes run by Rebecca and Karly. The classes are great with a friendly atmosphere and knowledgeable and approachable staff. It’s a real family atmosphere at St Peters and although there are lots of other gyms available locally I wouldn’t move as I would miss the teaching staff and the great vibe.
I am proud to say I am a member of St Peter’s Gym, and have been for over 10 years. I get a fantastic workout, in whatever class I choose to do. The instructors are enthusiastic and extremely motivational and encourage you to do as much as possible; helping you to work at your highest level to push your fitness…
I have been a member of Burnley Leisure many years now before that I used to exercise at home, as a result of becoming a member of Burnley leisure my fitness level increased to a standard that I did not feel would have been achievable at home and this is due partly to the instructors being freely available, friendly and approachable…
Rebecca, & Karly always give 100% in the many fitness classes they undertake…their positive attitude is always there for people to see and they are always full of encouragement, no matter who it is…
I’ve been a member of St. Peters centre for more than 4 years now and really enjoy it. I try to go 4 times a week, mainly to try to keep fit in general and prevent injuries to especially my back. When I joined I was taught by a pleasant member of staff how to use all the different equipment and the pool…
The instructors are highly motivated, full of energy, very knowledgeable about the routines, friendly, approachable about any questions you might need answering or advise that you might require, fun to be around (which I like) and very welcoming indeed to all who walk through the door…
I have been going to gyms and sports centres since 1976 for various activities! Mainly St. Peter’s Centre , I’ve been to all others in the area, both private and council run…From the staff on reception to all the brilliant instructors that train coach and encourage you! Also it attracts a good mix of people from all walks of life that I have made a lot of friends with!
FrBoth my children are swimmers at St Peter’s Leisure Centre and I spend up to 16 hours a week there. During this time I thought I’d try a indoor cycling class but I was relatively unfit and looking for some motivation…
I joined St. Peter’s this year but I was a member some years ago. Anyway this year I’ve been doing BodyCombat Monday’s and Fridays and synrgy on a Wednesday I’ve also tried the other classes as and when I get a chance. I love the instructors they are all really friendly and encouraging…
Equipment in the gym is everything you need right down to foam rollers/resistant bands etc. There are always staff members present who will help if needs be. Both gyms have plenty of weights so don’t have to wait for others to finish delaying your own routine..
I’ve been a member at Padiham leisure for the past 4 years, attending classes and gym sessions, including PT sessions. The staff are extremely friendly and always happy to help and the new gym facilities are excellent. The classes are fun, and trainers really motivate you. I am so much fitter than I have ever been.
As a regular user and member of St. Peter’s gym Burnley leisure I would like to comment on how brilliant the facilities and staff are I have used the gym for 12 years now and it is such a relaxed atmosphere whether young or getting on in your years you will always find a cheerful and helpfully face to show you the ropes it doesn’t matter what fitness level you are…
I have been attending classes and the gym at both Padiham and St Peters Leisure centre for the last 6 years. The whole system excels in terms of consistency in classes, keeping up with new innovative approaches to fitness, high standards of hygiene and cleanliness and approachable, knowledgeable and friendly staff. The equipment is maintained to a high standard…
I became a member in May 2011 after deciding to quit smoking. I remember my first class (BodyCombat) and feeling rather nervous, as I didn’t know anyone. The instructor made me feel extremely welcome, the class was great, and needless to say, I still go to the classes and I’ve made lots of new friends.
I received my induction for the gym by one of the staff members and instructors Karly. First of all I have to say Karly’s customer service is impeccable. I was quite nervous having never been a member or attended a leisure centre before but I had nothing to worry about. Karly was welcoming friendly and such a lovely genuine personality I was at ease immediately…
I have been a member of Padiham Leisure Centre for the past 18 months and want to say how great the gym, activity studio and indoor cycling classes are. The staff, in particular Karly, Rebecca and Sarah, are very welcoming, knowledgeable and hardworking, and make the classes rewarding and fun (!).
I’ve remained a member of St Peters for many years because of the great team of trainers, the variety of & ever-changing classes & its state of the art gym. The trainers are so enthusiastic, encouraging & knowledgeable & come to know you by name & your ability making you feel part of the team. Their friendliness & cheerfulness makes training fun…
I have attended St Peters Leisure Centre for at least 5 years now and the support that I have received from the personal trainers has always been very good…
I joined Padiham leisure centre about 2 years ago, primarily in a bid to lose some weight, I go on a regular basis taking 2/3 classes per week and I use the pool to swim. I really enjoy it, the instructors are great, and the general staff are just so friendly, I recommend it to everyone
Staff in the gym give advice, use initiative and are approachable and interact with users. Karly showed the regulars and me how to use the TRX band and new equipment. I’m taken by all the instructors and the enthusiasm, knowledge and ability to make pain enjoyable is amazing.
The Instructors are knowledgeable, friendly and informative as well as being encouraging when participating in the many varied classes. The atmosphere within the facility is light clean and airy and covers many levels and studios including the swim and health suite. I am happy with the fees for membership and combined with the other sports facilities in the area, give exceptional value…
I was encouraged to join the running club. Don’t ask me how I was persuaded, as I couldn’t even run to the top of the street! But I did, and with lots of encouragement, motivation and being believed that “I could do it” from the leisure centre staff, I have completed various 5k and 10k runs, with 3 half marathons under my belt, too.
I’ve been a member of St Peter’s and Padiham Leisure for a good number of years and do classes a few times a week; I enjoy the BodyCombat class and indoor cycling class. All the instructors are helpful friendly and professional full of enthusiasm doing their classes with a warm friendly approach that makes you feel you can achieve your goals and motivate you whilst still making it fun.
We are back!
On Wednesday 2nd December, we reopened once again. Find out all the details of the reopening, including our new online and outdoor timetable.
Golf activities are open!
Our golf facilities are now open! Enjoy Toptracer at the Prairie Sports Village driving or spend time on the Towneley Golf Club course.