Pendleside Medical Practice

Getting Fit

The secret to getting fit for free is to use every opportunity to be active.

Armed with a bit of get-up-and-go and good planning, you can be fitter than ever without spending a penny.

NHS Choices have enlisted the help of top fitness experts to help you explore new ways and places to exercise for free.

Click on the following to find out more:

NHS Choices Exercise

Weight Management Appointments

Our Health Care Assistants offer weight management appointments for patients who want advice on losing weight, or patients that need advice on gaining weight. There is no specific criteria for these appointments, anyone wishing to have weight management advice can attend.

Please call Reception on 01200 401680 and ask for an initial 30 minute weight management appointment. The Health Care Assistant will then advise you on when you next need to be seen.

If you have any questions about what to expect during the appointment or if you are unsure please call Reception and ask for a telephone appointment with one of our Health Care Assistants.

Let’s Live Life

Discover the LET’S LIVE LIFE Programme

At Pendleside Medical Practice, we are excited to inform our patients about Let’s Live Life, a 12-week supported physical activity programme designed to help individuals increase their daily movement. Whether you are a first-time exerciser, returning after a long break, or managing a long-term health condition, this programme is tailored to support you in becoming more active.

Is This Programme for You?

To be eligible for the Let’s Live Life programme, participants must:

  • Be at least 16 years old
  • Be inactive
  • Have one or more health conditions such as high blood pressure, diabetes, musculoskeletal problems or injuries, or mental health issues like anxiety or depression.

What Participants Will Receive

Individuals in the Let’s Live Life programme will benefit from:

  • Initial Assessment: Conducted by a qualified Physical Activity Health Activator to understand their current fitness level and health conditions.
  • Tailored Programme: A customised activity plan suited to their specific needs and abilities, ensuring they get the most out of the programme.
  • Person-Centred Goals: Setting achievable goals to help make small but meaningful changes in activity levels.
  • Ongoing Support: Continuous support from a specialist team throughout the 12-week programme, providing guidance and encouragement.
  • Variety of Activities: Access to a wide range of low-level classes, aqua classes, various activities, and supported exercise and gym sessions.

Get Started

If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready to take the first step towards a more active lifestyle, the Let’s Live Life programme can support you. This programme is designed to help participants overcome barriers to physical activity and improve their overall health and well-being.

For more information or to enrol in the Let’s Live Life programme, please visit: LET’S LIVE LIFE – Wellbeing in the Ribble Valley (

Embrace the opportunity to live a healthier, more active life with the support of Let’s Live Life. We encourage all eligible patients to consider this valuable programme and take the first step on the journey to better health!