How can I get started?
We would love you to join the Active Herts programme, but please make sure you can answer ‘YES’ to the following questions:
- Do you currently do less than 30 minutes of physical activity that raises your breathing each week?
- Are you over the age of 16?
- Do you live in the boroughs of Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Stevenage or Watford?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to all three questions, then sign up now!
I do not live in Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Stevenage or Watford. Can I still access the free consultations?
Unfortunately no. The way Active Herts is funded means that we can only provide support to local residents living in Broxbourne, Hertsmere, Stevenage or Watford.
Where are your appointments held?
Our team of Get Active Specialists offer appointments in several locations in your area. If referred by your GP or health professional we will always try to see you at your own surgery. We have set appointments each week within GP practices, but if these are not suitable we can arrange to meet you at an alternative time and place.
What should I expect at my first appointment?
At this appointment you and your Get Active Specialist will talk about the steps you can take to start getting active. Together you will look at what you want to achieve, how to get there and how we can support you. This will include agreeing your personal Get Active Plan to guide you. Your Specialist will also help to find a local activity or sport session to suit your needs. Active Herts is working with the University of East Anglia Medical School to evaluate this service. As part of this study, we ask every client to complete a screening questionnaire to help understand your current situation. We recommend you arrive 10 minutes prior to the start of your appointment to ensure there is enough time to complete the questionnaire.
I need to cancel / rearrange my appointment, who do I contact?
Based on the area you live, please contact your local Get Active Specialist to let them know in good time.
I have had my initial consultation, but feel I am lacking motivation and need more support. Can I access more free consultations?
Yes. We offer free consultations up to 12 weeks to help you get active. We will always give you a two week follow up phone call after your first consultation. However, should you wish to come in and see us again just contact us to arrange a convenient date. After 12 weeks, we will contact you again at 6 months and 12 months to see if you have sustained your level of physical activity.