An Exercise Referral programme is a structured 12-week exercise programme that offers a series of one-to-one sessions with a qualified exercise specialist.

Personalised programme

You will benefit from a personalised training programme to suit your ability and will be given on-going support by your instructor throughout the programme.

Sessions are delivered by a YMCA instructor at YMCA Wimbledon and YMCA Surbiton.


If you meet the following criteria, you may be eligible for Exercise Referral:

  • are over 16 years of age
  • live or work in Kingston or Merton
  • exercise less than half an hour, twice a week
  • have a health condition (physical or mental) or your health is at risk due to your weight

How can I join?

Kingston borough: Check with your GP or health professional that you are suitable for the programme and ask them for a referral.


Sessions prices in the boroughs of Kingston and Merton are offered at a reduced rate of £3.60 and at YMCA Surbiton for £3.80. A discounted gym membership is available on completion of the 12 weeks. To find out more about this please contact the centre directly.

Mature women in gym
Mature man in gym
Mature man in gym