Physical Activity Referral Scheme
Fermanagh and Omagh District Council (FODC) in partnership with the Public Health Agency (PHA) deliver the Physical Activity Referral Scheme (PARS) across the district area.
What is PARS?
PARS is a free 12-week exercise referral programme facilitated by fully qualified staff for individuals with specific health conditions (inclusion criteria below) who have no absolute contraindications to exercise.
PARS includes online delivery with sessions also facilitated at each respective Council leisure centre;
> Bawnacre Centre, Irvinestown
> Castle Park Leisure Centre, Lisnaskea
> Fermanagh Lakeland Forum, Enniskillen
> Omagh Leisure Complex
Can I take part in the PARS programme?
In order to participate in the PARS programme you must be:
> Aged 19 years or over and
> Inactive (i.e. not currently meeting the physical activity guidelines of 150 minutes of moderate activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity per week) and
> Motivated to change
In addition to the above criteria, in order to participate in the PARS programme you must have a BMI greater than (≥) 25 and less than (<) 40 and one or more of the following conditions;
> Impaired glucose levels or diabetes
> Family history of heart disease
> Asthma, Bronchitis or COPD
> Musculoskeletal Conditions
> Mild or moderate mental health conditions
How do I get involved?
If you meet the inclusion criteria as detailed above and would like to participate in the PARS programme, please speak to your GP or health professional who can arrange a referral to your preferred leisure centre. Once your referral has been received, a member of the PARS team will be in contact to discuss and arrange a consultation.
Got a question or would like some more information?
If you have a query regarding the PARS programme or would like to speak with a member of the team, please complete the enquiry contact form via the link below and a member of the PARS team will contact you to discuss.