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Exercise for long term health conditions

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Exercise for long term health conditions

If you have a long-term health condition, there are exercise classes and programmes you can join in Camden.

Chair yoga for people with multiple sclerosis by MS-UK 

Register via the portal and choose to either make a suggested donation per class or join for £29.99 per month. 

Two classes every week are structured to offer accessibility for anyone affected by multiple sclerosis (MS). Each class is approximately 40 minutes long and includes yoga practice, guided meditation, breathing techniques and central practices at the end of each class. You don’t need to have attended classes before, as you can attend your first class at any time. Each class is structured in a way that allows each movement to be adapted to suit your level of mobility. 

Classes held online every Wednesday as below:   

Level one (11.15am to midday) will focus on exercises from a seated position. This class would benefit someone with core weakness and limited upper limb movement. 

Level two (12.15 to 1pm) will focus on exercise in both a seated position and in standing, using the chair for stability. This class is for those who can transfer and stand independently. 

Phone: 01206 226 500
Email [email protected]  

Seated Pilates with MS Society – pre-recorded 

30-minute seated Pilates class with Jo Pritchard. 

Watch the Pilates class recording (Vimeo). 

The MS Society has more information about Pilates for MS.

Seated yoga – pre-recorded 

Yoga has elements of relaxation and mindfulness, as well as gentle stretches and strengthening for your muscles. It helps most when you practice often, and over a longer period of time. Stick with it – the more you do it, the better it’ll feel. 

Watch the seated yoga class recording (YouTube).

Phone: 020 8438 0700 
Email: [email protected] 

Neuro Heroes 

Various pricing packages available. 

Neuro Heroes offer subsidised workouts and fitness sessions for people with Parkinson's. The Neuro Heroes Community Exercise Fund is an initiative to help more people enjoy an active lifestyle and live well with the condition.  

Sessions take place online. See full Neuro Heroes timetable.

Phone: 07794 453 5814 
Email: [email protected]  

Reach Your Peak, Parkinson’s programme 


Reach Your Peak is an online fitness provider for people with Parkinson's who are starting their active journey. The Get Started programme includes Parkinson's-specific workout videos for all abilities hosted by experienced Parkinson's coaches. The subsidised programme also includes resources and helpful tips to keep you motivated. 

What is included? 

10 weeks of Parkinson’s specific workouts 

Parkinson’s Exercise Handbook (electronic version) 

Access to expert physiotherapists 

Monthly online ‘Coffee and Chat’ 

2 x 30 minute online appointments. 

You get access to all of this and once all the videos are unlocked you have ongoing access to the workouts even after the 10 weeks are complete. You don’t pay anything until we know that the programme is right for you. 

Email: [email protected] 

4D Life, Parkinson’s programme 

For just £12.75 every 4 weeks you can learn how to self-manage your Parkinson’s, alongside the support of your medical team, for life. 

4D life is delivering a new online wellbeing, lifestyle and fitness programme for people with Parkinson's to start being active. The 4D Life programme is being subsidised by Parkinson's UK grant funding and is available now.  

Phone: 0800 328 5849 
Email: [email protected] 


If you are living with a neurological condition such as Stroke, Parkinsons Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy, Traumatic Brain Injury or Spinal Cord Injury and would like to be more active but are unsure if your ability, your GP can refer you to our NeuroActive Service (part of the Camden Neurology and Stroke Service). 

To access the NeuroActive service you will need to be able to travel to our NHS gym with or without a carer. You will need to transition to a long-term exercise option as the NeuroActive programme runs for around 8 weeks. After this a physiotherapist will transition you into an activity of your choice. 

Any Camden resident over 18 can access this service. 

Peckwater Gym, St Pancras Hospital, 4 St Pancras Way, NW1 0PE 

Phone: 0845 900 068

Camden Neurological Stroke Service: Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Exercise Referral Programme  

Initial registration: £12.50, followed by 6 one-to-one sessions (or 6 class sessions if you’d prefer) at £5 per session  

Once referred you’ll be offered six one-to-one hour-long supervised sessions with the Exercise Referral Manager and Instructor. 

Referral process: 

Referral forms can be either collected in person at The Armoury, completed by your GP and then brought back in person and handed to reception, or you can complete a digital form and email it to [email protected]  

Once the form has been received and processed, an appointment will be made for an assessment at The Armoury Gym free of charge.  

Armoury Fitness Centre  (opposite Royal Free Hospital) 25 Pond Street, Hampstead, NW3 2PN 

Phone: 020 7431 2263
Email [email protected]