LET’S GET ACTIVE TOGETHER
Please help us meet our aim to provide online activity programmes to more than a quarter of a million people across the UK and support them to get their lives back on track.
WHO WE ARE
The Really Fine Leisure Company has formed Oxigen Health to create online physical activity programmes for people leading inactive lifestyles, helping them to regain their confidence and livelihoods.
We aim to progressively help people ease into more active lifestyles and improve their general fitness by providing practical and effective information and gentle exercises. All you need to get started is a computer or device you can access our programme on – we’ve got the rest covered.
We want to help as many people as we can to lead more active daily lives and improve the health of the nation. Gentle daily exercise can help lower your risk of major illnesses such as heart disease, stroke and cancer by up to 50%, as well as improving your physical and mental wellbeing.
Our programme RISE was created the expert team at The Marlow Club, PilaYoga supported by Professor Greg Whyte OBE – Professor of Applied Sport & Exercise Science, and former Director of Performance at the Centre for Health and Human Performance, 76 Harley St. London; Director of Research at the British Olympic Medical Centre; and Director of Science at the English Institute of Sport – to give people a convenient and effective route back into physical activity.
“‘Physical activity is central to physical, mental, emotional, and social health. Our mission is to improve access to physical activity for those who currently inactive, or returning to activity after a period of inactivity, and, in turn, help improve individual and population health.”.
FIND YOUR ROUTE INTO ACTIVITY
Our online physical activity programme is designed for people of all ages and fitness levels, beginning at a very low intensity and progressing slowly across 18 weeks in three gentle phases. All of our phases can easily be done at home with no specialist equipment – all you need is a computer or device connected to the internet.
Whether you are looking to ease back into daily routines or are just at the start of your fitness journey, we have a solution that is right for you. Using simple fitness tests at entry and at 6-week intervals, the programme provides flexibility in delivering the level of support you feel you need. We’ve even incorporated self-test milestones along the way so you can track your progress from the very beginning.
PHASE 1Weeks 1 to 6
The first 6-week phase begins with chair-based exercises at a very low intensity for people who want to gradually ease themselves back into physical activity at a level comfortable for them.
PHASE 2Weeks 7 to 12
The second phase progresses from the first 6 weeks, with the inclusion of very low intensity interval exercises. Progress to Phase 2 is for those who have coped well with Phase 1 and have physical activity scores that indicate a safe progression to the next level.
PHASE 3Weeks 13 to 18
The third 6-week phase progresses on from Phase 2 with the inclusion of low intensity interval activity, again dependent on safe physical test scores that indicate you are ready to progress on the final phase of our programme.
*For those with other medical conditions (i.e. diabetes, cardiovascular disease, renal disease, POTS, ME), medical assessment prior to starting the programme is strongly advised.