Free/discounted gym membership


I’ve heard that there is (used to be?) a system whereby registered Parkinson’s patients can get free or discounted access to gym fitness sessions, with a letter from the GP being the evidence required.

Anybody you know anything about this please?

Hello Simon49, my husband was granted a free gym membership when he was first diagnosed 8 years ago. I can’t remember how long it was for but at least 3months I think. After the free trial was up he then got a concession membership as over 65. It was very useful at the time and up until the beginning of last year he continued to go to the gym. Hope you manage to access this as you will be inducted by a sports instructor who has experience of neuro conditions (well that’s what happened in my husband’s case). Exercise is so beneficial for Parkinson’s. Good luck and best wishes. Jean