The Sheffield Physical Activity Referral Scheme, or SPARS is for people with health conditions who want to Move More.

Get professional advice about how to get started. And professionals can find details of organisations providing activities.

“Getting active gave me extra confidence at a difficult time, after suffering a heart attack.”

12 week supported scheme

Receive 1:1 support tailored to you and your health needs or condition. For more information speak to your GP and contact a centre near you, see below:

Healthy Programmes

Physical Activity Referral Team (all venues)
Email: hayleymills@pfpleisure.org

Graves Tennis and Leisure Centre
Bochum Parkway, S8 8JR Tel: 0114 283 9900

Wisewood Sports Centre
Laird Road, S6 4BS Tel: 0114 233 5457

Thorncliffe Health & Leisure Centre
Pack Horse Lane, High Green, S35 3HY

Physical Activity Referral Team (all venues)
Email: exercisereferral@sivltd.com 
Tel: 0114 257 4426

Ponds Forge International Sports Centre
Sheaf Street, S1 2BP Hillsborough Leisure Centre Beulah Road, S6 2AN

Concord Sports Centre
Shiregreen Lane, S5 6AE Springs Leisure Centre East Bank Road, S2 2AL

Heeley Pool
Broadfield Road, S8 0XQ

Physical Activity Referral Team
Email: jean.kirby@zestcommunity.co.uk 
Tel: 0114 270 2040 ext 225
Fax: 0114 399 8004

The Zest Centre
18 Upperthorpe, S6 3NA

Physical Activity Referral Team
Email: Activeeveryday@shu.ac.uk
Tel: 0114 225 5645

Active Everyday
Collegiate Crescent, S10 2BP

Referral details

Anybody over 16 years old can be referred, that is physically inactive and / or living with the following conditions:

  • Hypercholesterolamia
  • Asthma
  • Hypertension
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Cardiac conditions
  • Cancer
  • Overweight / Obesity BMI > 25
  • Osteoperosis
  • Other Long term health conditions
  • Chronic musculoskeletal conditions (including OA, RA, back pain, joint replacements)

Cancer sufferer on the road to recovery thanks to exercise

“Without the fitness classes at Concord, I may not have coped as well with my illness. Three rounds of chemotherapy and 25 rounds of radiotherapy sapped the energy from me.”

Jean Marsh, 65 from Wincobank in Sheffield

Cardiac Rehab Phase IV

"One of the main benefits is the confidence it gave me after my 2 strokes. I felt that my life was about to change and would have to take things easy."

People say how well I look with the weight loss and muscle tone. I now attend the gym 3 times per week and receive instruction from my personal trainer Jenna.

Howard, 70

Yvonne, 71 from Chapeltown

Robert, 66 from Beauchief

Dot, 64 from Bents Green