Wise Moves

Wise Moves

What is wise moves?

Wise Moves is a fun and social class that will help prevent/reduce falls and increase strength and balance. We will incorporate Strength, Balance, Flexibility, Cardio, Tai Chi and Backward Chaining. This is to give you the tools to comfortably complete everyday activities, for example getting down and up from the floor, having the stability to comfortably stand on a bus, reaching for something in a high cupboard or opening that heavy door and improve confidence day to day.

Key areas we focus on are:

  • Asymmetry
  • Power in lower limbs
  • Strength of Ankles
  • Floor Work
  • Cardiovascular fitness, strength, balance and flexibility

The Wise Moves classes are a falls prevention scheme which can last for a duration of up to 9 months. The duration of stay on these classes is on a case by case basis which is monitored through ongoing discussions and assessments between the instructor and participant. When both parties are confident that balance has improved, fear of falling has reduced and participant feels able to exercise independently the participant will have completed Wise Moves and be offered a discounted membership at L Leisure to continue this journey with the same instructor.



What are the benefits?

The course will help participants to:

  • Understand the wider benefits of exercise
  • Be motivated to build the level of exercise gradually
  • Maintain independence
  • Undertake appropriate exercise during the programme
  • Have a reduced fear of falling
  • Reduce the risk of falls
  • Have increased confidence
  • Meet others
  • Access to appropriate exercise referral scheme following completion of the course

In addition to the classes, participants will also have access to swimming and Aqua classes at Bramcote Leisure Centre included within their membership.


How do I join?

Your GP or a health professional may sign post you into this service or if you would like to self-refer for this membership programme, please complete the from by clicking here.

The membership is a £15 per month direct debit payable to Lleisure. Included in your membership is the monthly cost of your chosen class, general swimming and aqua care classes at Bramcote Leisure Centre. If you have been instructed to sign up to a membership by Sarah please follow the steps below:

If you have been instructed to sign up to a membership by your GP please follow the below steps:

  1. Visit our joining page
     (this will open in a new browser window so refer back to these steps for guidance
  2. Follow through and enter your personal details.
  3. A payment on a pro-rata fee, your next payment will then be 5th of each month following whilst you are on the course.
  4. Your membership is now complete.

Please note that if you are having any difficulties with signing up online, please contact Chloe or Sarah on 0115 917 3572 or email wisemoves@lleisure.co.uk

If you have any questions please email wisemoves@lleisure.co.uk



Sarah Starbuck will be your designated instructor for the classes.

Sarah is an experienced instructor holding a Level 4 Postural Stability Instructor and Level 3 Exercise Referral Instructor qualification. She is also an Active Lifestyles Instructor across L Leisure supporting people with an underlying health condition to be more active in order to better manage or improve the condition. On completion of the Wise Moves course all participants will be offered the opportunity to continue exercising and progress with Sarah through the L Leisure Exercise Referral Scheme.

On occasion you may have a cover instructor lead your class in Sarah’s absence. All Wise Moves Instructors will have undertaken accredited PSI training, have a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and an appropriate First Aid Certificate.


Class Information

If you are eligible for Wise Moves you will be offered a place on 1 class per week. There are 3 classes available weekly in the community.

  • Tuesday 12:30-1:30pm Hope, Beeston
  • Wednesday 10-11am St Helen’s Church, Stapleford
  • Thursday 11am-12pm Plumptre Hall, Eastwood

All classes will offer a 30-minute complimentary tea/coffee session afterwards.