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The LIFE programme CIC was set up in 2015 to help improve  LIFESTYLE, increase INDEPENDENCE of those with long term health conditions allowing them to make new FRIENDS and take part in EXERCISE.


Are we the right place for you?

  • Do you have a long term health condition?

  • Do you want more Energy?

  • Do you want to increase your fitness?

  • Do you want to improve your balance?

  • Do you want to improve your mobility?

  • Do you want to carry out everyday tasks with more ease?

  • Do you want to make new friends?

  • Do you want to feel part of a community?

If you answered YES to any of these questions then we would love to help please get in touch with RICHIE on 07999 500 951 for a chat about how to start your journey. 

We currently run a range of exercise sessions throughout Gateshead, Sunderland, Washington and Houghton to suit different individuals needs. 

Our Classes include:


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Low Impact Exercise

Our low impact exercise classes are aimed at those people who want to get active and improve their quality of life. We use a range of Cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercise to keep you on the move, independent and living life to your potential. Ideally suited for people with long term health conditions.


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Easy does it

Our easy does it class it a more gentle class aimed at those with poor mobility, limited walking ability and are prone to falling. The class will use Cardiovascular, strength, balance and relaxation techniques all of which can be done either standing or sitting in a chair.

A big part of what we do is to make every person who comes to our sessions feel part of our community.

We run different social events throughout the year.

This was our Christmas party.


Meet the Team




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I started The LIFE programme in 2015 after being made redundant from my council role as a exercise specialist. I have  worked for 12 years in the Health and Fitness industry and have a passion for helping people with long term health conditions. I have worked in many settings including the NHS, local councils, private health clubs and Universities.  I have run programs for people with cancer, cardiac problems, COPD, wide spread pain and those prone to falling. We want people to come and exercise with us and join our community where you can spend time with like minded people and share your experiences. 

If you would like any more information on our sessions then please feel free to ring  RICHIE on 07999 500 951 oor fill out the form below. 

Contact Us

Richie: 07999 500 951

Emma: 07963 048 179

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