Active Mums, Health Condition

A women in a pool talks to the instructor at the side, whilst looking at the poolside tablet.

Good Boost sessions supports people with musculoskeletal conditions

In Lincolnshire many adults currently live with musculoskeletal conditions (MSK), such as arthritis, hip and knee conditions. Expectant mothers are also prone to musculoskeletal discomfort, including back pain, and pelvic pain. Managing joint pain and other health conditions, requires condition-specific and personalised programs of activity to help people move more and feel better. Good Boost sessions are now available in new Lincolnshire locations, to help people manage joint pain and other health conditions, thanks to a Together Fund grant.

Last year Active Lincolnshire distributed £5090 of Sport England’s Together Fund, to Leisure SK in Grantham and Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex in Boston. The funding allowed them to purchase the innovative Good Boost license which includes a full suite of water and land based MSK exercises, including aqua natal classes and tablets to use. Training was provided to familiarise venue staff with the exercises and how to develop group classes to make them social when each participant is doing their own individualised programme.

The Good Boost Sessions are aimed at anyone who wants to enjoy the benefits of low impact exercise, but are particularly suitable for people with musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis, hip, knee and back pain. Both centres have welcomed participants with MSK concerns, arthritis and fibromyalgia, and Leisure SK reported that they soon noticed key successes from the sessions in the health and wellbeing of the regular participants. Those attending have reported a decrease in pain, an increase in mobility and in some cases a reduction in their daily medication.

Sue, one of the participants commented:

‘’I enjoy this class a lot. I began with simple activities and then introduced more demanding things I never imagined I could do, but I did. I am more confident about having a go at physical activities and have begun to do Pilates for seniors online which I wouldn’t have dreamed of doing before.’’

Providing tea and coffee after the sessions, participants had the chance to build relationships with each other and created their own support network that is still ongoing outside of the program.

Dan Lewis, Business Manager at Geoff Moulder told us what made the water-based workouts special:

‘What sets this program apart is the integration of artificial intelligence (AI) that guides and enhances people’s aqua workout. Participants begin by inputting their fitness goals, preferences, and any specific health considerations into the tablet, the AI then generates a customised workout plan that factor in the individual’s needs, whether they’re aiming for weight loss, muscle building, or rehabilitation.

“During the aqua workout, the AI serves as a digital coach, providing real-time feedback, adjusting exercise intensity, and ensuring proper form. This approach not only tailors the workout to the participant’s current fitness level but also offers adaptability as their strength and endurance improve. It’s like having a personal trainer in the water with you and it really is incredible that we can bring this to the centre.’’

Bump Boost for Expectant Mums

A pregnant woman floating on her back in swimming pool, with instructor at side.

Expectant mothers have also benefitted from the funded sessions, with Bump Boost Aqua Natal classes available. The classes support mums to be to exercise at they’re own pace, and are suitable all the way through pregnancy. Sessions can help with managing pregnancy-related musculoskeletal condition, and relieving aches and pains, as well as boosting general wellbeing.

Get Involved

Find out more about Good Boost classes on the venues websites or by giving them a call

Geoff Moulder Leisure Complex t: 01205 363483

Grantham Meres Leisure Centre t: 01476 581930

Sessions also run at Bourne Leisure Centre