I was referred by the hospital to the "Exercise on Prescription" scheme, as not every Gym can offer this. Quite excited at the thought of something new, even though it was a fair way to travel, so my daughter-in-law took me to my induction. Had a long chat with a trained staff member about my illness and abilities, and the upshot was that in her opinion, the various gym equipment, i.e. treadmill, exercise bike , weights etc, would be unsuitable, and all she could suggest would be an over 60's keep fit class. As that gym had no pool, any aquau aerobics or swimming was not suggested.
So i duly arrived the next week for my class, paid my fee (yep, this isnt free) to find the instructor had no training for anyone with breathing problems and was somewhat out of her depth as to best way forward. I stayed and joined in where i could, but knew it wouldnt work.
So unfortunately for me, it was a non starter, but i know other people have had better experiences, so maybe i was just unlucky.
I say, go for it if offered, well worth a shot as any help enabling us to take more supervised exercise has got to be good for us.
Me, i'm still being taken for (slow) walks by the dog, but looking into more local classes for yoga or pilates, as long as they are not too costly. Quite fancy a crack at either of those.
I really hope it works out for you, take care and stay well. xx