Physical activity counselling is for people who, for one reason or another, do not exercise as much as their health requires and who need support for starting a more physically active life.
During the physical activity counselling process, which is free and lasts 3–6 months, the person drafts, together with an exercise counsellor, a plan that aims to increase the person’s everyday physical activity and to promote a way of life that includes exercise. The starting point of physical activity counselling is the customer’s interests and opportunities for increasing their physical activity.
Helsinki Sports Services offer physical activity counselling for several different target groups.
Physical activity counselling for adults aged 30–63 diagnosed with type 2 diabetes or whose diabetes risk points are over 12 or who are clearly overweight and whose BMI is over 30. The personal exercise counselling process lasts for six months.
Physical activity counselling is for young people and young adults aged 16–29 who, for one reason or another, do not exercise as much as their health requires and who need support for starting being physically active.
KouluPT is a low-threshold exercise counselling service the City of Helsinki provides for secondary school pupils and it is part of the city’s well-being efforts, the aim of which is to promote young people’s overall well-being.