Get Fit for Surgery

Get Fit for Surgery, a pilot referral project which we launched in 2023, uses physical activity to support people waiting on hip and knee surgeries to help people prepare for and improve recovery from surgery.

This 16-week physical activity programme supports you to be active while you wait on surgery and is designed to improve your overall health and wellbeing by building fitness, muscle strength, balance, and confidence. 

As part of Get Fit for Surgery participants will benefit from:

  • One-to-One motivational support from a Specialist Health Instructor for 16 weeks followed by regular check ins
  • Weekly group activity sessions
  • Free access to Edinburgh Leisure gym, swim, and fitness facilities in the lead up to surgery 

For more information about Get Fit for Surgery contact our Active Communities team on 0131 458 2260 or email