GCRA+ (Grampian Cardiac Rehabilitation Association)


GCRA+ is a charitable organisation, which currently leads 37 specialist exercise classes suitable for people with heart conditions and a wide range of long-term health conditions [diabetes, arthritis, osteoperosis, cervical spondylosis, replacement surgery, back and joint pain, obesity, asthma, COPD, depression, stress, anxiety, high cholesterol, and high blood pressure], led by specially-trained exercise instructors, in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.

If you are living with a health condition not listed above, then come along to your nearest GCRA+ exercise class and the instructor will assess if the exercise class is suitable for you.

GCRA+ exercise classes are also open to anyone who does not have a pre-existing condition and wants to exercise at their own pace to improve their overall well-being and attendees are welcome to bring a friend, spouse or carer with them.

GCRA+ is a member-led charity, which was founded in 2002 by three cardiac patients to establish and run Phase IV Cardiac Rehabilitation & Prevention exercise classes in Grampian.

In 2013/14, GCRA piloted generic exercise classes for people with a wide range of long-term health conditions on behalf of NHS Grampian and has since invited people with these conditions to exercise alongside people with heart conditions in the GCRA+ specialist exercise classes.

GCRA+ is a Chest Heart & Stroke Scotland affiliated group.

GCRA+'s ethos is 'Fun, Fitness & Friendship' and centres around encouraging people to be more physically active whilst having fun and making new friends.

No referrals are needed, so come along to your local GCRA+ exercise class and try your first class for free!

Last updated 08/07/2020

Contact information

01888 569160