Award-winning charity Sport Aberdeen will be the first leisure provider in Scotland to offer innovative aquatic rehabilitation sessions through the Good Boost Aqua Move programme.

The charity received funding directly from Good Boost for nine months to deliver the programme, intended to help those with muscular-skeletal conditions* to participate in gentle water-based exercises in a fun and social environment.

Using tablet computers and artificial intelligence (AI), participants will complete a form and the AI will create a personalised aqua workout for each person through the Good Boost app to help with their mobility, balance and fitness.    

Each participant will receive a tablet and can progress through exercises in the swimming pool at their own pace, helping to maximise their self-management of physical health conditions.    

Designed by musculoskeletal specialists, the Good Boost app ensures the exercises are easy to follow and can be performed in a class environment whilst being individually tailored.  

Good Boost Aqua Move will launch on April 24, with sessions taking place weekly at two of the charity’s swimming pools:

Existing Sport Aberdeen Fitness members can attend the sessions for free and new customers will pay £6 per session.

A one-hour induction must be completed before an individual can attend a session.

Graeme Dale, Head of Sport and Active Communities, said: “We are delighted to be the first in Scotland to deliver the Good Boost programme and help to support individuals as part of their rehabilitation. 

“It has been a joint effort from our Healthy Communities and Coached Programmes teams to coordinate the programme offering across two swimming pools.

“It is great to be able to give individuals the opportunity to support their own wellbeing and recovery in a social, community-based environment using the Good Boost technology.”