Physical Health

Last updated: 22 July 2022

Sophie is a yoga teacher based in Waterlooville who also works with us in PHU. She discovered yoga as a way to help ease the symptoms of her physically demanding job. She found that regular yoga practice helpes with any aches and pains but also improves her mental health and wellbeing. Please have a look at this great video from Sophie or check out her Youtube Channel or Website and join us in some great Yoga!




Walking for Health


We have plotted several walking routes around the Trust site that you can use to break up your day and get a little bit of fresh air.

Please click here for more details





Cycle to Work Scheme

Cycling is a great form of exercise and the Trust has a range of cycle storage options for those who wish to cycle to work.

Staff are able to purchase bikes through salary sacrifice over a 12 month period.

Subject to qualifying criteria, all employees will be able to sign up to the scheme in order to obtain bicycles and safety equipment saving 32% (basic rate tax payer).

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are partnering with CycleScheme to offer this benefit. The tax exemption applies on bicycles and safety equipment, up to a limit of £4,949, as long as the bicycles are used mainly for journeys made by you between your home and place of work. The scheme will work by having the bike and equipment cost deducted from your gross salary.

Cyclescheme has a step-step guide on their website, letting you know how easy it is to apply - Cyclescheme are partnered with over 2000 stores and online stores across the UK.

You can check your savings, find your local CycleScheme Partner Store, and request your certificate at the following address:

It is only £2 a month to hire a bike locker – a much cheaper way to commute to work. The scheme is open all year round for you to apply.

Whether you fancy treating yourself, getting ready for a bout of riding in the summer, or just trying to ease some of the financial pressures that driving to work everyday can bring, riding a bike makes a lot of sense. For more information please contact   Ext 3333

Oasis are trialling a pain management course which involves moving the body within its natural ranges in a Pilates style to help reduce pain or discomfort. 

Wednesday the 27th of July at 17:00-17:30

Wednesday the 10th of August at 17:00-17:30

In order to take part you will need to register by contacting the team at 



Oasis Classes / Sessions

Monday 12:30-1pm Abs and Stretching
  5pm-5:45pm Circuits
Tuesday 6pm-6:45pm Aquafit
Wednesday 6pm-6:45pm Aquafit
Thursday 1:30pm-2pm Aqua-natal
  6pm-6:45pm Menofit
Friday 5pm-5:45pm Circuits

Please note:

We aim to run these classes regularly however, they may be subject to change pending demand, instructor and room availability.

For more information about the session content and level or for booking please speak to one of the team: 

Ext 3333