Health by Science Open Gym for Stroke Survivors in Leith

New Personal Training and Physiotherapy social enterprise has opened on Giles Street in Leith.


Scotland’s first and only Personal Training and Physiotherapy social enterprise is open for business and  accepting more stroke survivors who have been discharged from the NHS but still want to continue their rehabilitation.

The chances are that you know a stroke survivor, as there are approximately 110,000 stroke-survivors that live in Scotland and there are around 12,500-15,000 new stroke-cases every year.

Although there are many stroke survivors who want further rehabilitation, they may lack the confidence to set foot in a commercial gym. To help combat this the team at Health by Science have created a welcoming environment where stroke survivors very much feel part of our community.

Many people wrongly assume that you can’t improve much once you’ve been discharged from the NHS. However the stroke survivors at Health by Science prove this is not true by making improvements every week.

Co-Founder Stuart Maytham says “The evidence shows that exercise needs to be ongoing and not time-limited for stroke rehabilitation and so we wanted to provide an opportunity for stroke survivors to achieve their full rehab potential in a safe and friendly environment. We are passionate about highlighting the importance of mindset in promoting post-traumatic growth among our survivors.

As a company Health by Science believe that the social enterprise model could offer a new paradigm for Physio and Personal training companies to help a struggling NHS, through helping achieve preventative lifestyle interventions.

This move will allow Health by Science to increase the number of stroke survivors they can help from 15 to more than 60. It will also allow them to employ more Personal Trainers and Physiotherapists with the vision of creating a social franchise.

If you or anyone you know feel they may benefit from Exercise After Stroke classes then contact the team on, 07812372214, visit their website at or pop by and say hello at 98 Giles Street, Edinburgh, EH6 6BZ.