Health

We are committed to helping you achieve your goals; not only do we have a highly trained team we also have the very latest gym equipment, awesome fitness classes, 25 metre pools and specialist programmes that cater for all.

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Health Walk

Walking within East Dunbartonshire is a free activity to help increase physical activity in a fun environment lead by qualified Walk Leaders. The walks range between 30-60 minutes which are low level and ideal for anyone recovering from an injury or illness or just wanting to become more active.

Where are the current health walks?

Day

VENUE

TIME

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

DURATION

Monday

Lennoxtown Community Hub

10am

A Gentle to Moderate  Leisure Walk

40 to 60 mins

Monday

Allander Leisure Centre

10.30am

Moderate Pace

60 mins

Monday

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

1.30pm

Moderate Pace

60 mins

Tuesday

Milton of Campsie, St Pauls Church

10am

Moderate Pace

60 mins

Tuesday

Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome 1st & 3rd Tuesday of month, Bishopbriggs Library 2nd & 4th Tuesday of month and (5th Tuesday) Oregano - Eagle Lodge

10.30am

Moderate Pace

60 mins

Tuesday

Milngavie Library 

12noon

Moderate Leisure  Walk

40 to 60 mins

Thursday

Kirkintilloch College Campus  in association with Deaf Blind Learning  & Development Centre, Lenzie

10am

Sensory Walk: Open to those with a sensory impairment, disability or long term condition  - carers must attend the walk.

40 to 60 mins

Thursday

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

10.30am

Happy Leisurely Pace

30 to 60 mins

Thursday

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

10.30am

Moderate Pace

60 mins

Thursday

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

10.30am

Moderate - Brisk

60 mins

Thursday

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre

10.30am

Brisked pace - longer  walk 

90 mins

All  walks are free of charge. Please meet in reception area unless stated otherwise. Details are correct at time of going to press: Jan 2019. Please contact EDLC Fitness Team  for more detail: Health Walk Direct  Line: Tel: 0141 777 3183.

Walks are lead by Volunteer Walk Leaders. Routes are risk assessed and outlined ahead of each walk. EDLC Paths for All Programme Health Programme are always looking  for new volunteers to train as WALK Leaders - no  experience required, just  a basic level of fitness and interest  in walking for good health. If  you are interested in more information or becoming a walk  leader  please contact:   Health Walk Direct  Line: Tel: 0141 777 3183.

 

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Live Active

Do you currently participate in physical activity?

The UK guidelines encourage adults to take part in regular physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week. This can be spread across the week, 5 x 30 is one example of how this can be achieved.

If you do not currently achieve these physical activity recommendations and would benefit by becoming more physically active then the Live Active may suit you.

The scheme may be appropriate for you if you:

  • Are not currently regularly physically active but you are thinking about becoming more active.
  • Are participating in some physical activity but would like to do more and feel additional advice and support would help.
  • Have been advised to become more active, e.g. by your GP or Practice nurse, but you don’t really know where to start.

How can I access the Live Active Referral Scheme?

  • If you are interested in the Live Active Referral Scheme, contact your GP, Practice Nurse or Physiotherapist.

  • If the scheme is appropriate for you, they will complete a referral form, allowing you to attend an exercise consultation in your local area.

How will Live Active scheme help me become more active?

Once referred, you will be invited to attend an exercise consultation at your local leisure centre with a Live Active Advisor.

You will enroll onto the scheme for 12 months where you will:

  • Receive advice, support and encouragement from a Live Active Advisor to help you become and stay regularly physically active.
  • Have an opportunity to meet new people and try a variety of activities (exercise classes, gym sessions, swimming, walking and home based exercise) at your own pace.

Additional support is also provided via:

  • Follow up consultations at the six and twelve month stage.
  • Follow up phone calls and prompt letters.
  • Drop in sessions.
  • Supervised gym sessions.
  • Live Active Advisor led health walks.

If you would like to know more about the Live Active Exercise Referral Scheme or you feel you would like to be referred onto the scheme please contact a Live Active Advisor at:

Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre
Woodhead Park
Kirkintilloch
G66 3DD
Tel: 0141 578 8457

Allander Leisure Centre
Milngavie Road
Bearsden
G61 3DF
Tel : 0141 578 8457

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Vitality Classes

Vitality is a programme of exercise classes that supports participants to exercise at a level suitable to their abilities.  Classes are designed in conjunction with NHS GGC and aim to help build and maintain:

  • Strength
  • Co-ordination
  • Endurance
  • Flexibility

The classes are suitable for people with different physical abilities and medical conditions including stroke, heart conditions, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis and breathing difficulties to name but a few.  The exercises performed within Vitality classes are designed to help participants carry out daily activities more easily and hopefully make daily life more manageable.

The range of Vitality classes is as follows:

  • Strength & Balance Class
  • Strength & Balance Circuit
  • Step In Circuit
  • Step Up Circuit

Contact the Health and Fitness team on 0141 578 8457.