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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Returning to walking  May 2021

EDLC are very excited to finally be able to start welcoming back our walk leaders and walkers!
Our walks will be restarting gradually over the next few weeks and months, and of course things will look and feel a bit different according to the wider ongoing situation. 

We have fewer volunteer walk leaders available to us just now, and this will have an effect on the number of walks we offer, and the number of walkers we can have safely on a walk. Anyone willing to give time to become a walk leader (1/2 day training session with ongoing support) would be very much appreciated, please contact the co-ordinator if you are interested.
Government guidelines may also affect the number of people allowed on a walk, so you may be asked to book a place on a walk. This is a temporary solution and will be under constant review.
Please read the guide for walkers and the new walker agreement (links to both below), as your agreement to these is required when you join a walk. These can be posted or emailed if you prefer.

Updates

***NEW*** Lennoxtown – Monday 10am – has now restarted, and would welcome new walkers. There is no need to book for this walk. Meet at the Lennoxtown Hub on Main Street.
Allander Leisure Centre – Monday 10.30am – coming soon.
Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre – Monday 1.30pm – on hold.
Bishopbriggs – Tuesday 10.30am – coming soon.
Milngavie Library – Tuesday 12noon – on hold.
***NEW*** Kirkintilloch Leisure Centre – Thursday morning - Moderate and Brisk walks are back but booking in advance is required for those. To book call/text 07920 835 549 or email: belinda.arthur@eastdunbarton.gov.uk. We meet at Sainsbury's Kirkintilloch. Time will be confirmed with you when booking.

Meeting places may be subject to change, information will be given at time of booking or listed above. Toilets may not be available as some buildings are not accessible to us currently. Until further notice there will be restrictions on refreshments at the end of a walk, but we will let you know about this at the start of a walk. 

Mailing List

We have sent information by email and post to people whose details we have on file. If you have not received information but would like to you can request this to be sent by post or email.
Please get in touch with any questions.

We appreciate your patience, understanding and support, and look forward to seeing you back at the walks very soon.

 

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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.