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.
NHS homebased sitting exercises
These gentle sitting exercises will help improve your mobility and prevent falls, and can even be done at home.
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
Allander Leisure Centre
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:
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
Walk Well EDLC
Health Walks are a supportive and welcoming way for you to start to enjoy the many benefits of being physically active
A Health Walk:
is led by a trained volunteer on a risk assessed route
is less than an hour long
has a short warm up at the start, followed by a brisk walk and then a short cool down at the end
Health Walks are aimed at inactive people who would benefit most from doing more physical activity. This can include people who haven’t been active for a while and would like to start again, people recovering from ill health or who are managing a long-term condition and anyone who’s been told by a health professional that they would benefit from being more active.
Health walkers can enjoy a whole range of benefits including increased fitness, improved mood and increased social interactions with local people and the local area. Walking requires no special equipment or expense and is the ideal way for most people to become more active.
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.
Physical Activity Toolbox
British heart foundation
- Heart-matters 10-minute-workout
- youtube strength and flexibility exercises
- British heart foundation strength-exercises
- British heart foundation getting active indoors
- British heart foundation chair based exercises
- British heart foundation resistance band exercises
- British heart foundation fitness apps
- British heart foundation cardiac rehabilitation exercise videos
- Youtube Playlist
- Keeping Fit and Active is an A5 booklet has been designed to give a gentle exercise programme that can be done on your own, and gives general advice on keeping active.
- Get Running with couch to 5K
- Fitness Studio exercise videos – range of videos available here for aerobic, strength / resistance and pilates / yoga workouts at home.
Later Life Training
Range of home based booklets which can be downloaded and printed for free.
Managing your mental wellbeing
- Mental health at work looks at managing the home workplace. Full of tips we can all benefit from.
Strength and Balance Work