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Try A Tri, Run A 10K or Get The Kids In The Swim

08-02-2017

Hi Everyone,

Well, with January over it's time to look forward to some of the year's big goals and for all of us here in Highland Perthshire and Strathearn that means fixing the dates for the annual Highland Race Series.  We started with multi-discipline sports almost 30 years ago in Perthshire and sinc...

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Meet The Team - Gary Watson

11-06-2019

Gary Watson is Director of Operational Services with Live Active Leisure, and is based at head Office as part of the senior management team. 

Gary has worked in the sports and leisure industry for over 30 years, both in the local authority and trust sectors.  His wide and varied career has seen him mana...

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Sam Herd : Live Active Leisure Talented Athlete

11-06-2019

 

At only 23 years old, Sam Herd has been downhill mountain biking for 14 years.  An Abernethy resident, you will often spot him flying down the forest tracks of Perthshire, or training in Bell’s Sports Centre’s Strength and Conditioning Gym.  In his spare time, he is studying for a Sports Scie...

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Exercises to Practice When Working From Home

02-04-2020

We're sure that the vast majority of you will be reading this blog from the 'comfort' of your own home; because whilst nothing about the current situation could ever have been predicted, we are now, most definitely, all in it together. 

Some of you will already be set up with a home office,...

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The Lockdown Diaries : Sedantry to Super Mover 2020

05-04-2020

I’d like to start by laying out a plain and simple truth that I’m sure many of you will relate to.

ME GOING INTO LOCKDOWN: "I’m going to do yoga every day, a burst of HIIT cardio and use my hour to get in 6000 steps. I will eat healthily and I will leave lockdown like a new woman."

REALITY TWO ...

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Netball

13-04-2020

When it comes to a sport that can be enjoyed at all levels – from primary aged participants, through to league-playing adults and national team performance athletes – netball is a fantastic option.

For the past three years in Perth and Kinross the sport has been given a real boost thanks to the work undertake...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 2 : Climbing the Virtual Hill

12-04-2020

How is everyone getting on? In our house, with almost three weeks of lockdown now complete, there is a sense of the ‘new normal’ creeping in.  It was my birthday on Monday and if I’m honest, it felt really lovely to be surrounded by people I love. My son has been living in Glasgow since he left for uni 8 years...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 3 : Sofa Based Circuit Exercises

19-04-2020

We’re three weeks into lockdown - and my new exercise regime - and although I’m hitting my daily walking target the idea of exercising in the house rather than hitting the gym is still feeling a little alien to me.  I keep seeing all these memes about rampaging women with three inch roots stampeding to the haird...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 4: The Suitcase Workout

26-04-2020

Tomorrow marks six weeks of lockdown and if my social news feed is anything to go by, six weeks of gardening, cooking, drinking, working-out, crafting and Netflix binging.  Not necessarily in that order.  Not necessarily all of the above in all households.  I read a great post the other day highlighting th...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 5 : Upper Body 'Passata' Workout

03-05-2020

Week 5, and I have realised that in every workout so far I’ve written a variation of the phrase ‘My upper body strength is weak’ / ‘I’ve had a shoulder issue so I’m not doing (insert press-up style move I don’t like here)’. This sentiment was compounded last week when I tried to pull myself up onto my wai...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 6 – At-Home Workers Feel The Stretch

10-05-2020

The nation, it seems, is currently divided in 3 distinct groups of people. The heroes – they’re the keyline workers who head out to their jobs each day in the NHS, care homes, supermarkets, bin lorries and probably several other ‘invisible’ jobs that are needed to keep society functioning but that we don’t even...

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The Lockdown Diaries Week 7 : Pilates Made Perfect

17-05-2020

I hope you're all staying safe and well and enjoying your extra hour's outdoor exercise each day! Last week I spotted Kirsty's At Home pilates class on Facebook and I knew it was going to be the topic for my next blog. Listed under the mindfulness section of the At Home Hub, this is exactly the type of exercise I enjoy d...

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Salle Ossian : Fencing in Lockdown

21-05-2020

Fencing is a fast, dynamic and exciting sport that has held its place as one of the original sports in the modern Olympic Games.  An exciting mix of athletic sport and tactical combat, it exercises both body and mind in a safe, challenging and fun environment.

Here in Perth, Salle Ossian Fencing Club has bee...

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Fencing : Athlete Q & A

21-05-2020

Aoibheann (17) and Oisin (13) Lindsay-Dorward are the sister and brother fencers who have both been selected for Live Active Leisure’s emerging athlete programme. Through this programme they train twice a week with Gil Stevenson at Bell’s Sport Centre,  as well as fencing 3-4 nights a week with Salle Ossian.

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Exercise For Mental Health: Real Life Experience

24-05-2020

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2019, we invited local woman, Carrie Martin, to spend a month enjoying the benefits of a Live Active membership.  Carrie was given access to gym, classes and pool and was asked to keep a note of how regular activity impacted on her sense of wellbeing and mental health...

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Exercise For Mental Health: Real Life Experience

During Mental Health Awareness Month in May 2019, we invited local woman, Carrie Martin, to spend a month enjoying the benefits of a Li...

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Fencing : Athlete Q & A

Aoibheann (17) and Oisin (13) Lindsay-Dorward are the sister and brother fencers who have both been selected for Live Active Leisure’s eme...

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Salle Ossian : Fencing in Lockdown

Fencing is a fast, dynamic and exciting sport that has held its place as one of the original sports in the modern Olympic Games.  An ex...

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The Lockdown Diaries Week 7 : Pilates Made Perfect

I hope you're all staying safe and well and enjoying your extra hour's outdoor exercise each day! Last week I spotted Kirsty's At Home pilat...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 6 – At-Home Workers Feel The Stretch

The nation, it seems, is currently divided in 3 distinct groups of people. The heroes – they’re the keyline workers who head out to thei...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 5 : Upper Body 'Passata' Workout

Week 5, and I have realised that in every workout so far I’ve written a variation of the phrase ‘My upper body strength is weak’ / ‘...

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Fair City Rollers: Roller Derby

When it comes to participating in sport at a local level, few clubs offer an experience as fast-paced and thrilling as the Fair City Rollers...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 4: The Suitcase Workout

Tomorrow marks six weeks of lockdown and if my social news feed is anything to go by, six weeks of gardening, cooking, drinking, working-out...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 3 : Sofa Based Circuit Exercises

We’re three weeks into lockdown - and my new exercise regime - and although I’m hitting my daily walking target the idea of exercising i...

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