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LAL People 2018: Charles Forbes

20-04-2018

Charles Forbes started using Live Active’s facilities back in 2016, after realising he was struggling to get round the golf course because of troubled knees and his weight of 24.6 stone. He started attending the gym at Breadalbane Community Campus and the decision has changed his life. 

It’s never too la...

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Football Fever - Five A Side

30-07-2018

Football fever gripped the world once again during summer 2018 with everyone from young to old glued to their sets, waiting with baited breath to find out if their team was going to make the cut - for everyone who had France in the office sweepie - CONGRATS!

Big...

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Exercises For Playing Fives

30-07-2018

5-a-side football is the most popular sporting activity in the UK and with courts available in our sportshalls across Perthshire and Kinross we thought we'd give you some top tips on getting in shape.

1. The Warm-Up

Fives is a game that brings many directional changes and fast, intense movements...

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The Rules of Five Aside

03-08-2018

We've pulled toegther the rules of Five-A-Side to keep everyone in agreement - perfect for first time players, younger teams and those dodgy adults who always pull out the 'childhood made up but we played it that way for so long we beleive its real' rules!  Here are some Frequently Asked Questions around Five Aside ...

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Racket Sports For Health

04-08-2018

Two years ago there was a study carried out using information from over 80,000 people with an average age of 52; they were each followed for an average of nine years, and any deaths recorded. Researchers looked for links between how long people lived and whether they took part in a sport. The fi...

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Table Tennis - How To Play

16-08-2018

First things first - Just what is the difference between Table Tennis and Ping Pong?  Well, after much research and many explanations involving how many times the ball bounces, the depth of the paddles and the diameter of the ball we can tell you it's... basically NOTHING.  Ping-pong is the popular na...

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What is Short Tennis?

28-08-2018

Short Tennis is often considered to be a children's game but actually, it is a terrific way for adults to keep fit and get in some of those weekly active minutes.  The pace is a bit slower - no Andy Murray fast balls coming at you! - which means that beginners and those looking to perfect their echnique and bui...

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MEET THE TEAM – GARY WATSON

25-04-2019

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

10-05-2019

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 Science degree with...

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Virtual Surgery #2 - Your Triathlon & 10K Questions Answered

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much to those of you who sent in your questions. Some were very similar to others so we've condensed them down to th...

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READY, GET SET, TIME TO TRAIN!

Hi Everyone! We have officially launched the Live Active Race Series 2017!  From a 10K to a Sprint Tri and a Junior aquathlon, we’ve...

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

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 Perthshir...

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Fitness Month – Real Life Stories

We caught up with two of our fitness customers who have come back into fitness after years away from the gym and classes.  Both have be...

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Live Active Virtual Surgery #1 - Your Fitness Questions

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much to those of you who sent in your questions. Some were very similar to others so we've condensed them down to th...

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First Steps Into Fitness 2017 - Keep On Going!

Hi Everyone! Well, we’re half way through the month now and I’m so pleased to have seen packed out classes and gyms across all of our v...

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First Steps Into Fitness 2017 - Let's Do It Together

Much like all of you out there, here at Live Active we've compiled a list of New Year resolutions.  Personal goals, team objectives and...

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PiYo Brings Balance To Bells

We all know that Nicki is our resident tester of a new class but with the lurgy laying her up for the launch of PiYo, Rhona from the Red Str...

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Live Active People - Cara Is Over The Wall With Delight!

When we heard this fantastic story form Live Active Strathearn, we had to bring out the #LiveActivePeople blog for another whirl! Meet Cara,...

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50 For A Reason #46 – We’re 50… For A Reason!

As the 50th Celebrations draw to a close Nicki looks back over the highlights of the past year and asks you to join in the first campaign of...

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50 For a Reason #45 – Growing The Highland Race Series

Nicki catches up with Tracey Greer, one of the LAL management team responsible for the Highland Race Series and chats about the continued su...

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50 For A Reason #44: Community Hubs For All!

Nicki catches up with Kirsteen Ross, Community Sports Hub Officer, to find out more about sporting life in communities across Perthshire and...

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