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Back To Class | What To Expect On Your Return


I had the intro to this article all written in my head  just a couple of weeks ago when I started to plan my return to fitness classes. ‘As we ease out of lockdown….’ it was meant to begin.  And then of course we were all told to take a step back and rethink our daily lives once again.

I ...

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Lockdown Two : How’s Your Motivation?


Looking through social media, it is apparent that we’re all finding Lockdown 2.0 decidedly tougher than first time round. A bit like The Hangover or Grease, the sequel just isn’t bringing the same good-time vibes as first time round.  

Gone are afternoons baking sourdough and doing yoga on the ...

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Welcome Back


As I type, our teams across Perth and Kinross are busy filling sanitiser stations and wiping down rowing machines for your return to our venues on Monday 26th April. We're all beyond excited to be opening the doors and welcoming you back in – it has been far, far too long!

We know you’re all desperate to get ...

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How To Combat Stress


I think its fair to say that 2020 / 21 will go down as one of the most stressful years in our collective history.  Maybe you were a frontline worker, or perhaps you had to juggle home schooling and a full-time job, or deal with the isolation of living alone. 

Whatever your circumstances, there were very...

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How to Break and Make Habits


As we ease out of lockdown and back into real life many of us are finding that our pre-covid habits - think exercise routines and walks to work - have been replaced by lockdown habits. Think Netflix and wine! 

Sometimes, even when the will is there, getting back on track with the things you know make you fee...

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Come On Arlene!


With classes now reopen (HOORAY!) we can all begin to think about mixing it up and adding a Body Attack, Core Stability or Spin Session back into our exercise routine. With this in mind, we thought we’d catch up with one of LAL’s longest-standing physical activity instructors for some post-lockdown motivation!

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Customer Spotlight | Vicki Leaver


Vicki Leaver has been a regular user of LAL since she took part pay as you go Zumba classes back in 2011 – that’s a decade of classes, gym sessions, swimming with the kids and soft play at Bell’s Sports Centre!Vicki Leaver has been a regular user of LAL since she took part pay as you go Zumba classes back in 2011 ...

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Arlene For Tayside Children with Cancer and Leukaemia


Regular readers of our blog may remember we posted a few weeks ago about Arlene McWalter, one of our long-standing instructors.  In what started as a quick chat about classes reopening, Arelene casually mentioned she was training for an ironman to celebrate her upcoming 50th birthday!

But this isn’t just a...

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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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