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LAL People 2018: Charles Forbes


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


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!


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Exercises For Playing Fives


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


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


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


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?


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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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


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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50 For A Reason #43 - Yes Joshua Can!

As the Paralympics kick off, we’re glued the telly once more this time cheering on local boccia Champion, Team GB member and Live Active L...

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50 For A Reason #42 - The Big Weekend of Sport

Nicki was out and about this weekend, enjoying all of the amazing activities and sports that ran across the area.  From a meet & gr...

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50 For A reason #41 - I Am Team GB

As our Olympic heroes return home, the nation is throwing a HUGE Sports Day and here in Perthshire & Kinross we've made sure that everyo...

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50 For A Reason #40 : Anyone For Cricket?

Nicki catches up with Cricket Development Officer, Stephen Boyd, to find out how his new post has helped nurture a new generation of youngst...

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50 FOR A REASON #39 : We're Down With The Kids

As the schools prepare to go back and family life returns to normal, Nicki highlights all the great ideas for keeping the kids active and mo...

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50 For A Reason #38 : We're Middle Distance Trend Setters

With the growth of multi discipline sports surging through the UK, Live Active Leisure is building on their 25 year history of award-winning...

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50 For A Reason #36 : Half way Holiday Update!

The holidays are half way through already! There’s been rain, there’s been glorious sunshine, hail and a rather spectacular thunder stor...

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50 FOR A REASON #35 : Get The Kids Moving… For Miles!

With the Summer holidays now upon us you’ll be looking for ways to keep the kids motivated. Nicki catches up withTracey Greer to find out ...

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50 For A Reason #34 : We Want You To Swim Like A Fish!

Today is national Swim A Lap Day and with the fantastic Go Play Summer Offer of £2 a Swim just around the corner, Nicki is here to chat all...

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50 FOR A REASON #32 Share Your Memories!

I’m sure you’ll all know that Live Active Leisure are celebrating 50 years in the community this year – we have mentioned this once or...

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50 FOR A REASON #31 Helping You Love The Summer Holidays!

Can you believe we’ve had a week of sunshine – blue skies every day, the smell of fresh cut grass in the air and that sudden realisation...

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50 FOR A REASON #30 - Our Chairman is Officially the Best!

Nicki catches up with Bill Duncan as he celebrates his amazing win as ‘Trustee of the Year’ at this year’s SPORTA UK Awards. Working ...

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