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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 #29 – Great Partnerships Work For All

Nicki catches up with Sarah Halliday to find out more about the amazing opportunities out there for sports coaching grants in Perth and Kinr...

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50 For A reason #28 – We Walk The Walk, Talk The Talk!

National Walking Month is upon us and the LAL teams are gearing up for a week long walking challenge designed to push the fitbits into overd...

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50 For A Reason #27 - We Move With The Times

50 For A Reason – We Move With The Times As the new Live Active Rewards App launches, Nicki tries it out AND enjoys a ride down the river...

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50 For A Reason – #26 Boosted By The Best!

As Stephen Milne announces his place in the GB squad, Nicki catches up with him to chat performance level training and reaching his goals. ...

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50 For A Reason – #25 Putting Our Best Foot Forward

50 For A Reason – #25 Putting Our Best Foot Forward There have been a couple of significant changes at Live Active Leisure this month and...

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50 For A Reason - #24 We’ll Even Help You Fit Into Summer

Nicki reconnects with her inner beach baby and gets ready to fit into summer! Three years ago I made a big decision to get myself back into...

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50 For A Reason #23 – Swim Success Continues

Live Active Leisure is proud to announce their new alternative to Top Up Swimming Lessons which they launched in partnership this week with ...

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50 For A Reason #22: Bringing You Great Value

Nicki looks at what we’re doing to ensure that your membership and visits bring you great value for money when you spend on fitness, sport...

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50 For A Reason #21: More Than Just Exercise

Our main game may be exercise but whenever we can, we like to offer a little bit extra to help you achieve all of your wellbeing and healthy...

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50 For A Reason #20 : We Like to Listen and Learn

As the Active Energy and Active Fun memberships expand to include even more fantastic activities, Nicki catches up with the team members who...

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50 For A Reason #19: We Help You Become A Great Employer

Nicki pulls on her business head and chats Corporate Membership and why nurturing a culture of healthy working lives matters to employers an...

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50 For A Reason #18: We’re Directed By People Like You

As Live Active Leisure announces an opportunity for a two new non-executive directors to join the board, Nicki catches up with Leigh Hudson,...

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