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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back into real life many of us are finding that our pre-covid habits - think exercise routines and walks to work - have been replaced by lockdown habits.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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When it comes to a sport that can be enjoyed at all levels – from primary aged participants, through to league-playing adults and national...

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Lockdown Diaries Week 2 : Climbing the Virtual Hill

How is everyone getting on? In our house, with almost three weeks of lockdown now complete, there is a sense of the ‘new normal’ creepin...

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The Lockdown Diaries : Sedantry to Super Mover 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 ...

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Exercises to Practice When Working From Home

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 th...

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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 ...

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Meet The Team - Gary Watson

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

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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 ...

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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 explanati...

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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...

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