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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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Bump, Birth, Baby and Beyond

As the area’s only sports and fitness Trust, here at LAL we take our role very seriously! We are entrusted with providing facilities and s...

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Active Schools is a national programme which sees sportscotland working in partnership with all 32 local authorities to invest in and suppor...

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With the school holidays kicking things off, we thought it was time we spoke about Live Active Energy!  Who better to fill us in than B...

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Let's Have An Adventure!

Helping you keep the kids happy, active and amused has been part of LAL’s local summer holiday promise in Perth and Kinross for over twent...

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VIRTUAL SURGERY #5 Your Mental Wellbeing Questions Answered

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much to those of you who emailed us with questions around using exercise to improve or maintain your mental health.&...

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Couch To 5K... And Beyond : Running For Your Mental Health

Can running make you happy? Not the way I do it is my immediate reaction! However, we are all beginning to realise that looking after your m...

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Mental Health & Exercise - How Can We help Your Wellbeing?

With Mental Health Awareness Week (8th to 14th May) approaching it’s an ideal time to take stock of your overall wellbeing.  Ensuring...

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VIRTUAL SURGERY #4 - Your Membership Questions Answered

Hi Everyone, Thanks so much to those of you who emailed us with questions surrounding LAL membership. Do remember to ask the LAL team membe...

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Why Choose a LAL Membership?

Hi Everyone, When it comes to our own personal fitness, health and general wellbeing, this time of year can be a little like January. ...

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Virtual Surgery #3 - Your Stride For Life 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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Stride For Life Perthshire - Find Out More!

Hi Everyone, If you've been inspired by the fantastic video from the Stanley Stride For Life walk leader, Fiona Lough, then keep reading!&n...

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Stride For Life - Walk Your Way To Health

Hi Everyone, If you're on the our website here at Live Active Leisure, chances are you know that keeping yourself fit and staying active is...

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