Active Lifestyles

Welcome to Sport Aberdeen’s Active Lifestyles programme!

Join our Active Lifestyles community and stay socially connected and active whilst improving your wellbeing.

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Overview

Active Lifestyles

We provide inclusive opportunities for everyone to get active and participate in physical activity regardless of whether you are starting, recovering from injury, living with a long-term health condition or an older adult.

The Active Lifestyles programme of classes and activities runs at venues across the city. From pool-based activities to walking groups, seated exercise and higher impact classes, there is something for everyone, whatever your interest or ability. Please click on the ‘Classes’ tab above to view our current timetable. You can find our current safety protocols here.

We offer Active Lifestyles swimming sessions in a relaxed and calm environment, suitable for all adults. The sessions take place at Bucksburn Swimming Pool and Tullow Swimming Pool – availability can be found on our timetables here.

Get Involved

The Active Lifestyles team is on hand to help you find the right opportunity for you and take the next steps to become and stay active.

Pop along and give one of our classes a try for yourself, or contact our friendly team for further information by emailing activelifestyles@sportaberdeen.co.uk or calling 01224 507701.

To keep up to date with the latest Active Lifestyles news, please sign up for our eNewsletter here.

Eligibility and Referrals

The Active Lifestyles Referral Programme offers specialist classes across the city, specifically designed for individuals living with a range of long-term health conditions. Any health professional can refer into our programme using the referral form, otherwise, you can self-refer.

Membership

Membership

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An Active Lifestyles membership gives you access to all Sport Aberdeen gyms, pool and classes, as well as an opportunity to stay socially connected, for just £16.00 per month, which is great value! Individual classes cost £3.00 per session.

Active Lifestyles 65+

£16.00 per month
  • Active Lifestyles classes
  • Public swimming sessions & group exercise classes
  • 8-day book ahead privileges
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Classes

Classes

The Active Lifestyles programme of classes and activities runs at venues across the city.

All classes must be booked in advance.  Please click on the ‘How to Book’ tab for more information on our booking process.

Timetable

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Class Descriptions

Classes are grouped into three intensity levels, with a useful guide to help you find the right opportunity for you.

Level 1 Classes

Level 1 Classes – Low-intensity exercise with the aim of making the activities of daily living more manageable. The sessions are often based on or behind a chair and focus on improving strength, balance and walking.

Class Name Level Description
Social Walking Groups
Walk Aberdeen Social Walking Groups 1 Short, sociable and community-based walks, lasting up to an hour with opportunities suitable for everyone. Walks are free and are led by trained volunteer walk leaders and finish with a cup of tea and chat for which there is a small charge.
Move More Walks
Move More Health Walk (R) 1 A one hour walk which departs from the same centre each week but has a variety of different routes to ensure no two weeks are the same. Longer and shorter routes are available for participants of all fitness levels.
Group Exercise
First Steps 1 This class offers 20 minutes of strength and balance exercises followed by a short, flat walk.
Active Lifestyles Gentle Exercise 1 A gentle exercise class to music that allows participants to move and awaken all areas of the body working on fitness, balance, coordination and strength.
Active Lifestyles Seated Yoga 1 A gentler form of yoga that can be done sitting on a chair or standing while using the chair for support. The class focuses on mobility, flexibility, strength and balance.
Active Lifestyles Stable & Able (R) 1 A session for those looking to improve their strength, balance and posture.
Active Lifestyles Stable & Able Maintenance 1 A session for those looking to improve their strength, balance and posture. This session is great for people currently attending 1 Stable and Able session and encouraged to attend a second class.
Carers Stable & Able (R) 1 A session for those looking to improve their strength, balance and posture. Sessions open to people with a caring role and the person they care for.
Exercise After Stroke (R) 1 12-week progressive exercise class for participants who have had a stroke. The aim is to improve strength, function and stamina.
Move More Gentle Movement (R) 1 For those who have not been active for a while and would consider themselves to have a lower level of fitness. Class based on Qi Gong which focusses on slow and controlled movements of the body in time with breathing. All exercises can be done seated or standing.

(R) Referral Classes only

*Class levels are a guide to help you find the right opportunity. Most of our opportunities can be adapted by our highly skilled instructors to make them inclusive.

Level 2 Classes

Level 2 Classes – Classes designed to improve strength, balance, coordination and conditioning. These classes are more dynamic but still have balance support options if required.

Class Name Level Description
Group Exercise
Active Lifestyles Adapted Tai Chi 2 A gentle introduction to Tai Chi, incorporating slow, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles.
Active Lifestyles Pilates 2 A low impact class focussing on flexibility & muscular strength with an emphasis on postural alignment, core strength & balance. This is a floor-based class.
Active Lifestyles Retro Rhythms 2 Upbeat but low impact exercise to music class giving a great full-body workout.
Active Lifestyles Steady Steps 2 A class aimed at improving balance, coordination, strength & cardiovascular fitness all in 60 minutes!
Active Lifestyles Technogym Movers 2 A progressive 12-week class for those new or returning to Technogym. The class aims to improve confidence, fitness levels & above all promote enjoyable exercise.
Active Lifestyles Zumba Gold 2 Low impact, high fun & easy to follow Zumba choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion & coordination.
Move More Circuit Group (R) 2 This one-hour class is ideal for those who wish to push that bit more. Participants move around a variety of stations working on all major muscle groups with the support of our fully qualified instructors.
Active Lifestyles Zumba Toning 2 Low impact and lots of fun, this easy to follow Zumba Choreography puts some extra emphasis on toning and sculpting to define those muscles.
Swimming Pool
Active Ageing Learn to Swim Lessons 2 Swimming lessons for older adults led by experienced swimming teachers.
Active Lifestyles Relaxed Swimming 2 Relaxed session offering a quiet environment, inclusive, friendly, welcoming, fun & affordable. Safe space & adapted equipment available. Session open to all family, friends & supporters.
Active Lifestyles Swimming 2 A quiet & calm public swimming session suitable for all adults
Dance
Active Lifestyles Line Dancing 2 Choreographed dance class teaching line dancing routines to some great music.
Active Lifestyles Fit Step 2 An energetic, upbeat dance fitness class featuring all of your favourite strictly dances. It is suitable for all ages and abilities and you don’t need a partner/ You’ll have so much fun and will get fit at the same time!

(R) Referral Classes only

*Class levels are a guide to help you find the right opportunity. Most of our opportunities can be adapted by our highly skilled instructors to make them inclusive.

Level 3 Classes

Level 3 Classes – Full-body workouts with the aim of improving strength and conditioning. Great for people progressing through the Active Lifestyles pathway or for people with good general fitness, and who are keen to start structured exercise.

Class Name Level Description
Group Exercise
Active Lifestyles Easy Movers 3 A low impact but high paced class offering a mix of cardiovascular, strength and balance exercises.
Active Lifestyles Indoor Cycling 3 Ideal for those looking to have cycle session in the spin bike studio with lively music, emphasis on lower body and your own fitness levels to challenge.
Active Lifestyles Live Well Circuits 3 Ideal for those looking to get more active, these classes are low impact and tailored to meet your needs by our experienced team of Health & Wellness Advisors who will provide support and motivation.
Active Lifestyles Live Well Gym 3 Introduces you to all aspects of exercising in a gym. Once you’ve learned the basics you’ll be supported with a tailored programme to help you meet your own fitness goals.
Active Lifestyles Steady Steps Plus 3 A collection of your favourite exercises from the original Steady Steps class just stepped up a gear, think bigger more challenging movements with a diverse range of equipment.
Active Lifestyles Technogym Improvers 3 Technogym Improvers – A progressive tailored Technogym class aimed at those who have previous Technogym experience or progressed from a Technogym Movers class.
Active Lifestyles Zumba 3 A mix of low and high-intensity Zumba choreography that gives an interval-style, dance workout.
Active Lifestyles Movers and Shapers 3 Ideal for those looking to push a little more. This class utilises a range of equipment and offers an opportunity to develop all areas of fitness; strength, balance, flexibility and coordination.

(R) Referral Classes only

*Class levels are a guide to help you find the right opportunity. Most of our opportunities can be adapted by our highly skilled instructors to make them inclusive.

Sport

Sport

The Active Lifestyles programme of Sports takes place at multiple venues across the city.

All sessions must be booked in advance. Please click on the ‘How to Book’ tab for more information on how to book.

Timetable
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Level 2 Sport
Sport
Active Lifestyles Indoor Bowls 2 A fun and social indoor bowls session
Active Lifestyles Ladies Walking Football 2 Walking football is exactly what it sounds like – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It is fun, friendly & can help you feel fitter & healthier. Sessions are open to beginners & experienced players alike.
Active Lifestyles Pickleball 2 Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis & table tennis and is played indoors on a badminton court. These fun and sociable sessions are open to beginners and improvers.
Active Lifestyles Table Tennis 2 These sessions are designed for players of any standard including complete beginners or those who haven’t played for many years. There is usually a coach available to give guidance to anyone who would like to improve.
Active Lifestyles Walking Football 2 Walking football is exactly what it sounds like – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It is friendly and can help you feel fitter and healthier.
Active Lifestyles Walking Netball 2 Walking netball is suitable for all ages and abilities. This session is at a walking pace with adapted rules and court size. This coached session is fun, social and provides great health benefits.
Level 3 Sport
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Active Lifestyles Tennis 3 These coached tennis sessions are designed for players of any ability from beginners to more experienced players and those who haven’t played for many years.
Active Lifestyles Walking Football BLC 3 Walking football is an action-packed game of football – just with no running. It’s a great way to stay involved with the beautiful game! whether you’re looking to keep fit, be sociable or just want to score a couple of goals then walking football is exactly up your street.
How to book

How to book

All bookings for Active Lifestyles classes must be made prior to your visit. This can be done via MySportAberdeen or by calling the venue where the activity takes place.

MySportAberdeen is our online booking system that allows you to manage your membership and make, and cancel, bookings all in one easy-to-use application.

For information and help with registering with MySportAberdeen, please read our User Guide.

Every class is included in your Active Lifestyles membership, along with eight-day book ahead privileges, which is very useful for high demand classes. Non-members are also welcome and can pay-and-play and book from three days ahead.

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MySportAberdeen User Guide

Get active @ Home

Get active @ Home

At-home resources

We understand that some people may not feel ready to return to sports venues or that the activities you previously attended might not yet be available. Please visit our Get active @ Home webpage for workout cards, videos and tips to keep active and enjoy gentle exercise. Feel free to contact the team if you would like any support.

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