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We are delighted that the Active Lifestyles programme has restarted! Have a look at the information below, where you will find everything you need to know about getting active again with Sport Aberdeen’s Active Lifestyles programme.

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 out, 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 to view our current timetable.

We are safe, clean and ready

We have made sure that our venues are safe, clean and ready for your return, by implementing enhanced safety protocols and extensive cleaning processes.

Things will be a little different from what you’re used to, but our friendly team will be on hand to support you. Please read over the new protocols and feel free to get in touch if you have any questions in relation to your return to our venues.

Return to Fitness Protocol

Our safety animation will take you through what you can expect across our venues:

Active Lifestyles instructor Jon takes you through what to expect when you return to the programme:

What if I am still shielding?

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 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.

Active Lifestyles @ Home

Active Lifestyles @ Home on YouTube

Get Involved

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

To get involved pop along to one of the classes or for more information please contact the friendly team on activelifestyles@sportaberdeen.co.uk or call 01224 214497.

Eligibility and Referrals

Some people may be eligible to attend our Move More Aberdeen referral classes which have been specially designed to support people living with a range of long-term health conditions. These classes support gentle exercise for everyone.

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.

We are working closely with our team of volunteers and national governing bodies of sport and we hope to bring you a programme of your favourite sports sessions very soon. Similarly, we are working with key partners including the NHS and Macmillan Cancer Support around the safe reintroduction of our referral classes.

In line with Government guidelines, all classes must be booked in advance.  Please click on the ‘How to Book’ tab for more information on our booking process.

Timetable

(As of 16 November 2020 onwards)

DayStartEndClassVenueLevel
Mon09:3010:15Zumba GoldGet active @ Alex Collie2
11:0012:00Live Well GymGet active @ BLC3
13:0014:00Movers & ShapersGet active @ BLC3
Tue11:0011:45Line DancingGet active @ BLC2
11:0012:00Retro RhythmsGet active @ Jesmond2
11:3012:30Steady StepsGet active @ Kincorth2
13:0014:00First StepsGet active @ Kincorth1
14:0015:00Steady StepsGet active @ Sheddocksley2
14:1515:00Zumba GoldGet active @ Alex Collie2
Wed10:3011:30Steady StepsGet active @ Jesmond2
11:0011:45ZumbaGet active @ BLC3
12:1513:15Live Well CircuitsGet active @ BLC3
14:0015:00Steady StepsGet active @ Westburn2
14:1515:15Live Well CircuitsGet active @ Peterculter3
14:4515:30Retro RhythmsGet active @ Kincorth2
Thu10:0011:00Live Well CircuitsGet active @ Westburn3
11:0012:00First StepsGet active @ Jesmond1
13:0014:00First StepsGet active @ Westburn1
14:3015:30Steady StepsGet active @ Westburn2
15:3016:15Line DancingGet active @ BLC3
Fri09:3010:15Zumba GoldGet active @ Jesmond2
10:1511:15Live Well CircuitsGet active @ Sheddocksley3
11:3012:30Steady StepsGet active @ Westburn2
14:1515:15Fit to DanceGet active @ Alex Collie2
Timetable

(Up to 15 November 2020 onwards)

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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 sessions for those starting an active lifestyle or living with a long-term health condition.

Class NameLevelDescription
Social Walking Groups
Walk Aberdeen Social Walking Groups1Short, 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)

 

1A 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 available for participants of all fitness levels.
Group Exercise
First Steps1This class offers 20 minutes of strength and balance exercises followed by a short, flat walk.
Active Lifestyles Gentle Exercise1A gentle exercise class to music allowing participants to move and awaken all areas of the body working on fitness, balance, coordination and strength.
Active Lifestyles Seated Yoga1A 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)1A session for those looking to improve their strength, balance and posture.
Active Lifestyles Stable & Able Maintenance1A session for those looking to improve their strength, balance and posture.Session open to people currently attending 1 Stable and Able session and encouraged to attend a second class.
Carers Stable & Able (R)1A 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)112-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)1For 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 – More demanding activities for those who are active and want to improve further.

Class NameLevelDescription
Group Exercise
Active Lifestyles Adapted Tai Chi2A gentle introduction to Tai Chi, incorporating slow, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles.
Active Lifestyles Pilates2A low impact class focussing on flexibility & muscular strength with emphasis on postural alignment, core strength & balance.  This is a floor-based class.
Active Lifestyles Retro Rhythms2Upbeat but low impact exercise to music class giving a great full body work out.
Active Lifestyles Steady Steps2A class aimed at improving balance, co-ordination, strength & cardio-vascular fitness all in 60 minutes!
Active Lifestyles Technogym Movers2A 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 Gold2Low impact, high fun & easy to follow Zumba choreography that focusses on balance, range of motion & coordination.
Move More Circuit Group (R)2One-hour class ideal for those who wish to push that little bit more.  Participants move around a variety of stations working on all major muscle groups with the support of our fully qualified instructors.
Sport
Active Lifestyles Indoor Bowls2A fun and social indoor bowls session.
Active Lifestyles Ladies Walking Football2Walking 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 Pickleball2Pickleball is a paddle sport (similar to a racquet sport) that combines elements of badminton, tennis, & table tennis & is played indoors on a badminton court.  These fun and sociable sessions are open to beginners and improvers.
Active Lifestyles Relaxed Skating2Relaxed skating session offering quiet environment, inclusive, friendly, welcoming, fun & affordable.  Safe space & adapted equipment available. Session open to all family, friends & supporters.
Active Lifestyles Table Tennis2These 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 Football2Walking 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.
Active Lifestyles Walking Netball2Walking Netball is suitable for all ages & abilities & is netball but at a walking pace with adapted rules & court size.  This coached session is fun, social & provides great health benefits.
Swimming Pool
Active Ageing Learn to Swim Lessons2Swimming lessons for older adults led by experienced swimming teacher.
Active Lifestyles Relaxed Swimming2Relaxed session offering a quiet environment, inclusive, friendly, welcoming, fun & affordable.  Safe space & adapted equipment available. Session open to all family, friends & supporters.
Active Lifestyles Swimming2A quiet & calm public swimming session suitable for all adults
Dance
Active Lifestyles Ballroom Dancing2Ballroom Dancing class for beginners & those with more experience to learn ballroom and Latin steps & routines in a welcoming environment.  Great for the body & mind.
Active Lifestyles Fit to Dance2Dance & exercise class using rhythms from a variety of music, including Latin, tango and jazz.
Active Lifestyles Line Dancing2Choreographed dance class teaching line dancing routines to some great music.

(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 – Activities ideal for those progressing through the Active Lifestyles pathway or keen to advance their fitness journey.

Class NameLevelDescription
Group Exercise
Active Lifestyles Easy Movers3A low impact but high paced class offering a mix of cardiovascular, strength and balance exercises.
Active Lifestyles Indoor Cycling3Ideal 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 Circuits3Ideal 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 Gym3Introduces 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 Plus3A 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 Improvers3Technogym Improvers – A progressive tailored Technogym class aimed at those who have previous Technogym experience or progressed from a Technogym Movers class.
Active Lifestyles Zumba3A mix of low & high intensity Zumba choreography that gives an interval-style, dance workout.
Sport
Active Lifestyles Tennis3These coached tennis sessions are designed for players of any ability from beginners to more experienced players & those who haven’t played for many years.
Active Lifestyles Walking Football BLC3Walking Football is an action-packed game of football – just with no running.  It’s is 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.
Movers & Shapers3Ideal for those looking to push a little more. This class utilises a range of equipment & 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.

Table Tennis

Table Tennis

Active Lifestyles table tennis sessions are back!

We are pleased to reactivate these sessions across the city, please see below some of the new protocols in place for your safety.

🏓 Book in advance via MySportAberdeen or by calling the venue directly.
🏓 Please bring your own bat.
🏓 Group numbers have been reduced to meet Table Tennis Scotland Covid-19 guidelines.

Please only book one session per day, as players must only form part of one table tennis bubble per day.

Timetable

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How to book

How to book

In line with Government guidelines, all bookings must be made prior to your visit. This can be done via MySportAberdeen or by calling 01224 214497.

MySportAberdeen is our brand-new 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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Why Not Try

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Why not try some other exciting activities we have to offer!

Sport Aberdeen offers various sports at venues across the city. From membership, pay and play options and lessons, to venue hire and joining a club, we have it all.

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