Active Lives

We all know that being active is good for us - not only does physical activity improve your body, it helps your mental wellbeing. 

Active Lives is a self referral programme that offers opportunities for adults (aged 45 years +) to be more active in their local Edinburgh Leisure venue. Individuals can also be referred into Active Lives by health professionals and local agencies.

To help get you started, an initial consultation is arranged with a qualified member of staff. They will welcome you to the programme and let you know about all the great activities offered with an Active Lives membership. 

Although you may feel like exercise tires you, it actually gives you more energy. Individuals can go at their own pace and get involved in the activities that they most enjoy. Activities include walking football, walking groups, supported gym sessions, circuits and socials at various venues.

To join Active Lives, you should meet the following criteria:

  • Aged 45 years or older
  • Motivated to engage in physical activity
  • Not currently active with Edinburgh Leisure
  • Living within certain areas of Edinburgh

Time to get started and be active with Edinburgh Leisure - complete and download our form.

All participants can apply for a Get Active Pass giving subsidised access to physical activities. You can choose from any of our 15 gyms, 10 swimming pools (including standard sauna/steam rooms) and 700+ fitness classes per week, across the city. 

The pass can be used 7 days a week up until 4pm and can be used to book your favourite fitness classes on the day.

For more information about Active Lives please contact our Active Communities team on 0131 458 2260 or email