Many people are unsure where to start when they feel that their lives have become too sedentary and they would like to become more active.
Moving is good for us and we can show you how. Get active with Edinburgh Leisure - we have many options to get you started and offer something for everyone through a range of programmes for all age groups. We also deliver a range of health programmes to get active, stay active and achieve more.
We were all born to move and there is a lot going on at Edinburgh Leisure to help you do just that. Why not try low intensity fitness classes, swimming, dance, walking, cycling and even gardening.
We are here to support you and offer advice on the right type of activity and to find something that you will enjoy taking part in.
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The opportunities below are ideal for those who feel it has been a long time since they were last active and are looking for a gentle start to help improve their health. We provide you with a chance to build physical confidence and offer you support to be more active to improve your well being, in a fun and sociable environment.
Our Active Health Programmes
Physical activity has sometimes been described as a magic pill - not only does it help us feel better and function better, it can prevent and treat the leading health challenges of our time such as heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancers and mental health. Evidence suggests that we need expert guidance when faced with the idea of exercising after the diagnosis of a particular condition - even when we know that exercise will help.
We offer community-based physical activity programmes in partnership with NHS Lothian designed to improve health and wellbeing.
Movement for Memories
Movement for Memories is designed to support people living with early, early on-set and mild to moderate dementia to be active. With various activities, including swimming, the gym, golf, tennis and fitness classes there is something for everyone.
This work is supported with funding from the Life Changes Trust. The Trust is funded by the Big Lottery.
Moving is good for us
We are passionate about physical activity at Edinburgh Leisure; we constantly see the positive impact physical activity has on individuals’ and communities’ physical, mental and social health and well-being.
And that’s why as a charity we are committed to inspiring everyone in Edinburgh to be more active and healthy.
Check out our page dedicated to case studies and advice on what you should be doing to keep a healthy body and mind.