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Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Latest Information

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Vitality

Find out more about Vitality

Contact us to find out more about Vitality classes in your area

mailto: vitality@glasgowlife.org.uk

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People with medical conditions can have fun getting active with the support of our specially trained Vitality instructors.

Our fun and friendly Vitality classes have been specially designed for people living with a range of medical conditions. They are also suitable if someone has a fear of falling or find that strength and balance is impacting on daily life. Our welcoming and supportive instructors will give you the confidence to join in, get active and lead a fuller, more independent life.

We’ll help you choose a level of activity that best suits your needs, making sure you are safe, comfortable and above all else having fun.

In line with relaxing of Government restrictions we have resumed our Strength & Balance Circuit classes, alongside Step In and Step Up Circuit level classes in some Glasgow Club venues. Note there are currently no low level Strength & Balance classes but Strength & Balance Circuit classes are suitable for anyone who is mobile enough to move around a room.

Please see below for a full list of classes available or click here:

Strength & Balance Circuit

Glasgow Club Drumchapel    Monday 10.30am - 11.15am   Starts 02/08/21
Glasgow Club Bellahouston   Tuesday 10.15am - 11.15am  Starts 03/08/21
GC Tollcross Wellshot Halls   Tuesday 12.00pm - 1.00pm    Starts 03/08/21
Glasgow Club Springburn     Tuesday 2.00pm - 3.00pm      Starts 03/08/21
Glasgow Club Castlemilk      Wednesday 2.00pm - 3.00pm  Starts 04/08/21
Glasgow Club Scotstoun       Thursday 2.30pm - 3.30pm    Starts 05/08/21

Step In Circuit

Glasgow Club Drumchapel  Monday      10.30am - 11.15am (class ends 26/7/21)
Glasgow Club Springburn   Monday      11.30am - 12.30pm
Glasgow Club Gorbals        Monday      1.45pm - 2.45pm
Glasgow Club Castlemilk    Wednesday 2.00pm - 3.00pm    (class ends 28/7/21)
Glasgow Club Springburn   Wednesday 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Glasgow Club Pollok           Thursday    2.15pm - 3.15pm
Glasgow Club Scotstoun     Thursday    2.30pm - 3.30pm    (class ends 29/7/21)
Glasgow Club Bellahouston Friday        2.00pm - 3.00pm
Glasgow Club Castlemilk     Friday       10.45am - 11.45am

Step Up Circuit

Glasgow Club Scotstoun     Monday       2.00pm - 3.00pm
Glasgow Club Tollcross       Monday       12.15pm - 1.15pm
Glasgow Club Bellahouston Wednesday  12.30pm - 1.30pm

We can help guide you to a level of class that’s suitable for you. Contact us on 07500 881808 or email vitality@glasgowlife.org.uk 

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Your Guide to Vitality Classes

Strength and Balance Class

Designed for those who walk slowly and may use a mobility aid, this class improves strength and balance to help you feel steadier on your feet. This class is suitable for people with breathing difficulties. Find your nearest Strength & Balance Class here.

Strength & Balance Circuit

Ideal for people who are mobile (with or without a mobility aid) but who may struggle with some movements and everyday activities such as stairs. This class is also suitable for people with breathing difficulties. Find your nearest Strength & Balance Circuit Class here.

Step In Circuit

Designed for those with independent mobility but may have some difficulty doing daily activities. It is suitable for those who want to start or keep active, meet new people and have fun whilst improving strength, co-ordination, fitness and flexibility. Find your nearest Step In Circuit Class here.

Step Up Circuits

For those who are mobile (without an aid) and who have minimal difficulty doing daily activities. This class will help improve fitness and strength. Find your nearest Step Up Circuit Class here.

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Keeping Active at Home

With normal routines and lifestyles being impacted by the global Coronavirus pandemic, maintaining a level of mental and physical wellbeing has never been so important. This is being made even more difficult by restriction of movement and social distancing, meaning being active at home may be the only way for us to exercise.

FREE Get Active Online Membership

Our twice weekly Live Vitality classes are now available as part of Glasgow Club's FREE 'Get Active' online membership. To access these classes, all you need is an email address to sign up with and you will receive access to the following features:

  • Up to 5 'Fun & Easy' live classes each week
  • Access to all 'Fun & Easy' videos on-demand
  • Mental Wellbeing tips
  • LES MILLS On Demand Free Trial with a 33% discount on membership

Visit the Glasgow Club Online website for more information.

There are also lots of useful videos and resources detailed below to help you be active at home.

Wellbeing Packs

We are providing packs for our participants who perhaps don't have access to online services which contain simple exercises that can be done around the house. These will help to re-build strength and balance which can prevent falls and make daily tasks a little easier. To request a pack for yourself or for an older friend or relative, or speak to someone about getting more active, please contact us on 07500881808 or email neil.mcintosh@glasgowlife.org.uk 

Step In & Step Up Activities

Allow our brilliant Vitality instructor Lori take you through some activities that are safe to do at home and require next to no equipment. The movements in these videos correspond to our Step In (moderate intensity) & Step Up (higher intensity) classes.

Step In (Moderate Intensity)'

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Step Up (Higher Intensity)

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Glasgow Club Easy Exercise

Being physically active is an essential ingredient for our health and wellbeing whatever our age. If you're not as fit as you once were or think more gentle exercise is for you then you can find out more ways to be active during the coronavirus lockdown on our Glasgow Club website.

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Glasgow Club Mental Wellbeing

It's important to take care of your mind as well as your body, especially if you have to stay at home because of coronavirus. The Glasgow Club have put tips and resources together to help you keep on top of your mental wellbeing.

NHS Stay Active, Stay Steady

NHSGGC have developed a series of exercises you can do at home that will help you work on improving your strength and balance, similar to movements you may do in our Vitality classes. There are seated and standing options depending on your ability, so remember to ease yourself in gently.

Stay Active, Stay Steady Seated Exercise:

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Stay Active, Stay Steady Standing Exercise:

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Parkinson's UK Staying Active at Home

Parkinson’s experts share their top tips on how to stay active at home, plus links to free online programmes to follow during social distancing measures.

NHS Easy Exercises

Low-impact exercises can improve your health and fitness without harming your joints. Examples of sitting, strength, flexibility and balance exercises are included below:

Chair Based/Sitting Exercises

Flexibility

Balance

NHS 10 minute Workouts

Short on time? Hate the gym? Too tired to exercise after work? These 10-minute workouts are just what you need. These equipment-free fitness routines are great to do at home and short enough for you to easily fit them into your daily schedule.

Pilates & Yoga

Pilates is a form of exercise that focuses on balance, posture, strength and flexibility. It's suitable for people of all ages and fitness levels. Yoga focuses on strength, flexibility and breathing to boost physical and mental wellbeing.

The Body Coach "Senior Workouts"

The Body Coach, Joe Wicks, shows you how to be active at home using simple and easy exercises.

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Useful documents

Accessible formats

If you require documents in large print, braille, or audio versions please email: info@glasgowlife.org.uk