Physical Activity Information

Find out more about your physical activity options

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Hello. Your health professional has referred you so that we can support you to become more physically active. We’d be delighted to help and there’s a couple of different ways we can do this.

 

1. Live Active Referral Scheme

 

  • Structured support, guidance in setting goals, and regular check-ins.
  • Appointment based and focuses on behavioural change to support you in becoming more physically active.
  • Receive personalized support from highly trained advisors who will guide you through a 12 week active phase.
  • Advisors will help you set goals, provide information, and offer support through one-on-one catch-ups, phone calls, or group sessions.
  • Activities offered include gym sessions, exercise classes, health walks, and more.
  • Once you’ve completed the 12 week active phase, one of our support team will be in touch via catch up calls for up to a year.
  • There's an 8-10 week waiting list for this option.
  • You are not charged a fee for your appointments with the Live Active team.
  • Depending on the type of activity you choose to take part in there may be a cost attached (see FAQ’s section below for more information).

 

2. Phone Support option

 

  • Manage your activities independently with flexibility in accessing resources.
  • Information provided to allow you to access physical activity options without structured support.
  • You can call the support team to discuss your physical activity options without committing to set catch-up appointments.
  • The support team can help you book gym appointments, access fitness classes, provide information on health walks, walking football sessions, and other activities.
  • You are not charged a fee for this service.
  • Depending on the type of activity you choose to take part in there may be a cost attached (see FAQ’s section below for more information).

How do I get started?

  • If you want to join the Live Active Referral Scheme, wait for the team to contact you to schedule your first appointment.
  • If you prefer the phone support option and feel confident accessing activities independently, you can call XXXXXXXXXXXX and speak to our support team.

Live Active

Support to get active
Supervised Gym Sessions
Gym membership options

Below are some of the questions we are asked most frequently

Have a read through them and it may help you to decide if Live Active is the right option for you.

You will come along to the leisure centre of your choice (list of available centres below) and meet with your Live Active Advisor. Or you may choose to have a telephone or video call appointment. Your appointment will last around 30 minutes and during this time you will chat to your advisor about the types of activities you would like to take part in. Your advisor will then provide you with all the information you need to know about your chosen activities such as times, dates, venues, cost, what to wear, etc. You will also discuss the goals that you would like to achieve as a result of getting more active. Examples of goals that people often set themselves are to “get fitter”, “feel better” or “be able to walk up the stairs without feeling breathless”.

You are not charged a fee for your appointments with the Live Active Advisor. However, there is a cost to NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde and Glasgow Life of approximately £50 to provide these appointments. Because of this, we would ask you to fully consider if the Live Active Referral Scheme is right for you to allow us to minimise the number of missed appointments.

Depending on the type of activity you choose to take part in there may be a cost attached. If its leisure centre based such as fitness classes or the gym you can choose to take part on a “pay as you go” basis or as part of a monthly membership. Memberships start from as low as £18 per month or £12 per month if you meet the concession criteria. Your Live Active Advisor will discuss these options with you to ensure you receive the best value for money.

The Live Active Advisors can also provide you with information on free activities such as health walks, green gyms & home based exercise.

We will contact you at various points over the course of a year to support you with becoming and staying active. You will have the opportunity meet with your Live Active Advisor regularly via face to face, telephone or video call for the first 12 weeks. You will then be followed up by one of our support team for up to a year.

You can also choose to attend the group based gym sessions, health walks or fitness classes that are led by your Live Active Advisor meaning that you will have weekly contact with them.

We know from research and experience that when you set yourself a goal you are more likely to make a change. By being part of Live Active you are making a decision to become more physically active and we know that setting yourself goals will help you do this.

No, you don’t need to come to Live Active appointments for this. You can book a gym appointment with a member of the Glasgow Club gym team who will be happy to create a personalised gym programme for you. Call 0141 XXX XXXX to book your gym appointment.

No, if you don’t require support to start exercising you should not attend Live Active appointments. Please call us on 0141 XXX XXXX to let us know that you don’t require the support of Live Active so that we don’t continue to contact you about the programme. While we are speaking to you we can help you with booking a gym appointment or accessing fitness classes as well as providing information on health walks, walking football sessions and a wide range of other activities.

No, we can’t offer you one to one personal training as part of Live Active. Glasgow Club offer personal training that you can pay to access. To enquire about Glasgow Club personal training please email personaltrainingenquiries@glasgowlife.org.uk 

Once you have completed your first appointment you can use ANY of our Glasgow club venues to exercise.

Our goal at Live Active is to provide you with the confidence and knowledge to become independently active by the time your 12 months on the scheme has come to an end. While you will no longer need to attend Live Active appointments you will be able to continue with your chosen activities for as long as you wish!

No, we wouldn’t usually accept a re-referral. During your time on the programme you will work with your Live Active Advisor to build your confidence to independently exercise. As part of this, your Live Active Advisor will work with you to prepare you with the skills and information you need to make sure that you can continue exercising once your time with Live Active comes to an end. You’ll be so well prepared that you won’t need us anymore!

Live Active appointments are available at the following Glasgow Club venues

Bellahouston

Pollok

Gorbals

Castlemilk

DonaldDewar

Scotstoun

Maryhill

Springburn

Easterhouse Pool

Emirates Arena

Tollcross