Janet Fitzpatrick, age 55 – Clydebank
“I started Live Active in October 2018 and my life has changed for the better. I would never have tried a gym or classes if it wasn’t for the help and support I got. I started with Diane’s supervised gym sessions and attended her Vitality classes, now I have build my confidence to try things like hips, bums and tums and Aqua Aerobics. My main focus was to improve on my diabetes and lose weight. I have managed to control my diabetes better and dropped 2 dress sizes and feeling much healthier and mentally better too. Not to mention doing simple daily tasks like taking the stairs is much easier for me.
Would recommend Live Active for people looking for that extra support to get started.”
Hugh McMullen, age 71 - Bishopbriggs
“My Live Active Referral helped me to increase my confidence after my knee replacement. The supervised gym sessions provided great company, a friendly atmosphere, and complimented my physiotherapy exercises perfectly.”
Betty, 56 – Kelvin Hall
“I had put on 5 stone since the death of my daughter and ended up with low mood and anxiety. I felt I had to do something about it so my doctor referred me. There have been great benefits... a few examples are I am healthier and more mobile. I feel part of a group when in the classes - this has been a big benefit in my confidence growing I am not as anxious anymore. I have also lost nearly 6 stone. Fitness is now a way of life for me and I can’t imagine not doing it now. I can’t believe I came from coach potato to going to the gym 3-4 times a week - my only regret is that I didn’t start sooner!”
John James Rodgers, 33 - Ravenscraig
“The support from Live Active has been amazing. When I was introduced to Derek from Live Active at the Sports Centre, he put me in touch with a program that was suitable for me. Since then I have been given programs which gives me structure to my training and helps me grow stronger both mentally and physically. “
Dorothy Robertson, Dumbarton Meadow SC, Age 77
“I feel a lot fitter and stronger and have more confidence. The social aspect is also great.”
Heather, Eastwood, Age 29
“I have received great support from my Advisor, Geraldine, and find her very approachable. I have learnt to eat more healthily and on a regular basis. I would often skip meals but I now understand that food is fuel that you give your body and is essential to your health and wellbeing.. Also, skipping meals contributed to my weight gain as I would often snack throughout the day. After my stroke, I was left with weakness on the left side of my body so Geraldine was able to advise me on exercises that I could do to help with this issue. I have also lost the sight in my right eye so have balance problems I was given exercises to help with this. The combination of better eating and exercising has enabled me to lose nearly 4 stone in weight and I fully intend to continue. I have so much more energy and no longer feel sluggish. My mood has also improved significantly.”
Angus McKenna, Greenock Sports Centre, Inverclyde, Age 61
“Its given me my confidence back, made me feel healthier and given me a better outlook in life. My quality of life has improved- I am much more active, have a healthier diet and have lost nearly 2 stone.”
Q&A with Gordon, 56 years old, Eastwood:
Q. How did you hear about the Live Active Referral Scheme?
A. NHS referral from cardiac rehab
Q. What differences has the Live Active Referral Scheme made to you?
A. Through regular consultations with my appointed Live Active consultant I have been given excellent advice on the activities available to me and how to have a regular exercise routine
Q. Would you recommend the Scheme to a friend?
Q. What would you say to someone who is thinking of attending the Live Active Referral Scheme?