Active Staff – Our 2020 Vision!

As another year begins, we want to  make 2020 the best year yet for Active Staff, with as many people as possible benefiting from what the service has to offer. So, whether you’ve been part of Active Staff before, not been in a while, or never heard of us, now’s the time to get involved!

We now have more than 30 free classes a week across our hospital sites. With lowmedium intensity activities like yoga, tai chi and dance-based workouts to high intensity classes like boot camps, Metafit and Fatburn Extreme, there’s something for everyone!

Find out what classes we have at a site near you and book it now at Here you’ll also find FAQs, if you would like some more information.

Walking Challenge
Kick-starting our activities for 2020 is the latest Active Staff Walking Challenge. This year, our virtual, 540-mile route from Gretna to Skye takes in some of Scotland’s most iconic landmarks. Registration opens on Monday 6 January, with the four-week challenge beginning on Wednesday 22 January. You’ll need a team of up to five colleagues to take part so round up your fellow virtual hikers and get ready to walk away the winter blues. Register now at

As always, getting active isn’t the only benefit; we’ll have a range of competitions throughout the challenge to keep you on your toes, with great prizes to be won!

New Coordinator!

It’s a new year and Active Staff has welcomed a new coordinator! Barry Hope, who has volunteered with the service as an activator at the QEUH for a number of years leading our Fatburn Extreme classes, has now taken on responsibility for the service as a whole, as part of a wider remit for staff health.

Barry is enthusiastic and passionate about physical activity (as anyone who attended his classes can attest to) and will bring a lot to the role.

If you have any questions about Active Staff or the activities on your site, you can contact Barry, email: [email protected]