Want to get more active?
Not sure where to start?
We are now offering regular appointments with a healthy lifestyle coordinator at the practice. Louise is part of Health all Round (https://www.healthallround.org.uk/) which is a community health project based in Gorgie-Dalry.
Health All Round aims to improve the health and well being of members of the local community through direct services and access to other agencies. We aim to promote a community development approach to health, encouraging involvement in planning and influencing services.
These appointments can benefit those who are considering engaging in physical activity and/or eating more healthily and feel they would benefit from some support getting started. Louise can assist with goal setting and motivation on a 1:1 basis and can provide information and support on healthy eating. She can provide access to a variety of projects including free gym access, walking groups, chair-based exercise classes and healthy lifestyle group courses. In addition, she can help support links to other projects within Health All Round including social groups, mental health support and pain management groups.
Please ask as reception if you would like to arrange an appointment with Louise.
Canal Trust walking group: they walk every Thursday from the Union canal. This is open to all and they provide free refreshments https://www.fcct.scot/2022/12/21/walking-group/
The Grassmarket Project: they have a regular walking group and also go away on Saturdays for bigger walks to the Pentlands or further afield – https://grassmarket.org/
Paths for all: they have many community walks on offer, from easy to moderate depending on the pace you are looking for. https://www.pathsforall.org.uk/walking-for-health/health-walks/health-walk/meadows-walk
Jog Scotland : To help you find local running groups https://jogscotland.org.uk/
Gym based activities and exercise classes
Edinburgh leisure: Offer a variety of activities including swimming, fitness classes, sports pitches and climbing. https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/
Street Fit: exercise groups and support for vulnerably housed or homeless individuals. https://www.streetfitscotland.org/ Street Soccer: free group football and exercise sessions. You do not need to have played football before – it’s just for fun! https://streetsoccerscotland.org/
North Merchiston Club : a variety of exercise classes including yoga, Pilates and HIIT workout groups https://www.northmerchiston.co.uk/
Eric Liddell Centre Seated exercise class: Wednesdays 2:30 – 4pm, £5 fee. Patients can self-refer or contact the facilitator Dawn on 0131 332 0669
Thistle Foundation: help to support those with long term conditions or disabilities. They can offer remote support on video call and also have their own gym in Craigmillar https://www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/hwb-support
The Welcoming: they can offer cycling, walking and swimming groups. Their services and activities support asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh https://www.thewelcoming.org/timetable/