Do not turn up at your practice without an appointment. Phone first or follow the advice on our website.
Physical activity and keeping fit - what is available locally?
At Crossfit they do 365 different workouts - a different one for each day of the year - every day is different and is designed to improve your fitness. Workouts are a blend of three different disciplines: METCON, WEIGHT LIFTING & GYMNASTICS.
Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise. Loudoun Main has a pool, sauna and many other facilities.
Fitness Classes with Vibrant Communities
Vibrant communities offer a range of activities for all age groups and abilities such as stretch and toning classes, walking groups, beginners circuit classes and yoga.
Peralta Tai Chi Club Classes available from Monday to Friday at different times and campuses.
Unified' rugby breaks down the barriers to participation for individuals with physical, sensory and learning difficulties bringing people with and without a disability together to train and play rugby. If you're interested get in touch or just drop by any of the sessions. Alternatively, if you are part of a community group, organisation or charity we can offer a free taster session at your venue. Monday - 7-8pm at Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club
Paths for all
Paths for all is a website listing walks in the local area - they offer group walks and ideas for walks in the local area such as health walks, buggy walks, dementia friendly walks
The Active Travel Hub
The Active Travel Hub are based at Kilmarnock Railway Station. They offer guided walks and bike rides around Ayrshire. They also run cycling classes and a bike repair station.
This website has walks in all areas of Scotland including more advanced Munroes. It gives a good description of walks including distances and difficulty.
This website has a number of well described walking routes in Ayrshire. It can't be viewed on internet explorer - best to use google chrome.
Kilmarnock & Loudoun Ramblers group
The Kilmarnock & Loudoun Ramblers are based in East Ayrshire and have walks to suit all ages and levels of fitness. They also have walking weekends away, plus social events throughout the year.
Running & Jogging
Find a local running club for all abilities including beginners. Classes including ‘mums on the run’, ‘sunset’ and ‘sunrise’ jogging .
Build your own home workout
East Ayrshire Leisure have a website where you can select the activity you would like to do at home and the website will suggest different exercises you can do which you select to build your own workout. It is amazing what you can do if you prefer to exercise at home.
Gym classes and activities
The Galleon Centre in Kilmarnock offer a variety of fitness classes and activities, including spinning, swimming and yoga
Yoga & Pilates
There are many free yoga and pilates classes online, for instance Jessica Valant, with short beginners classes of 10-20 minutes
Walking and Running
If you are new to walking the NHS has some guidance on getting started via this link.
Unified' rugby breaks down the barriers to participation for individuals with physical, sensory and learning difficulties bringing people with and without a disability together to train and play rugby. If you're interested get in touch or just drop by any of the sessions. Alternatively, if you are part of a community group, organisation or charity we can offer a free taster session at your venue. Ayrshire: Monday - 7-8pm at Kilmarnock Rugby Football Club
Walking football has become increasingly popular. It’s exactly what it sounds like – a standard game of football where players walk instead of run. It's designed to help people get fit or maintain an active lifestyle no matter what their age and fitness, as well as support people getting back into football if they have given it up due to age or injury. Sessions are on Wednesdays: 11.00am - 12.00pm (Onthank Community Centre) & Fridays: 6.00pm - 7.00pm (Hunter Centre) Cost per session: £1.00
Doing chair based exercises at least three times a week will help improve your strength, flexibility and stamina. In addition, taking a daily walk can help keep you strong and walk steadily, reducing the risk of falls. These exercises have been used in seated exercise classes across the world and have been shown to maintain function and independent living.
Couch to 5K online programme
Couch to 5K is a running plan for absolute beginners. It was developed by a new runner, Josh Clark, who wanted to help his 50-something mum get off the couch and start running, too. The plan involves 3 runs a week, with a day of rest in between, and a different schedule for each of the 9 weeks.
Kilmarnock & Loudoun Ramblers group
The Kilmarnock & Loudoun Ramblers are based in East Ayrshire and have walks to suit all ages and levels of fitness. They also have walking weekends away. Plus social events throughout the year.
Proud to be a Parkrun Practice
What is parkrun? Free, weekly 5k events, every Saturday morning, in areas of open space 2k junior parkruns for 4-14 year olds and their families on Sunday mornings. Our local run is at the Dean Park in Kilmarnock Organised by local volunteer teams Walk, run, jog, volunteer or spectate - take part in any way that suits you Open to all, including those who are inactive or have health conditions or disabilities Opportunity to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community
Street Fit Scotland
Street fit Scotland is a not for profit Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation/Social Enterprise. Our programme provides a route back into the community, a way of re-integrating back into society supporting to become active citizens.
To maintain or improve your health, adults need to do aerobic and strength exercises every week. As a minimum adults aged 19-64 should try to be active daily and should do: at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity such as cycling or fast walking every week, and strength exercises on two or more days a week that work all the major muscles (legs, hips, back, abdomen, chest, shoulders and arms)