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Healthier, happier, stronger

Health conditions & exercise referral

Live Borders has a passion and drive to improve the health and wellbeing of everyone living in the Scottish Borders. We have various programmes that can support people into leading heathier, happier and stronger lifestyles. We know that being active while coping with a long-term health condition is never easy and this is why we offer suitable and supported options at a discounted rate. Our goal is to give you the tools to lead a healthy and active lifestyle by reducing your risk of developing further health issues.

Live Borders is working in partnership with NHS Borders, Macmillan Cancer Support and various other charities to provide these activities. Please speak to your local healthcare professional to refer you into this programme or contact the Live Borders Health Team to discuss further.

Some of the options we have are:

Steadi: Follow on class from falls prevention for individuals who have balance and mobility issues. These classes focus on improving lower limb strength, balance and flexibility and can be performed from a seated or standing position.

Gentle Movement/Gardening/Walking: All options are low level which include outdoor activities and health walks. Gentle Movement is a class that focuses on breathing awareness and relaxation.

Small Group Exercise/Health Condition Classes: Moderate level class which takes place within a closed studio or gym environment and includes exercises/routines to suit each individual. There are specific options available for diabetes and mental health.

Activity Referral Membership: This includes a discounted, all-inclusive membership which covers exercise classes (inc above), swimming and gym sessions in all Live Borders facilities.

Those who are independently mobile and can exercise on their own will receive a tailored gym programme to allow them to access the gym in their own time.

For more information please contact our Health & Physical Activity Development Officer, Paul Davis on email: