Start Strong this new year
New Year’s resolutions, which often involve focusing on weight-loss, are as notorious as Hollywood marriages as far as lasting commitment goes. Yet if you move the focus away from dieting to mental wellbeing and focus on starting the year right by using exercise to feel good, you’re more likely to stick to your goals, says leading Edinburgh leisure and sport provider.
Ally Strachan, Group Fitness Manager at Edinburgh Leisure explained: “January is the month when thousands of Scots resolve that this is the year that they will get fit or lose weight; with those resolutions often gone out of the window by the end of the first week.
“However, if we turn this around and focus on the mental wellbeing and the feel-good factor you often get after exercising, it can change a person’s psychological approach to why they’re wishing to change things, meaning those resolutions stay around for a lot longer and exercise is no longer a chore but a pleasure.”
Edinburgh Leisure’s membership campaign runs from 1st – 31st January 2020 and new members joining in January will get February free. And existing members, who refer a friend, who joins in January, will receive £30 cashback (£20 cash back in they are members of Jack Kane, Queensferry or Kirkliston).
Different levels of membership are available including full fitness, gym/swim/fitness class memberships and climbing. The Edinburgh Leisure membership is available to buy online and in venue (terms and conditions apply).
Ally Strachan continues: “With 1 world-class climbing centre, 9 swimming pools, 14 state of the art gyms and 800+ fitness and gym classes per week across the various centres, Edinburgh Leisure is the biggest club in town, offering so much choice and variety. There is something for everyone to enjoy moving and getting fitter.”
Edinburgh Leisure will be supporting their membership campaign with social media posts with a theme of #StartStrong, focusing on setting realistic fitness goals, trying something new, healthy eating, getting over fitness fears and member success stories.
Rhythmic gymnastics classes to start at Kirkliston
Edinburgh Leisure will be introducing rhythmic gymnastics classes at Kirkliston Leisure Centre, starting in the new year and aimed at Primary 1 and up.
A free taster, which must be booked in advance, will be offered on Sunday 12th January 2020 with two classes in Rhythmic Entry/Stage 1 at 13:45 - 14:45 and again at 14:45 – 15:45. The classes will then run from 19 January 2020 weekly and must be booked and paid for as a course.
This will be the first time that Rhythmic Gymnastics has been offered by Edinburgh Leisure and is open to both boys and girls to learn and perform the moves and skills displayed in Rhythmic Gymnastics. Participants will learn how to move gracefully with the five pieces of Rhythmic apparatus (hoop, ribbon, ball, rope and clubs). No previous experience is required to get started, but a love of dance, and creativity goes a long way.
Classes will also cover dynamic balances, flexibility stretches and strength work. All children start at Entry Stage where they master the basic skills and move up.
Currently Edinburgh Leisure, the British and Scottish Gymnastics club structure only currently provides a pathway for girls and women for Rhythmic, however this may change as the structure is being reviewed.
Edinburgh Leisure is the biggest provider of sports coaching services in the city. They have 14 sports programmes taking place every week at their venues and pride themselves on welcoming everyone, regardless of age or stage to join them.
So, if you’re interested in learning to swim, climb, or something in between, they have it covered. Their quality sports programmes are led by dedicated sports coaches and teachers, and they pride themselves on delivering an excellent progressive learning experience in a fun environment.
To book onto the taster session on 12 January, customers should telephone 0131 458 2100.
To book onto the course from 19 January 2020, customers should contact Kirkliston via email.
Kirkliston Leisure Centre, Kirklands Park Street, Kirkliston EH29 9EY
Fishing for a new career Edinburgh Leisure on the search for qualified swim teachers
If your New Year’s resolution was to look for a new challenge and career then Edinburgh Leisure is on the search for qualified swim teachers to join the biggest sports coaching provider in the city.
Angela McCowan, Aquatics Development Manager at Edinburgh Leisure explained: “As the biggest provider of sports coaching across the city, we’re looking for individuals from all walks of life, with a passion for swimming, who want to join us and enthuse children with a key life skill.
Flexible hours are on offer, at various locations across Edinburgh. Also on offer is one of the best rewards packages in the business, with generous pension, holidays, and free membership to all of Edinburgh Leisure venues.
Interested individuals should apply on the Edinburgh Leisure jobs portal by Sunday, 26 January 2020 and be available to attend an assessment centre on Monday, 3 February.
To find out more about being a swim teacher with Edinburgh Leisure: https://www.edinburghleisure.co.uk/work-with-us/swim-teacher-roles
For further information visit www.edinburghleisure.co.uk
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