Following the easing of lockdown restrictions from Friday 29th May, outside activities including golf, canoeing and hiking are now permitted in Scotland.
However, leisure centres and gyms are not due to reopen until Scotland reaches phase three of the exit-lockdown plan meaning that for many, daily exercise will continue to focus around walking, running and cycling activities.
In order to help people stick with this, and to stay connected to their fitness families, Live Active Leisure (LAL), Perth & Kinross’s Independent Sports and Fitness Trust, has launched a new campaign encouraging the residents of Perth and Kinross to ‘Travel the World with LAL’.
Kelly Parker, Marketing & Communications Manager for (LAL) commented, “We know from years of experience that staying active is more rewarding when you have a goal to work towards.
“It’s also true that many of our customers – and those of other gyms and fitness classes – enjoy the camaraderie of their gym sessions and classes, and will have strong relationships with their fitness families and instructors.
“We wanted to create a community goal that we could all work towards; our customers, our team, people who are new to fitness, the customers of other fitness providers – everyone is welcome to join us as we aim to collectively travel as many of the 24,901 miles around the world as we can!”
The challenge is free to take part in and simply asks people to record their walking, running or cycling distances on the Live Active Leisure website. The total miles will be announced each week and will be counted collectively over the month of June.
Kelly continued, “Our teams have been staying connected with a whole host of active challenges. In April, the Live Active Blairgowrie team targeted everyone to collectively reach 10,000 minutes of exercise, which they smashed – and promptly increased it to 20,000 for May!
“The fantastic response amongst our own team has inspired us to launch this region wide challenge to our customers and anyone else who’d like to take part. So from 1st to 30th June, we will record the daily exercise journeys of our customers, staff and local communities with one big goal – to find out how far we can walk, cycle or run in our bid to travel the world!”
All non-LAL staff taking part will be entered into a prize draw to win £100 of Live Active Reward’s partner vouchers. To find out more visit LiveActive.co.uk.