Get more active for free

Here are some fab and free activities that will help you get more fit and active.

 NL Leisure offers fantastic opportunities to get fit and active.  NLC colleagues get a discount on membership.  Are you a NLC colleague not using NL Leisure facilities at the moment and who would benefit by increasing your physical activity levels?  If your saying yes to those questions you can try NL Leisure out for free as part of the below programmes.


Active Health programme

The popular Active Health programme includes:

  • 8 weeks free use of all NL Leisure gyms, swimming pools and fitness classes
  • A gym induction and personalised gym programme card to follow
  • Reduced cost membership for the following 3 months at £10 a month direct debit

If you the decide to continue your membership as a NLC colleagues you can save £6 per month on a full NL Leisure Membership, paying £28.99 instead £35.

Interested?  Click or tap on the form icon on the left – fill out form and complete the steps on its and then we’ll then have you set up on the try NL Leisure offer within two weeks.  Click or tap on the below image for the latest opening and COVID 19 updates.

Please note the Active Health programme is available for:

  • Anyone aged 11 years plus in North Lanarkshire who would benefit by increasing their physical activity levels
  • One enrollment only,  once you complete the 8 weeks free you can’t repeat the offer
  • Non members of NL Leisure, that is those not current Access NL members or haven’t been a member in the past 6 month period

Weigh to go!

The free Weigh to go programme is a all in-one weight loss, health and fitness course. The weekly workshops  cover topics such as identifying hidden fats and sugars, alcohol within your diet or incorporating more physical activity into your daily routine.  Find out more here .

Lots more ideas on getting active for free include …

Get walking more with local route suggestions.


Try out the very popular NHS Couch to 5K programme.  This is a nine week support programme with clear steps set up with guides, weekly podcasts and an app to assist you reach your targets.


Strathclyde Parkrun is a weekly, free 5km timed run held on Saturday mornings at Strathclyde Country Park!



Jog Scotland offers free membership to local and fun jogging groups. The friendly jogging groups are perfect for people who want to get active for the first time, or more experienced runners who want to exercise in a sociable, supportive environment. Nobody is “too slow” to join Jog Scotland, and nobody gets left behind!

Find out about greenspaces activities near you.



Home workout videos for all levels of fitness you can do at home with no equipment.

Thinking of exploring a bit further


Check out some of our famous scenery  and culture on foot and by bike with the below guides

walk highlands for walking routes across Scotland.



sustrains for cycling routes across Scotland.



 British Cycling has info on free bikes rides to join in with.



Top tips for staying mentally fit shared by Owen O’Kane, NHS Mental Health Clinical Lead.