Our older adult programme has a reputation of delivering high quality, enjoyable and worthwhile courses for our older customers.
Our ActiveAge programme is for those 55 and over, and encapsulates the best components from our main programme and tailors it specifically to the needs of participants. Participants are encouraged to work at your own pace - making the sessions as strenuous or easy as you wish, to achieve the numerous positive health benefits from exercising on a regular basis.
Our programme is also known for it’s great social side - at the end of each exercise session there is the opportunity for ‘tea and a chat’ with fellow members. You are also invited to attend a number of excursions and lunches organised throughout the year. Information regarding individual trips is given out during courses.
What do you get for your ActiveAge membership?
Our ActiveAge course is low impact for the older adult with a combination of aerobics and muscle conditioning. It is suitable for all levels of participant. The programme is delivered across both our facilities - as an ActiveAge member you can choose to attend either or both facilities. Currently our Stevenson building programme is offered on a drop-in basis pay as you go and our Garscube programme is offered as a pre-enrolled course over 8 weeks. For details of either, contact Reception at our facilities.
Garscube Sports Complex is the home of outdoor sport at the University of Glasgow. When our facilities are not being used for University club sport training or matches it is available for hire from external customers.
Our facilities have become very popular over the last few years with many professional and corporate organisations and clubs choosing to hire our facilities for:
one off sporting events/ tournaments
pre-season training/ tours
residential training and development camps (for adults and children)
club training base
The main reasons for this being:
private and secure environment
high standards of our facilities (changing rooms, fitness suite, exercise studio and meeting room facilities)
quality of surface on our grass pitches (6 in total)
friendly welcome and assistance from the staff at all times
continuous support and assistance from the ground staff
assistance with all planning and preparation and assurance of smooth running of any type of event. We offer facilities and equipment, changing rooms, on-site parking, social area and a committee/meeting room.
food, refreshments and accommodation can also be arranged through the University