Get healthy with the Garioch Sports Centre

THE successful nationwide health initiative jogscotland has started a new group in Inverurie.

The first seven-week ‘Absolute Beginners’ programme will start on Monday, October 29, at 6.30pm. Sessions will also be held on Thursdays at 7pm.

The course is designed to help those who have never run before lead a more active and healthy lifestyle through walking, jogging or running. Participants will work through a structured programme tailored to their own ability. All sessions will be led by fully qualified local jog leaders.

The cost of the programme is £30, payable in advance at the Garioch Sports Centre, Burghmuir Drive, Inverurie, where the course will be based.

More experienced runners are also welcome to join the new Garioch Gazelles jogscotland for a group run on Mondays at 6.30pm and Thursdays at 7pm. The cost is £1 per session.

Garioch Sports Centre General Manager Stuart Gordon said, “We are delighted to be the home of the only jogscotland group in Inverurie. Garioch Gazelles jogscotland is fully affiliated to the phenomenally successful national jogscotland programme, and it’s fantastic that our local community will now be able to benefit from their tried and tested approach to getting active, one step at a time.”

For more information about the new jogscotland group or any of the training programmes, please visit or contact Lynn Naysmith at the Garioch Sports Centre on 01467 626141. For more information about jogscotland, please visit