|09/02/2016 16:22 Xcite Linlithgow is Finished!|
Xcite Linlithgow reopens fully on Saturday 13 February after undergoing exciting development and extension. There have been substantial improvements, additions and upgrades to the venue’s layout and facilities over the last 12 months. These include:
• A New Gym Area - over double the size of the previous gym.
Xcite Linlithgow opened its doors 20 years ago and has been an important part of the community ever since. Locals have enjoyed the fitness, swimming, leisure and family-friendly facilities and have watched the site evolve over the years. Familiar faces of staff and customers over two decades are testament to the venue, and its people, providing an important place at the heart of Linlithgow’s local community, new and old.
The extension adds to the existing Leisure Pool, with Sauna and Steam Rooms and Sports facilities. Come along, take a tour, and check out what’s shiny and new at this fantastic facility. The Xcite team is on hand to help you whatever your goals and aims are.
Xcite Linlithgow is celebrating 20 years with a nineties-themed ‘Mad for It’ Weekend of free activities for kids and adults on 27 and 28 February, so come along and have a go if you think you’re hard enough! More details coming soon...
|09/02/2016 15:43 Pool Availability|
Xcite will be holding Early Years Swimming Lessons for 7 weeks starting Wednesday 10 February until 30 March.
Pools at the following venues and times may be unavailable:
Xcite Armadale T:01501 229200
Xcite Bathgate T:01506 237910
Xcite Broxburn Pool T:01506 237930
Xcite Livingston T:01506 237960
Xcite Whitburn T:01501 229210
Please contact reception at your chosen venue for further information.
|03/02/2016 09:07 Health and Fitness During and After Cancer Treatment|
Physical activity can be an important part of recovery during and after cancer treatment. Staying active can help with reduction of tiredness and fatigue, improvement of mental wellbeing, strengthening of muscles, bones and joints, and can reduce the risk of other health problems.
Here are some tips on how to stay active during and after cancer treatment from the Xcite Health and Wellbeing Team.
1. Being active does not mean it has to be intense - begin slowly - short walks, gardening or general housework is a great start.
2. Try short periods of exercise with frequent rest breaks - listen to your body - you will still feel a benefit.
3. As you gain strength, choose an activity you enjoy - this will help you stay motivated.
4. Recognise and reward your achievements.
(Please consult your GP before engaging in an exercise program)
Xcite provides a cancer rehabilitation class every Tuesday 1.30pm-2.30pm (Referral by your Health Professional only)
For more details please call the Xcite Health & Wellbeing team on 01506 237950.
|02/02/2016 14:10 Heart Health|
February is National Heart Month and Xcite can help keep your heart healthy with tips and advice on healthy eating and exercise.
We offer functional testing to find out your cardiovascular fitness level and our gym team is always on hand to advise and recommend the best equipment and exercises for your health and fitness goals.
If you need a little extra guidance, come to one of our fitness classes. Aquafit uses water resistance to improve cardiovascular fitness and our classes are suitable for all ages and abilities. EasyLine Circuits use a mix of resistance machines and step exercises to help improve overall fitness and benefit the heart and lungs.
Eating well is just as important as exercising for heart health and our Eat Xcite Guide is full of tips and guidance on eating healthily.
80% of all cardiovascular disease is predominantly due to lifestyle choices and risk factors such as high levels of fat and sugar in the blood can be reduced by healthier eating and increased physical activity.
For more guidance on heart health, speak to a member of the Xcite Gym Team or contact our Health and Wellbeing Team on 01506 237950.
|21/01/2016 14:20 Top Tips: Exercise for Mental Health and Wellbeing|
Everyone knows that exercise is good for the body. Not everyone knows that exercise is also one of the most effective ways to improve your mental health and wellbeing i.e. higher self-esteem, more energy, a sense of achievement, reduced stress and improved self-confidence.
Here are some top tips from Xcite Health and Wellbeing Consultant, Nicola. Activity should:
1. Be enjoyable – we offer a range of activities, try different things. You are more likely to keep it up if you enjoy it!
2. Give you a sense of control over your life – It is your choice to exercise, make it part of your day to day routine, try not to feel like it’s something you have to do. The sense that you are looking after yourself can be a great feeling.
3. Be shared – the companionship and camaraderie will help you maintain motivation and helps benefit social connectedness.
Join Xcite for only £20 this month and enjoy access to our feel good fitness facilities. £20 includes joining fee, gym induction and first payment - pay nothing else until March! Full details here: http://www.westlothianleisure.com/xcite/news/2015-12-29-15-25-41.html
|13/01/2016 12:01 Coming Soon @ Xcite Linlithgow|
New Changing Room, Kids Studio & Spin Studio Coming Soon @ Xcite Linlithgow!
|08/12/2015 10:47 Have You Got The Xcite Factor? Join Our Team|
Have you got the Xcite factor? Check out the latest job opportunities with Xcite and join our team.
At Xcite we aim to enhance the community’s quality of life! The Xcite Team is on hand to encourage, motivate and support our customers. As part of the team you'll be able to deliver the best services to customers so they leave Xcite with the feel good factor!
If you believe you can make a real difference to people's health, happiness and wellness within West Lothian we want to hear from you! We’re always evolving and training our staff on an ongoing basis.
Be part of the Xcite Team and flourish in a rewarding and enjoyable environment. Read more about our current opportunities and the benefits of joining the Xcite team here: http://www.westlothianleisure.com/xcite/recruitment/recruitment.html
|19/09/2015 12:45 Follow us on Twitter and Instagram!|
Stay connected @XciteLeisure!
Get our latest news, tips and find out what's happening at Xcite - more than just a GYM! We’re now on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. Get following @XciteLeisure and spread the word about your own health & fitness achievements!
If you want to give us feedback on how we are doing don't hesitate to speak directly to a member of the Xcite Team or alternatively fill out our Contact Us Form and we'll be in touch.
Gym - Getting Started
Going to the gym for the first time can be daunting. There really is no need to worry or be nervous. The Xcite Team are here to welcome you and take you through steps to get you started, whatever your fitness level or experience.
Before you can use any of our Gyms you will be required to complete an induction - Xcite Welcome!
This is your 1st appointment at the Gym. Your Gym Instructor will take you through a 30mins 1-2-1 session to get you started in the gym confidently. You'll be shown how to use the equipment safely and effectively and discuss your fitness goals. Xcite Welcome is included in our Membership package.
Even if you are an experienced Gym user or a previous member you will be required to complete this 30mins session.
It is a great opportunity to have 1-2-1 time with an experienced Fitness Professional. Whatever your fitness level or gym experience you'll be able to discuss your aims and goals and get advise and tips from your Gym Instructor.
After completing your Welcome session you can opt to choose further options to enhance your technique, knowledge, and experience as well as varing types of equipment you use in the gym. These are all 30mins sessions.
Your programme will be saved onto your Technogym KEY, which will automatical start the equipment with your workout settings, as well show you what kit to use and record your results and progress at each visit.
You can also view your results online and add other activities. Ask your Gym Instructor for more details.
Xcite Welcome Plus
Extra help with the equipment and technique.
Set goals and a personallised programme.
Xcite Programme Review
Assess results and update programme. We recommend you book a Review every 6 weeks to update your programme so you continue to get results.
Focus on individual areas within the gym. For more details click here.
- Free Weights
- Functional Training
- Core Training
Please ask your Gym Instructor for more details and options. These sessions can be booked at reception or online excluding Xcite Options. Please book your Xcite Options with your Gym Instructor.
If you are a member or have previously been a member @ Xcite you will need your Login Details to book online. Please complete the following form to receive your login details http://www.westlothianleisure.com/contact/book-online/registerforonlinebookings.html
Remember our Gym Instructors are always on hand in the gym to answer any queries you may have at any time.
New members receive a FREE starter pack when they join Includes: Bag, Water Bottle, Towel & Ear phones!