|05/10/2016 14:42 Evening pool unavailability @ Xcite Livingston|
Due to the Learn 2 Swim Plus swimming lessons, operated on behalf of West Lothian Council, the swimming pool will be closed to the general public during the following week - Monday 17th October - Friday 21st October from 16:30 - 18:30.
Please note the swimming pool with remain closed on a Tuesday evening.
All other activities will be open as normal.
If you wish to use the pool you can visit any one of our other venues, see the full list here.
|29/09/2016 15:13 No joining fee 1-20 October!*|
Get the whole package @ Xcite – No Joining Fee*
We’re running a NO Joining Fee on Adult Memberships from 1-20 October 2016 so come along and choose Xcite and get the whole package!*
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 fully qualified experts, here to welcome you and take you through steps to getting you started, whatever your fitness level or experience.
As well as the gym Xcite offers you a fantastic range of activities that are included in your Membership! These can be taken from Day 1 of joining! Make sure you try them out so you can enjoy the WHOLE package!
You’ll have access to 10 Xcite Venues across West Lothian with no contract!
Download our 5 Step Guide to getting started in the GYM @ Xcite!
Memberships: Couple and Single Options: Peak - Off Peak - Over 60s - Student – Kids (N-R-G not included in offer)*
Xcite Team - fitness professionals!
9 Gyms - fully equipped! Gym Programmes, Reviews & Xcite Options!
18 Fitness Studios - over 400 classes per week*
4 x 25m Swimming Pools
2 Leisure Pools -1 with flumes!
5 Teaching/Baby Pools
6 Poolside Sauna & Steam Rooms
33 Indoor Racquet Courts - Badminton, Tennis, Short Tennis & Table Tennis!
2 Outdoor Tennis Courts
2 Squash Courts
9 Hole Golf Course
6 SpaceBugs Soft Play - with supervised sessions!**
Outdoor & Indoor Football Pitches**
3 Cafés - Healthy Living Awarded and Costa Coffee**
Easy to get to by public transport**
* No joining Fee Offer only available Saturday 1 - Thursday 20 October 2016 and applies to Adult memberships only. Offer available online or at any Xcite venue. Kids N-R-G Membership is not included in this offer. No Joining Fee does not relate to any membership subscription payments. When joining you will be required to pay upfront your 1st month usage or days up to the first direct debit payment date. Terms and conditions apply. **Activities are not included in any Adult Membership option.
|29/09/2016 08:21 Silver Sunday Event|
West Lothian residents aged 65 years and over attended a free Silver Sunday event on 25 September at the Hilcroft Hotel in Whitburn. The successful event organised by Xcite Ageing Well “changing lifestyles project” was to mark the national Silver Sunday event this coming Sunday 2 October. Silver Sunday is an annual day of fun and free activities for older people across the UK led by The Sir Simon Milton Foundation.
Over 144 people attended the event which featured information stalls from Council Information Services, McMillan, Food train, Carers of West Lothian, Craigshill Good neighbour network, Alzheimer’s Scotland, Police, Fire authority, Handi Cabs and West Lothian 50+ Network. Xcite’s Ageing Well Coordinator, Avril Clerkson, delivered a seated exercise taster session before Rovin Productions performed a two hour Variety Show to entertain the group who thoroughly enjoyed the whole day!
The day was appreciated by all who were there, with many of highlighting the usefulness of the information from the stalls and how much they all enjoyed the afternoon.
“Nice afternoon out and very helpful to know the services available in West Lothian”
“Excellent afternoon, loved the seated exercise, so much fun with great information stalls and the entertainment was fabulous”
“Great Afternoon, Never seen so many happy people in one room”
Avril Clerkson, Xcite's Ageing Well Coordinator, who organised the day for West Lothian said : "The aim of Silver Sunday is to celebrate the value and knowledge older people contribute to our community whilst combating loneliness and isolation. It is a great opportunity to become more active, have fun, try new activities, socialise and meet new people. We would like to thank everyone for attending and special thanks to the organisations who provided stalls throughout the day. Also to thank Age Scotland and the Hilcroft Hotel for sponsoring the event. At Xcite we offer a great range of activities for this age group within our venues as well as within the local community, from Dancing to Walking Football. We hope that the event also raised awareness of the activities available.
For information about Xcite’s Ageing Well Project and there activities available throughout the year please visit: www.westlothianleisure.com/xcite/fitness/ageing-well
|29/09/2016 14:56 October Holiday Programme NOW AVAILABLE!|
The October 2016 Holiday Programme is available to download now!
Entertain your kids this holiday with lots of fun activities across a number of Xcite venues from swimming and teentone sessions to bouncy castles and our spooky Halloween party! Book from the 10th of October.
|26/09/2016 12:09 NEW Les Mills Routines!|
There are new Les Mills workout routines for you to try with new music starting this week @ all Xcite Venues from Body Pump to SPRINT! Many of our other class routines have also been updated to keep your workouts fresh so you are always challenging yourself.
Come along and try one: https://www.westlothianleisure.com/xcite/fitness/xcite-fitness-classes.html
|12/09/2016 14:43 My Xcite - Download the App NOW!|
Track your fitness progress, save your workouts and monitor your fitness goals! You can be active at home, at work, in the gym, in the pool, in the garden, or playing with the kid. With the ‘My Xcite’ app you can measure ALL of your daily activity! This new, free app records all your workouts at Xcite gyms, automatically updating with your Technogym Key system data (your own key with specific gym programme and result details), and you can add in other indoor and outdoor activities as you go, including housework and mowing the lawn!
Measured by ‘MOVES’ the scores are independent of body weight so they are a more effective way of comparing your activity levels to those of your friends. Via the app you can access your activity data, see your results and review your progress. My Xcite also links to Fitbit, Strava, Mapmyrun, Garmin, Myfitnesspal, Polar, Swimtag and more health apps allowing you to access all your lifestyle data in the one place, especially if you like to crunch the numbers!
To download My Xcite:
Download directly via your App Store on your Apple device.
My Xcite app is also available for Android on Google Play.
|08/09/2016 00:00 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
|08/09/2016 00:00 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.
Xcite Swim is available at 6 venues across West Lothian, with 20 - 25 metre pools as well as Teaching Pools for young kids to learn to swim. Swimming is an excellent activity that can be shared with family and friends. Not only is it a brilliant way to tone up and burn calories, but can be used as a gentle, safe exercise for those starting out, recovering from injury or during pregnancy.
Thousands of kids learn to swim with Xcite Swim each year! Our Learn to Swim Programme has proved successful, with a range of lessons from Adult & Baby to Improvers. Adult classes are also available, so it’s never too late to learn!
Swim 4 Fitness allows swimmers to enjoy designated time for lane swimming so that you can improve your swimming skills and fitness.
Benefits of Swimming
- It is a lifetime sporting activity - from Baby to Over 60's
- A lifesaving skill
- Swimming is great for your heart and helps to improve circulation as your heart works to pump blood around your whole body
- An all over body toning exercise
- It is a low impact exercise (as water takes your weight)
- Can be taken by women during pregnancy, or people who have mobility problems or want to protect their joints due to low impact
- It is good for your lungs, longer breaths helps boost the lungs
- A great calorie burn - 30mins at a good pace can burn 200 calories
- Resistance of the water can make you work harder than an activity on land
Benefits of Swimming @ Xcite
- 6 local swimming pools in West Lothian Area
- Qualified Lifeguards and qualified First Aiders
- Teaching Pools for beginners and babies
- Successful Learn to Swim Programme (ASA affiliated)
- Poolside Saunas and Steam Rooms to relax in after your swim
- Aquafit Fitness Classes
- Swim 4 Fitness, lane swimming sessions
- Kids Water Activity Sports from inflatables to Jet Skis
- Pool Hoists available