Train your body and mind this Christmas, courtesy of Live Borders

Anyone missing gym classes this festive season due to tier four restrictions need not worry.

By Kevin Janiak
Thursday, 24th December 2020, 10:31 am
Live Borders is offering free online gym classes to all this festive season.
Live Borders is offering free online gym classes to all this festive season.

Live Borders, the region’s leisure, sport and cultual trust, has been preparing for this eventuality and is offering a series of free online classes, such as Body Burn, Abs and Core and Boxing Fitness, from Sunday, December 27.

So, it seems there’s no excuse not to carry out your New Year Resolutions this time around.

While nearly all facilities will have to close under level four restrictions, some limited services are permitted under strict guidelines.

While no new bookings can be accommodated, Live Borders will be supporting with some existing club bookings to continue their outdoor training sessions both on track and at the 3G Arena in Galashiels

The trust will also continue phone support for those already benefitting from Connecting Scotland digital devices, as well as the one-to-one support that Live Borders library staff will be providing to those already using their device to access library and other digital services.

Live Borders E-library services will be available throughout the Level 4 restrictions and details for these fantastic services can be found here.

Live Borders chief executive officer Ewan Jackson said: “The implications of Level Four restrictions for all Live Borders staff and customers is significant and clearly, although there is never a good time, the closures being announced just before the festive break is particularly difficult for everybody.

“This whole year has been a difficult and challenging one for us all and we recognise that we will likely be realising the impact of the pandemic for some time to come.

“We hope that the offer of free online classes, and continued support through our digital offering can help people keep active and feel connected.

“If you know of anyone who could benefit from the loan of a digital device they can contact us at [email protected]

“Numbers of devices is limited, but we would be happy to hear from anyone interested to learn more.

“On the week commencing January 11, we expect the first minister to review restriction levels and, clearly, we hope that the Scottish Borders is placed in a lower level.

“As soon as we know what level we will be placed in, we will quickly review our operations and update on restarting with you.”