Active8 Glasgow North

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Overcoming boundaries to exercise and activity


*Do you live in Maryhill, Summerston or surrounding areas in the North of Glasgow, don’t miss out, get signed up today to start your journey*

The Active8 programme is a project that aims to improve physical and mental health of the people in Scotland through the use of sport and physical activity while maintaining a focus on fun.

The project aims to provide participants with a chance to improve their quality of their life’s through an introduction of enjoyable sports and activities completely free of charge, in addition we will ensure that each participant has a support network of similar peers to encourage and motivate though a 16-week programme.

Our Active8 Glasgow North programme is offering the opportunity for 20 families and 10 adults (over the age of 18) living in Summerston, Maryhill or surrounding area’s the chance to improve their health and wellbeing together by becoming more active at home. Each participant will receive weekly online activity sessions that are fun and tailored to every individual led by our qualified instructors.

What’s included:

  • 8 weekly activity sessions delivered online by your own activity instructor at a time suited to you. All sessions will be personalised to your needs and wants.
  • 4 drop-in sessions offering you the chance to meet other individuals on the program and participate as part of the activity group sessions.
  • All participants will receive wellbeing and health guidance supported by nutritional advice.

*During this difficult period dealing with Covid, our highly trained staff will be delivering  straight to you and your family once a week over video calls so everything you need just one click away

The Active8 program was created through a desire to motive and inspire adults and children throughout Scotland to become more active in their day to day life.

Exercise is one of the best ways to improve not only your physical health but also your mental state of mind. By enhancing your personal fitness levels, you can decrease the risks of health problems relating to depression, anxiety, heart problems, and cancer.

NHS UK in 2019 identified that obesity is a widespread challenge in the UK that is approximately affecting 1 in every 4 adults and 1 in every 5 children aged 10-11.

Public Health Scotland reported that citizens living within a lower socio-economic zone are more likely to be associated with greater levels of obesity. Predominantly women and children living within areas of deprivation are affected by more severe obesity. Adults living within the most disadvantaged areas are 12% more likely to be obese compared to those living in the least deprived areas (Health Scotland, 2019).

The Scottish Government are acting on a strategy to tackle childhood obesity which includes reducing the amount of promotions for food that are high in fat, sugar, and salt. They also want to support the younger generation and their families to achieve a healthy weight (Government Scotland 2018).

For example, NHS Forth Valley reported that more than 6,000* adults in Forth Valley were overweight which we tried to assist in 2019 and 2020 with the creation of our Active8 Forth Valley centre which aimed to play a part by supporting over 60 clients weekly over the course of 4 months completely free of charge .

The most recent Scottish Government reports outline that 65% of the public in Scotland over the age of 16 were overweight and a further 29% were seen as obese*. Active8 Summerston is a project that aims to play a part in reducing obesity within the North Glasgow area for adults and children, while having fun.

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How do I know my BMI – BMI Calculator

The BMI (Body Mass Index) is used by the medical profession to quickly and simply determine a person’s weight in regard to their height. From a straight forward calculation, the BMI factor can be gained and gives a measure which can be used to determine if a person is underweight, of normal weight, overweight or obese

The Body Mass Index (BMI) is a person’s weight, divided by their height, to determine whether an individual has the correct weight for their height. Taking your BMI score you are able to see where you sit regarding the BMI Category.

BMI Score

(Body Mass Index)

BMI Category

(Weight Scale)

18.5 or less Underweight
18.5 to less than 25 Healthy Weight
25 to less than 30 Overweight
30 to less than 40 Obese
40 or more Morbidly Obese

To find out exactly where you fit into this please see the table below to get an accurate understanding of your current situation.


Who can apply for Active8 Summerston? You need to:

  • Live in Summerston or the surrounding areas
  • Want to improve you physical and mental health
  • Would like to lose/manage your weigh
  • Have a desire to improve your quality of life

We believe that there is an activity for everyone out there. Although these are unprecedented times, we want to give you something that can give you that sense of enjoyment while knowing you are working towards creating a better and more active lifestyle for yourself and your child while being supported by a group of like-minded people to encourage you along the way.



You can register now for the Active8 programme! If you are interested in participating them simply fill in the information required below to guarantee a space and we will be in touch within one working week with more information and can answer any questions that you may have.

Additionally, if you would like to secure your space on the Active8 Summerston Program or chat to us about it, please contact us through any of the following sources:

Facebook: @FairplayFoundation     Twitter: @FairPlayFound          Instagram: @fairplayfoundation

Email:         Telephone: 0141 319 8927

*limited space available

Project Funders:

AWARD4ALL CORRA        1280px-Baillie_Gifford_logo.svg

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