Overcoming boundaries to exercise and activity 

The Active8 programme is a new project starting in September 2019 that aims to improve physical and mental health of the people in the Forth Valley area through the use of sport and physical activity while maintaining a focus on fun.

The project aims to provide the public of Forth Valley with a chance to improve their quality of their life through an introduction of enjoyable sports and activities, in addition we will ensure that each participant has a support network of similar peers to encourage and motivate though a 12-week program.

The Active8 program was created through a desire to motive and inspire adults within the Forth Valley Area 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 Forth Valley reported that more than 6,000* adults in Forth Valley are overweight which this program aims to play a part in addressing. 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 is a project that aims to reduce these statistics in the Forth Valley area initially, targeting both men and women aged 16 and above and help play a part in addressing this while having fun.

benifits of exercise

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.


Is it for you?

  • Have you lost touch with your sport or did you never find one in the first place?
  • Do you want to improve your physical and mental health?
  • Are you tired of being low on energy?
  • Is day to day life becoming a chore?
  • Are everyday chores becoming that bit more difficult leaving you breathless?
  • Would you want to join a programme with people of shared experience around sport?

We believe that there is an activity for everyone out there. Whether it be dancing, football, hill walking, swimming or athletics. We want to give you the chance to try new activities and sports at an introductory level to find something that can give you that sense of enjoyment while knowing you are working towards creating a better and more active lifestyle for yourself while being supported by a group of like-minded people to help you improve your own  quality of life. Additionally, participants in the project will be provided with a knowledge base that will help in relation to dietary and lifestyle choices going forward.

The project will consist of 4 groups as listed below, however clients may qualify for more than one group and will have the choice of which group they would like to participate.

4 groups




We are now taking preregistration for our 12 week Active8 programme, which is being run in Glasgow and Stirling once the Covid Lockdown has been lifted. If you are interested in participating then 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.

*limited space available


Project Funders:

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