Classes are up and running for the inspired

Sport development officer Kat Heron (left) helps launch the scheme
Sport development officer Kat Heron (left) helps launch the scheme

If the athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games have inspired you to lose weight, tone up and get active, then you’re in luck.

A series of jogging classes have just been launched at a number of venues across North Lanarkshire.

Classes are up and running at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility and Strathclyde Park, as well as at

Tryst Sports Centre and Broadwood Leisure Centre in Cumbernauld; Iain Nicholson Centre, Chryston; Airdrie Leisure Centre, and Lochview Family Golf centre, Coatbridge.

The classes are run by North Lanarkshire Leisure, in partnership with jogscotland, and are advertised as being a great way to ‘take up a different hobby, meet new people, get in shape and lose weight all at the same time’.

Kat Heron, sport development officer, said: “Many people are put off this most simple form of exercise because they feel foolish, vulnerable or are just plain bored jogging on their own, however within the support of a group the activity takes on a whole new complexion of enjoyment and achievement.

“This adult jogging programme provides great motivation and can simultaneously help weight loss, stress relief and promote muscle tone whilst being a simple, fun, effective and social form of exercise.

“The sessions are open to all from total newcomers to lapsed joggers young and old.”

To find out more, email Kat at kat.heron@nlleisure.com or visit www.nlleisure.co.uk.

North Lanarkshire Leisure is responsible for a range of sports facilities and events, such as 12 sport and leisure centres, two golf courses and a driving range, eight pools, 66 sports pitch pavilions and 170 sports pitches.

It also operates a membership scheme.

In addition, it provides ‘fitness motivators’ in schools and runs Kids NL and Activ8 Gyms for youngsters.

For more informationon the jogging classes, visit NLL