Health and Fitness Initiatives in the Highlands

Due to the health and financial burdens caused by CHD, the government has introduced a number of lifestyle initiatives to encourage and help Scottish people take preventative measures and improve their overall health status. We take a look at the two main initiatives that have been introduced in this article: Tain Royal Academy Community Complex (TRACC) and Race for Life.

Tain Royal Academy Community Complex (TRACC)

Tain Royal Academy Community Complex

Their goal is to actively promote the government’s health programme to encourage all community members to engage and take part in a diverse range of top quality leisure and learning experience’s so that they can significantly improve their own health and those around them.

TRACC offer enough activities to satisfy everyone in the family including: a pool and changing area, a well-equipped fitness suite, several halls, adult and children’s gyms, a pitch suitable for all weather, exercise classes. Fitness classes include: boxercise, circuits, body tone, indoor cycling, flexifit, kettlebells, metafit, otago and yoga

With a High Life membership you can access to various fitness, recreational and health opportunities at good leisure centres across the Highlands every day of the week.

Race for Life Inverness

Race for Life Inverness

Race for Life is a chain of charity based running events for women only to raise money for cancer research. The Inverness course is circular and flat, it starts and finishes at Bught Park. The initial part of the running course will take you all the way around the beautiful park with a view of the River Ness, prior to finishing the course via Ness Islands, a spectacular woodland. You will be taken over suspension bridges to complete the course. The course terrain is a mixture of woodland paths and roads. See the Race for Life website for more information.