ActiveLife: More people, More Active, More Often!

Changes to ActiveLife from April 1st

ActiveLife, The Pickaquoy Centre Trust’s Orkney-wide membership scheme in partnership with Orkney Islands Council, has seen great levels of engagement in its first two years with 31% of Orkney residents now enjoying its benefits.

Following the completion of the two-year pilot in January 2019, a full review has been undertaken, including feedback from our current members.

The ethos of the scheme, to get ‘More People, More Active, More often’ remains the same, with the focus now on ensuring the membership continues to evolve and remain attractive to the wider community, is sustainable for the future and allows for reinvestment to enhance facilities and activities across the county. With this in mind there will be some changes to the scheme from April 1 2019.

An ActiveLife membership will continue to include unlimited access to 12 different sports and leisure venues across Orkney, and includes the following activities:

• Swimming
• Use of health suites – sauna, steam room and spa pool
• Group exercise classes – over 50 a week with something for everyone
• 50+ club activities
• Use of all gym, weights and exercise equipment across the facilities
• Racket sports – squash, badminton, short tennis, table tennis
• ‘Jungle World’ soft play
• Kids Inflatables sessions
• Athletics track
• Climbing Wall
• Bouldering Cave

As of April 1, there will be two new additions included within the membership, with a further exciting benefit available outwith Orkney to be announced in the next two weeks.

• Priority booking for events held at The Pickaquoy Centre to ActiveLife members
• A monthly prize draw for members with the winner receiving the following month of ActiveLife free!

Further changes to the scheme will include a price increase to the individual and family memberships:

• An individual membership will now be £22.50 per month
• A family membership will now be £32.50 per month

The ActiveIslands option for isles residents, and the Budget membership for those that qualify, will remain unchanged.

Over the last two years, the success of the scheme has enabled a number of positive changes at The Pickaquoy Centre and Orkney Islands Council facilities including:

• Extended gym opening hours at Picky and Stromness
• Earlier lane swimming at Picky
• Additional group exercise classes
• Additional children’s inflatables sessions
• Weekend gym opening at KGS
• Quick Ticket collection machines
• Additional family/accessible changing cubicles being installed at Picky

James Linklater, Managing Director of The Pickaquoy Centre, said: “The attached infographic shows what great value an individual or family can receive with their membership depending on what activities they choose to participate in – and as the slogan encourages, the ‘more often’ you use it, the greater value you gain in terms of your health and financially!

“We also want to remind people that, as a charitable trust, any surplus within our operating cost is reinvested back into the community we serve through enhancements of our programme of activities or refreshed equipment within the Picky Centre.

“Some of our aspirational initiatives for 2019/20 include the installation of family parking spaces, a refresh of our gym with updated equipment, a new indoor cycling concept as well as the continued challenge of providing an improved service to the Orkney-wide community.

“We would like to thank all of our customers for their ongoing support, it is greatly appreciated.”

Click here to find out more about ActiveLife.