Get Fit & Healthy for 2020

Visit East Lothian | Wednesday 8th January 2020 9:00am

Happy New Year to you all from Visit East Lothian!

Another decade has passed and like us, you may be thinking of ways to reach a healthier happier you in 2020.  There are lots of opportunities to help you achieve this in East Lothian.  Read on for some ideas to soothe your body and mind!


If you haven’t already tried Yoga, it’s a great way to reconnect with yourself.  Join a class or book a one to one session.  Here are just a couple of East Lothian ‘yogis’ for you to check out.

The Sacred Space

Bring your body and mind back into balance with Kundalini yoga.  Known as the ‘householder’s yoga’, it is practical but also very powerful.  It works quickly to give you grace, balance, strength and, most of all, the ability to remain calm, centered and clear through life’s challenges.  No experience necessary, a great practice for beginners.  Group and one to one sessions available.

Caroline Foster Yoga

A qualified physiotherapist, Caroline’s aim is to encourage as many people as possible to give yoga a try, especially the ones who think yoga is 'not for them'.  It is not about being bendy or stretchy.  It's about getting to know yourself better; your body, your mind & your emotions.  And once we get to know ourselves a little better, we can start to accept ourselves (and others) for who we really are.  It is really about happiness!

Reconnect to Self

Being connected to yourself, listening with awareness and living from this truth is a powerful way to be healthy and happy.  Reconnect to Self aims to help you achieve a level of health and happiness that will enhance your life and the world around you.  One to one sessions and classes are available in massage, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, Reiki, meditation & Kundalini yoga. 


CrossFit East Rocks is situated in Foxlake Adventures, Dunbar.  They offer fitness that is “broad, general and inclusive”.  Be prepared to pull, push, throw, swing, jump, run, row & skip in a never ending combination of ways.  It is a world class fitness programme focussing on getting you stronger, fitter and faster safely and in a way that will change your view of exercise.


Choose from a range of fitness classes for all levels at any of EnjoyLeisure’s sports centres.  If you are on holiday in East Lothian, you can purchase a week’s fitness membership pass and enjoy up to 8 consecutive day’s access.  EnjoyLeisure and enjoy swimming, fitness classes, gyms, sauna, steam rooms & jacuzzis.

Guided Walks

There are a series of events and walks for adults who are interested in learning more about the history and natural history of East Lothian throughout the year with East Lothian Council’s Countryside Ranger Service.  Get outdoors and discover the wonderful countryside on your doorstep with local experts.


Take the opportunity to step back from your everyday life and find connection to yourself, like-minded women and the outdoors.  Join WanderWomen on an adventurous journey, activities include; hiking, cooking over fire, yoga, meditation, wild swimming and camping.  You will leave refreshed, refocused and happy to be alive.

Upcoming events in East Lothian include Mam & Baby Wanders at Gosford Bothy & Align Yourself at Gullane Bents.


Maybe you were lucky enough to get a new bike from Santa!  If so, there are plenty of interesting cycle routes across East Lothian.  Whether you are looking for a gentle cycle or something more challenging, you’re sure to find a route to suit.  The Go East Lothian Trail is the perfect family outing taking in some stunning coastal scenery and attractions.  Other routes include quaint towns and villages with plenty of places to stop off to refuel or venture further afield into the Lammermuirs and enjoy spectacular views across the Firth of Forth.

If classes and group activities are not for you (or you weren’t lucky enough to get a bike) you can simply step outside, breath in the fresh air and go for a walk – guaranteed to do wonders for your wellbeing.  While you’re out, look for these winter flowering plants.  Gorse, easy to spot with it’s lovely yellow flowers and coconut smell.  Heliotrope, harder to spot with bright green, heart-shaped leaves and loose clumps of pink and white flowers along shady river banks and verges.  Aconite, with bright yellow flowers that resemble buttercups – but please don’t eat these, they’re very harmful!

Whatever you do, have fun on your journey!