Health, Lifestyle and Exercise


ANGUSalive offers residents and visitors to Angus a wealth of services which inspire healthy, active and creative lifestyle choices through the use of our sports centres, country parks, theatres and venues, museums, galleries, archives and libraries.

Find out more about ANGUSalive on their website.

Parkrun Events

A Free, weekly 5k events for all ages from 4+, every Saturday morning 9.30am, in areas of open space

  • Some areas have 2k junior parkruns for 4-14 year olds and their families on Sunday mornings (the closest are Dundee and Aberdeen - see for details).
  • There are over 750 locations in UK
  • It is organised by local volunteer teams (usually people like you and me)
  • Not races: walk, run, jog, volunteer or spectate
  • Taking part is easy: register once on the parkrun website ( for Montrose, print off your personal barcode and head down to your local event, there are also local Parkruns in Stonehaven and Dundee, if these are closer.
  • Parkrun is open to everyone, including those who are inactive, have health conditions or disabilities

Parkrun Flyer (English)

Parkrun Flyer (Polish)

Whether people want to improve fitness, make new friends, cope with health problems, learn new skills or simply be outside with others, parkrun has a positive impact on health and wellbeing and changes lives.

Parkrun is great for

  • improving health and wellbeing through physical activity, including volunteering?
  • opportunities to socialise, make friends and be part of a welcoming, supportive community?
  • activities that are free, outdoors and accessible to all

Hopefully by now you have all signed up, and are wondering where Parkrun is:

Where is it? - The event takes place at Roselea Football Club, Broomfield Road, Montrose DD10 8TZ.

When is it? - Every Saturday at 9:30am.

If anyone wishes any details on other Parkruns, please do not hesitate to contact me.

And the best bit is

Every week some runners, volunteers and spectators grab a post parkrun coffee at Charleton Fruit Farm, Charleton Park, Montrose DD10 9EW (seasonal) - who doesn't love their strawberry tarts!!!!

Thank you ... Wendy

Additional Info

Parkrun Presentation

Parkrun Video

Parkrun Practice 500

Exercise - Are You Getting the Right Dose

Smoking Cessation

Wanting to stop smoking?

Easily accessible support is available at NHS Inform.

Weight Management

Healthy lifestyle information and advice is available from your GP practice, community pharmacies and healthy working lives advisors.
Winning Weigh groups is an interactive, friendly and fun-filled healthy lifestyle weight management programme for anyone that needs to lose some weight. The groups are run by trained staff at various locations throughout Angus, and there is also ongoing support. For further details or to book a place tel: 01356 665141.

Be Active, Live Well

An active lifestyle can improve your sense of well-being and help you live better with a longterm condition. Exercise can also:

Reduce blood pressure and improve circulation
Help with better sleep and improve stamina
Reduce stress and lessen anxiety, reduce depression
Lower cholesterol and assist in weight control
Strengthen bones and increase flexibility

Angus Council Leisure Services run a variety of exercise opportunities. Go to for more information or telephone Montrose Sports Centre on 01674 662666.

Dorothy Dobson

Large groups of people 'around 60' who exercise together, enjoyably and safely. There is 45 minutes of rhythmical, mobilising exercise using all types of music to help tone, stretch and slacken. Classes are available in Arbroath, Brechin, Forfar and Montrose. For more information Tel: 01382 221953.

Tai Chi

Tai Chi provides a moderate intensity aerobic workout for the netire body, taught as a sequence of moves or postures. The effect is to strengthen and exercise every part of the body. Tai Chi also has a soothing effect on the mind. It is suitable for people of all ages and all levels of fitness and mobility. For more information contact: Angus Tai Chi Academy on 0754 4621321 or email or visit

'Steps Tay Health' Walking Groups

Health walks are designed for individuals interested in becoming more active and meeting new people. A health walk consists of a short, 30 minutes walk around a planned route, in a small group led by a trained, experienced volunteer Walk Leader. Participants can choose their own pace, the walks are suitable for all ability levels. There are walking groups in Forfar, Carnoustie, Arbroath and Letham. For more information contact 01307 476495 or email