Sports and Fitness

Click on the titles below to see details of a variety of fitness classes and sports.
Those listed first are held in Dirleton, and others are held nearby.

Qi Gong Classes at Dirleton Kirk Hall
Starting Monday 22nd August  in the Kirk Hall a new activity – Qi Gong.
The classes are being run by Suzi.
Qi Gong is a low-impact form of exercise which increases your energy and reduces your stress.
Qi (pronounced “Chi”) is energy, your own energy, your life force, and Gong means work or skill. Qi Gong is becoming skilful at managing your own energy – the good and the bad. Qi Gong engages both your mind and your body and can enrich your overall wellbeing. 
The first half of the class focuses on breath work and stretching, while the second half centres on low-impact, slow-motion, relaxing, fluid movement sequences (often called “the flow”). All the moves are performed standing and are suitable for every age and every level of physical fitness and flexibility. You do not need any special equipment or specific clothing to perform Qi Gong. All you need for a Qi Gong class is a (long sleeve) t-shirt or sweatshirt and track pants or leggings.  
The cost for the one hour class is £12.00
Bookings and payment need to be made via the website Qi Gong Booking Website
For further information see the Birning Brightly Website
Callanetics Class (Dirleton Kirk Hall)

Update for Autumn 2016.
The Callanetics class held in the Kirk Hall on Tuesdays from 7-8pm is full and has a waiting list.
Lucy White who takes the class will be considering the possibility of other classes, possibly in Dirleton.
The Callanetics Exercise Programme is aimed at all ages and body types, to create a visible difference in toning and shape in just hours by a series of exercises involving repetition of small muscular movements.


Pilates Classes and Studio Equipment (Haddington)

Maureen Evans has a studio at Opera Close, 22c Court Street, Haddington EH41 3JA offering Pilates Equipment with Reformer, Cadillac Ladder, Barrel and Pilates Chair and therapists offering Therapeutic Massage and Cranio-Sacral Therapy.
phone: 01620 248 861

Dirleton Bowling Club (Castle Gardens)

A club of about 20-30 bowlers who play regularly and have tournaments
Dirleton Bowling Club website

Outdoor Excercise Classes (Walled Garden Archerfield)

Outdoor Fitness Classes held by Vharri McMinn on Thursday mornings from 9.15 – 10.15
These are held in all weathers – by the pond if fine, or under the cycle sheds if not.

The cost is £35 for 8 sessions if prepaid, or £5 for a single pay-as-you-go session.

Contact Vharri initially to confirm
phone: 07971 606 131
facebook: Vharri McMinn

Gullane Gym
6D Hall Crescent, Gullane EH31 2HA
phone: 01620 843 945
open: Monday – Thursday 7.30am to 10pm, Friday 7.30am to 9pm, Saturday and Sunday 7.30am to 4pm
Exercise machines, weights, sauna and treatment room
Wide range of classes and fitness programmes
Flexible membership scheme
Day passes available
North Berwick Sports Centre

Grange Road, North Berwick EH39 4QS
phone: 01620 820 730
Large range of indoor sporting facilities
Swimming pool, squash courts, children’s trampolines, fitness classes, coached activity sessions, indoor bowling league

Fletcher's Cottage Spa (Archerfield House)
Archerfield, Dirleton, North Berwick EH39 4QS
phone: 01620 897 580
East Lothian Angling Association
Fish for brown trout, sea trout and salmon in the tranquil surroundings of East Lothian.
Their website has details about reporting river pollution and other issues.
Golfing around Dirleton

Golfers are definitely well catered for along East Lothian’s Golf Coast with its magnificent views across the Firth of Forth.
Dirleton is just down the road from iconic Muirfield and the three courses at Gullane. The Archerfield Estate has two private courses – Dirleton Links and Fidra Links.

Click on the links below for more information:
Visit East Lothian
The Renaissance Club at Archerfield
Dirleton and Fidra Links

East Lothian is a popular area for cyclists, being mostly flat but with great coastal and countryside views and a wealth of minor roads to explore.
Visit East Lothian has comprehensive details of cycling opportunities, organisations and facilites with several routes to download.
The Dirleton area is featured in the North Berwick Cicular route – click here for details.
Horse Riding

Horse riding is popular in East Lothian with opportunities for riding on some of the magnificent beaches, of which Seacliff stands out with its views of the Bass Rock and Tantallon Castle.
Visit East Lothian has more information on its website:


Muirfield Riding Therapy are a volunteer-led Centre, providing pioneering, life-changing equine therapy.

Their services are free, they make it a fun experience for all involved, and provide an opportunity to make new memories.

Based in East Lothian, they’re a member group of RDA UK. In 2019 they celebrated 30 years of service to the community. 2020 was the 10th anniversary of their partnership with NHS Lothian, The Children’s Therapeutic Riding Service.
Please visit their website: