Happy Friday

Happy New Dreams, New Desires, New Ways, welcome to 2022 at Kippie.


Members Open Day

Spaces remain in our junior Squash session for 11- 14 years at 4 pm – 4.40 pm on Saturday 8th Jan. Contact Reception for booking information.

It’s going to be a cracker of a Saturday with so many of you having booked into classes and activities. As there will be fitness classes running back to back we have decided, due to social distancing, to reinstate the one-way system to gain access into studio 1. So, on arrival, please make your way around the back of the complex and enter via the fire exit. If you have booked into a class in studio 2 and a class is in progress we have created a waiting area in studio 3 (pilates). This will save any congestion in corridors.

After the success of the last gym challenge, PT Mike Skene has come up with a corker to start the new year! Fastest time to complete all of the above. Once you have completed the challenge mark your name and time on the leader board – good luck!

Trackman League

Golf Bullseye Game

Come and take part in Keils Bullseye Game on Saturday 8th January from 12noon. If a queue has formed please keep to the back of the fence with a 1 metre distance between your fellow member.

TrackMan’s drive to give golfers the very best experience is at the heart of a new competition that puts players against one another on the range.” The Golf Wire.

Give it a go! No booking is necessary just make your way to the Driving Range from 12 noon on the 8th Jan. You won’t be disappointed! All ages welcome.

COVID procedures

Due to the Omicron variant of COVID 19 the government has issued new regulations for indoor sports: under current COVID guidelines, the playing of squash outwith one household is not allowed up until the 17th of January. If restrictions are eased from this date our mini leagues will restart. Junior play is currently permitted.

It is imperative that you follow these guidelines before your visit to Kippie.

Please remember to scan the QR codes located at each location as a means to track and trace.

  • Please lateral flow test regularly, ideally prior to any visit to the Club. 
  • All members must either sign in via the track and trace QR codes or if visiting the sports complex scanning in via the door entry. 
  • Masks must be worn when moving around the Club. This includes between stations in the gym 
  • Please sanitise your hands and any equipment as you go. The Kippie team be redoubling their efforts and will be focusing on touch points throughout the Club. 
  • Please use the hand sanitisers and wipes provided. We will do our best to ensure that they are filled up, but in the unlikely event that you find one to be empty, please let a team member know immediately. 
  • When attending classes in Studio 1, we encourage you to use a one-way system in the equipment store. A Kippie team member will be on hand to offer assistance. 
  • We will be ensuring that the ventilation in the Lodge is adequate and therefore we may need to open more windows during busy times.  
  • If you experience any signs or symptoms of COVID-19, please do not visit the Club. 

The Club will be operating as normal in line with Government guidance and industry best practices.

Kippie’s Social Groups

The walking group are planning to start again this year on the first Friday of every month and these are the proposed walks for the year, more information to follow!

Feb 4th            Black Craig Round Aboyne/Glentanar

Mar 4th                 River Gairn Round taking in Tom Breac and An Creagan Hills

Apr 1st              Glentanar – Clachan Yell Round

May 6th            Inverey Round taking in Carn Na Moine, Carn Dearg and  Carn Liath hills

June 3rd               Cairn an Tuirc/Carn of Claise2 Munro’s possibly taking in Glas Maol

July 1st             Glas Tulchean Munro

Aug 5th             Carn Leuchan Water of TanarThe Month

Sept 2nd           Coreen Hills Circuit

Oct 7th             Glen Buchat and Geal Charn

Nov 4th            Pannanich HIllCarn Leuchan Round

Dec 2nd           Clachnaben Charr Bothy Round

Colleen Young is the co-ordinator for the walking group, please email her if you would like to join the group or to get more information colleenyoung@hotmail.co.uk

Physio Pilates

Spaces remain on the below Physio Pilates which will be restarting on Monday 12th January. Please contact Reception by email for further details or if you would like to book a space – reception@kippielodge.co.uk

Monday6.30pm – 7.15pmZoomCatherineBlock Dates – Mon 10th Jan – Mon 28th March  
No class 14th Feb. Cost – £66.00 (11 weeks)
Monday7.30pm – 8.15pmStudioCatherineBlock Dates – Mon 10th Jan – Mon 28th Mar 
No class 14th Feb. Cost – £66.00 (11 weeks)
Wednesday6.30pm – 7.15pmZoomAnnaBlock Dates – Wed 12th Jan – Wed 30th Mar 
No class 16th Feb. Cost – £66.00 (11 weeks) 
Wednesday7.30pm – 8.15pmStudioAnnaBlock Dates – Wed 12th Jan – Wed 30th Mar 
No class 16th Feb. Cost – £66.00 (11 weeks) 
Thursday11.45am – 12.30pmZoomJulieBlock Dates – Thurs 13th Nov –Thurs 31st Mar 
No class 16th Feb. Cost – £66.00 (11 weeks) 

The Lodge

First Carvery of 2022

Our first carvery of 2022 will take place on Sunday 23rd January so mark the date in your diary. We will be holding arts and crafts for the kids in the Balmoral Suite.

We look forward to seeing you there for some delicious food!

Health & Wellbeing

Hello Kippie Lodge members, hope you’ve had a lovely week!

Have YOU made any 2022 New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you feel as though you need help sticking to them?

Are you losing focus? Feeling overworked? Rundown? Anxious?

Starting your journey with the correct mindset can make the change more sustainable!

During the lazy period between Christmas and New Year I was reflecting a lot on my 2021 and my future ambitions for 2022. Having smaller goals along the way can be a great way to stay motivated and keep your eyes on the end target, I published a social media post this week on this very topic!

Don’t be a part of the whopping 64% of people who made New Year’s Resolutions for 2021 and dropped them within the first month of the year.

Whether you want to lose weight, grow your confidence, get over a crippling fear/phobia or increase focus, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy with Sam Luxford Therapy Solutions could be the answer for you!

If you check out my social media (@samluxfordtherapysolutions) you will find lots of information about my services and many testimonials.

You will also find information about my therapies on my website (www.samluxfordtherapy.com).

Get in touch if you think hypnotherapy is the answer for you, discounts available for Kippie Lodge members & NHS staff.

Kippie Competition

We have recently launched a new kids competition for local schools to get involved in and it’s going down a storm with over 9 local schools taking part! If your child would like to enter please send their drawing to Kippie or by scanning and emailing it to nickycaldwell@kippielodge.co.uk. Good luck!

Upcoming Events

January 2022
Jan 28
28 January 2022
Family Burns Evening

Come and join us for an evening of Scottish music, family quiz, pipers and address to the Haggis. Tickets are selling fast so call Events…

February 2022
Feb 03
03 February 2022
Adults Quiz Night

You wanted a tougher quiz - you got it! John Duncan is returning to Kippie to start his monthly quiz nights. Supper included. £12.50 per…

Feb 04
04 February 2022
Curry Buffet

Come along to our Curry night on Friday 4th February and enjoy a selection of curries from Thailand and India plus a glass of wine…

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Scott Donohoe


Started his journey in 2017 as a lifeguard. Over the years Scott progressed in to different disciplines including Les mills; RPM, Pump, Combat & Attack as well as Bootcamp and youth gym.

Come and join my for Monday RPM, Friday morning and evening RPM, Saturday Attack and Sunday Combat. For times see the timetable below.


Let’s start your new journey today

Body Attack™10.30-11.15Studio1 + Zoom
Body Combat™10.15-11.00Studio1 + Zoom

Mitchell Robb

ABS and Youth Activities

Mitch is 19 years old and recently passed his level 2 in sports coaching at college. Big Congrats to Him!
He is also currently studying for his Level 6 in Sports, Exercise and Science

Join him for Abs classes on a Monday night from 6pm to 6:30pm.
If your kids are budding Badminton players they can join Mitch between 2pm - 3pm in Studio 1.

"Hope to see you soon"

Body Attack™10.30-11.15Studio1 + Zoom
Body Combat™10.15-11.00Studio1 + Zoom


Aches & Pains Aqua

A fun session sprinkled with movement science. Exercising in a pool provides relief with pain and stiffness in the joints.

It is a great class if you are recovering from surgery or got arthritis.

You will be working at your own ability but quickly will see progression as the weeks progress.

The class takes place each week on Thursdays at 13.50 (1.50pm).

Go on, head to the pool and give it a try!

Body Attack™10.30-11.15Studio1 + Zoom
Body Combat™10.15-11.00Studio1 + Zoom

Main Menu

V = Vegetarian
GF = Gluten Free
VEG = Vegan

Sandwiches & Baked Potatoes


LutFIYA Saitbayeva

Latfiya has been covering fitness classes throughout Aberdeen since 2015 and we are delighted that she is taking four classes here at Kippie.

"I am super excited to be joining the Kippie team. My love for fitness has made me expand my training skills to include the latest techniques including Pilates and Power Pilates with which I am certified to work with. My workouts are all about precise and controlled movements while maintaining proper alignment. If you have never attended a strength or kettlebell class please do not feel you cant take part."

"Despite on the skill or difficulty level of any class I teach it will be suitable for every level as there are modifications always available,  just like every instructor I work with the client’s needs, to encourage them and always include.I provide options whether you are a pure beginner or advanced."


If you would like to discuss any of Latfiya’s classes before taking part please do not hesitate to contact her via Reception.

Body Attack™10.30-11.15Studio1 + Zoom
Body Combat™10.15-11.00Studio1 + Zoom

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