Posted: 26 Jan 2017
Category: Area Guide
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Get fit in style, from al fresco swimming to reformer Pilates, kettlebells to mastering the crow.
Whether you’ve over-indulged this Christmas, vowed to get fit as part of your January resolutions or simply get a buzz out of exercise, we have the fitness guide for you. Here are the best places to kick-start your regime in the Royal Borough of Greenwich this year.
Dive into Charlton Lido
There’s nothing more invigorating than escaping the wintry weather and diving into an al fresco pool. Thankfully, you can do this on your doorstep. Charlton have a fantastic lido open all-year-round for all your swimming needs.
Address: Hornfair Park, Shooters Hill Road, Charlton, SE18 4LX
Price: Adults, £6; seniors, £3; juniors, £4; family ticket, £18. Swimming membership is also available.
Reform yourself with Pilates
Pilates is the perfect exercise if you’re looking for a strengthen core and toned body. It is also great if you’re looking to rehabilitate yourself after an injury. Pilates and Rehab offer a variety of classes, including mat work, reformer and pre-natal.
Address: 115A Trafalgar Road, SE10 9TX (reformer studio) and 81 Lassell Street, SE10 9PJ (mat work).
Price: Offers for new starters: first mat class, £10; first reformer class, £18. Classes can be purchased in bulk.
Get in shape with a personal trainer
If you need help with motivation and advice, then the Better Body Group provides fantastic personal training to help fulfill your health goals. You’ll be matched with a suitable trainer who will assist you with setting objectives, a tailored nutritional plan and training schedule.
Address: Blackheath Rugby Club, The Rectory Field, Charlton Road, SE3 8SR.
Price: Contact for prices.
Master the crow
If it’s flexibility, strength and an inner zen you’re after, then yoga is the exercise for you. Practice Yoga work with people of all ages and abilities to help achieve their aims, whether it’s improving posture, completing a marathon injury-free or recovering after childbirth.
Address: Brandram Road Community Centre, 25-33 Brandram Road, SE13 5RT.
Price: Admission free
Channel your inner Rocky
Boxing is well known to be one of the most effective exercises for getting into shape. It’s a full body workout that engages all muscles, and is found to increase stamina, strength and cardio. Gordon’s Gym has a great boxing area and its staff are always on hand to guide you.
Address: 29a Herbert Road, SE18 3SZ
Price: Variety of pay plans available, including three months membership for £75.
Everything under one roof
Better Gym, Woolwich, is a fantastic fitness destination if you’re looking for a little bit of everything. It offers a wide range of cardio and resistance machines, a large free weights area and a variety of fitness classes. Plus, you have the option to buy one of their affordable memberships or simply pay-as-you-go without a contract.
Address: 1 Macbean Street, Woolwich, SE18 6LW.
Price: Membership starts from £16 per month.
For night owls and early birds
Anytime Fitness is perfect for those of you who don’t like to be restricted by limited opening hours. It provides 24-hour health and fitness facilities in a non-intimidating workout environment. You’ll never have to wait for a treadmill again.
Address: Unit 1, Tesco Extra, Love Lane, Woolwich, SE18 6QT.
Price: £44.95 per month.
Push your limits
Are you looking for a challenge? Then this high intensity endurance workout is a fantastic option. Burn Fitness offer Outdoor Group Training on Blackheath to kick-start your health regime. Think kettlebells, balls, ropes and your own body weight.
Address: South Row, Blackheath Common, SE3.
Price: Various packages available.
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