Physical activity

Adult Activities

StreetTT

StreetTT is a global community of street Table Tennis players that anyone can join.  The StreetTT app connects players in a worldwide street championship and provides the tools to come together around any table, free. It is a community-run platform, mobile and web app, that seeks to unite and grow the 1000+ players within the street table tennis community.

Simply download the StreetTT app and find an opponent to play table tennis.  Any player (16+) can create a free profile and submit their own match results, entering them into a global ranking of street players. Players can also win badges for achievements and activity.

To get involved, just scan the QR code below or on the table tennis tables at Hermit Road Recreation Ground, Central Park and Royal Victoria Gardens or turn up at one of the weekly coaching sessions:

Streettt qr code

  • Sundays, 1-2pm at Hermit Road Recreation Ground, Hermit Road, Plaistow E16 4JT
  • Sundays, 3-4pm at Central Park, High Street South, East Ham E6 6ET
  • Wednesdays, 5-6pm at Royal Victoria Gardens, Pier Road, Off Albert Road, North Woolwich E16 2NW

To find out more about StreetTT please visit: https://www.streettt.com/about 

Our Parks

Our NEW Our Parks timetable has launched! Free Back to Exercise, Box Fit, Abs, Tums and Thighs and Bootcamp sessions are taking place across the borough. So turn up, tone up and get fit for free!

How it works:

1. Join FREE at www.ourparks.org.uk

2. Select park or search by your location

3. Choose and book a class

4. Get fit for FREE

All classes are run by experienced qualified coaches and accessible for all ranges of abilities.

Timetable

Day Class Time Park
Monday Back to Exercise 6:30-7:30pm Canning Town Recreation Ground, Prince Regent Lane, Custom House, E16 3PB
Monday Back to Exercise 10-11am Plaistow Park, Greengate Street, Plaistow, E13 0BE
Tuesday Box Fit 10-11am Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, E6 6ET
Tuesday Abs, Bums and Thighs 6:30-7:30pm Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, Stratford, E15 4PT
Wednesday Box Fit 10-11am Canning Town Recreation Ground, Prince Regent Lane, Custom House, E16 3PB
Wednesday Abs, Bums and Thighs 6:30-7:30pm Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, E6 6ET
Friday Abs, Bums and Thighs 10-11am Plaistow Park, Greengate Street, Plaistow, E13 0BE
Saturday Bootcamp 10-11am Central Park, High Street South, East Ham, E6 6ET
Saturday Bootcamp 10-11am Stratford Park, West Ham Lane, Stratford, E15 4PT
Sunday Bootcamp 10-11am Plaistow Park, Greengate Street, Plaistow, E13 0BE

Our Parks are also running a range of fun online indoor activity sessions to help get you moving indoors. Including:

Couch to Fitness
A free 9-week Fitness programme aimed at all levels. Sessions are 30 minutes, with high, medium and low variations of each exercise. Parkers can work through the programme at their own speed.

Couch to Bhangra
This is a free 4-week online programme of bhangra style workouts, aimed at keeping physically active at home.

Couch to Family Fit
This is a free 4-week online programme aimed at keeping families physically active at home.

Verses Arthritis

Verses Arthritis
A 12 week exercise programme ‘Let’s Move with Leon’ for people with arthritis who want more movement in their lives.

Get Active, Get Healthy

Each community forum area is providing a number of activities online and face to face as part of their Get Active, Get Healthy Programme. To find out what’s going on in your area please contact:

Beckton & Royal Docks - CN.BecktonRoyalDocks@newham.gov.uk 
Custom House & Canning Town - Merdeen.wright-simpson@Newham.gov.uk 
East Ham - CN.EastHam@Newham.gov.uk 
Forest Gate - CN.ForestGate@newham.gov.uk
Green Street - fathema.rahaman@newham.gov.uk 
Manor Park - Annita.campbell@newham.gov.uk 
Plaistow - Joanna.Sniegucka@newham.gov.uk
Stratford & West Ham - CN.Stratfordwestham@newham.gov.uk 

Bikeworks

Cycling for Wellbeing. This is a cycling support group for people experiencing a wide range of health issues including those who are anxious, experiencing mental health challenges or who are socially isolated. The free 4 week programmes will take place on the Olympic Park and provide an opportunity to meet new friends, build confidence, learn new skills and feel the benefits of regular physical activity.

For more information or to book a place, please go to www.bikeworks.org.uk/cycleforwellbeing

All Ability Cycling Club

Drop-in cycling sessions designed for people with learning, physical and/or sensory disabilities to enjoy cycling using a range of adapted cycles, including single/tandem tricycles, side-by-side cycles for two or more people, wheelchair platform cycles and go-kart style recumbent cyclesNo booking needed.  Just turn up!

Day: Friday
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free
Venue: Central Park (by the café), E6 3AJ

For more information, please visit: www.bikeworks.org.uk/all-ability or contact Bikeworks at all.ability@bikeworks.org.uk / 0208 980 9778 option 3

Sporting Memories Club

Come along, listen, and share sporting memories with older sports fans, and take part in fun activities. Free Refreshments provided.
Day: Wednesday
Time: 10am-12noon
Age: 50+
Cost: Free
Venue: East Ham Library, 328 Barking Road, E6 2RT
To register of for more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506

Pan Disability Football

Day: Saturday (fortnightly)
Time: 10-11am
Age: Adults 16+
Cost: Free
Venue: Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow E13 8SD
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506

Beckton parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00am.
Cost: Free but you must register before you go along.
Venue: Beckton District Park South (meet at the Will Thorne Pavilion).
For more information, please visit: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/beckton/

Victoria Dock parkrun

A free, fun, and friendly weekly 5k community event. Walk, jog, run, volunteer or spectate – it's up to you!
Day: Saturday
Time: 9:00am
Venue: Victoria Dock, Siemens Brothers Way, London, E16 1GB.
Cost: Free but you must register before you go along.
For more information, please visit: https://www.parkrun.org.uk/victoriadock/

Inclusive Activity

Come and join our inclusive activity programme every Tuesday. Have fun, make friends and try new sports. Badminton, Boccia, Basketball, Tennis, Cricket, Hockey & more.
Day: Tuesday
Time: 10am-12noon
Age: 16+
Cost: Free
Venue: Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Lane, Plaistow E13 8SD
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506

Exercise Cards

If you’re spending more time at home, it can be hard to stay active. However, there’s no reason staying at home means staying still!

We have produced a set of exercise cards to keep you moving at home.

Exercise Cards(PDF)

Keep Fit, Stay Fit

Free weekly female only sessions including Circuit Training, Exercise to Music, Weight Management, BMI, Blood Pressure Checks, Health & Wellbeing Talks and Nutrition Advice. 
Day: Wednesdays
Time: 9:30am-12noon
Cost: Free
Venue: Jack Cornwell Community Centre,  Jack Cornwell St, London E12 5NN
To book or for more information, please contact info@p-a-l-a-c-e.com / 07795 064116

Walking Basketball for Over 55s

Day: Thursday
Time: 10-11am
Age: 55+
Cost: Free
Venue: Basketball Court, Jack Cornwell Street, Manor Park E12 5NN (Court is opposite the Jack Cornwell Community Centre)
Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/55PlusactivityNewham
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506

Men’s Walking Football for Over 55s

Day: Monday
Time: 10-11am
Age: 55+
Cost: Free
Venue: Newham Leisure Centre, 281 Prince Regent Lane E13 8SD
Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/55PlusactivityNewham    
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506

55+ Seated Yoga with Indira

Day: Friday
Time: 12:30-1:30pm
Age: 55+
Cost: Free
Venue: The Gate Library, Woodgrange Road, E7 0QH
Booking link: https://tinyurl.com/55PlusactivityNewham    
For more information, please contact Sports@activeNewham.org.uk / 07741 293506