Physical activity

Adult Activities

Our Parks

Working in partnership with Our Parks, we are providing free Back to Exercise and Beginners Bootcamp classes in 8 parks across the borough. So turn up, tone up and get fit for free!

Details of the sessions are below:

Day

Park

Time

Session

Monday

Central Park

09:30

Back to Exercise

Tuesday

Stratford Park

10:00

Back to Exercise

Wednesday

Plaistow Park

10:00

Back to Exercise

Friday

Canning Town Rec

09:30

Back to Exercise

Saturday

Memorial Park

10:00

Beginners Bootcamp

Saturday

Beckton District South

11:00

Beginners Bootcamp

Saturday

Plashet Park

09:00

Beginners Bootcamp

Saturday

Little Ilford Park

11:00

Beginners Bootcamp

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.

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 - [email protected] 
Custom House & Canning Town - [email protected] 
East Ham - [email protected] 
Forest Gate - [email protected]
Green Street - [email protected] 
Manor Park - [email protected] 
Plaistow - [email protected]
Stratford & West Ham - [email protected] 

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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected] / 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 [email protected] / 07795 064116