New year, new fitness regime

new year, new you

With Christmas over and the days beginning to get longer, you may want to kick off the year with a new health and fitness routine at one of the many sports centres in Elephant and Castle.

The Castle Centre
Recently redeveloped and fully funded by Lendlease as part of the development of One, The Castle Centre now features a state-of-the-art gym, a purpose-built sports hall, a spa and swimming pools. Alongside these facilities, the sports centre offers an extensive range of group exercise classes as well as a creche and cafe.

If you’re looking to improve fitness, classes to try out include group indoor cycling, circuits and body attack. The centre also offers badminton, basketball and aqua aerobics, just to name a few. The Castle Centre, along with five other fitness centres, is also free to Southwark borough residents every weekend, giving you no excuses!  View the full list of activities here.

Where: 2 St Gabriel Walk, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6FG
Find out more: https://www.everyoneactive.com/centre/the-castle-centre/

Gymbox
Already into health and fitness? Then Gymbox may be the one for you. This cutting-edge gym, which houses ‘the most creative classes in London’, has a unique design and features a wide range of equipment to suit your exercise needs. To enhance fitness and wellbeing, members can take part in holistic retreat classes, featuring traditional pilates, paddleboard yoga and yoga for lifting.

Where: Unit 7, 38 New Kent Road, London SE1 6TJ
Find out more: https://gymbox.com/

At Your Beat
Celebrate your individuality at At Your Beat, a dance and fitness class rolled into one at The Castle Centre in Elephant and Castle. Find your own rhythm as you learn to dance and improve your fitness at the same time. The fun, fast and fiery choreography aims to inspire strong bodies and minds.

Where: 2 St Gabriel Walk, Elephant & Castle, London SE1 6FG
Find out more: https://www.atyourbeat.com/london

Burgess Parkrun
If you prefer to be outdoors and are on the hunt for some new running buddies, why not give the Burgess Parkrun a go? The run takes place every Saturday at 9am around Burgess Park in Camberwell. Even better, it is free to join once you are registered with Vitality parkrun. Runners of all levels are encouraged to take part – there’s even a group post-run coffee at Fowlds Cafe each week, which members are encouraged to join.

Where: 150 Albany Rd, London SE5 0AL
Find out more: http://www.parkrun.org.uk/burgess/

Silverfit
It can be hard to ease yourself back into exercise after some time off over Christmas, especially if you have been out of the fitness game for a while. Silverfit is designed for residents over the age of 45 to encourage them to participate and enjoy different forms of exercise. Take part in silver Tuesdays or Thursdays at the Academy of Sport near Elephant and Castle where you can choose from an indoor group gym session, indoor cycling, badminton or yoga. Find out how you can join Silverfit now.

Where: 100-116 London Road, London SE1 6LN
Find out more: http://www.silverfit.org.uk/