Whether your idea of fitness is an intense gym session, competitive sports, or a scenic stroll in the park, there are plenty of ways to stay fit in and around East London. Nearby canals offer the perfect pathways for evening strolls, and you can hire bikes from the Westferry DLR train station by campus.
From parks to stadiums, East London has it all. The infamous Mile End Park is a place you will want to visit time and time again just to explore all it has to offer. The Ecology Park is home to an eye-catching lake complex and the Ecology Pavillion. Catch sight of water birds and insects as you take in the diverse range of wildlife calling the city home.
If you have energy to burn, then step inside the Mile End Park Leisure Centre and Stadium, home to a spacious gym with machines for cardio, strength, functional training, and a women’s only section. They host fitness classes for everyone ranging from the highly active boxfit to low-impact yoga sessions. For competitive students, you can book equipment from their sports hall to challenge friends to a game of badminton, basketball, fencing, and much more.
If you prefer to take the competition outside, the Poplar Recreation Ground is six minutes from campus and has spaces for basketball, netball, and tennis.
Whether you are looking for independent gym sessions or group fitness classes, you’ll find a range of great options close to campus. Take your pick from Virgin Active, the Popular Baths Recreation Centre, or the affordable 24/7 PureGym. Either way, you’ll never have to travel far to get fit. Plus, don’t forget to enquire about student discounts before you join.
Lastly, whether you’re a newbie or an experienced climber, the Canary Climbing Wall offers bouldering for all experience levels.
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