Celebrate the London Olympics at Waltham Forest Libraries.
Become a Waltham Forest Olympic athlete in our Summer Try-Athlon.
Visit one of our local libraries and try an activity, meet a health and fitness trainer, be inspired to take up a sporting activity, cultivate a healthy eating habit, or just become fitter as part of your daily lifestyle. FREE
activities including :
Challenge New Zealand
Help us ride the 11682 miles from Waltham Forest to New Zealand and receive a free guest pass for use at any Better leisure centres in Waltham Forest
Static bikes are located at 6 of our libraries. Just pop in, jump on the bike, cycle as far as you can on 60 in seconds, then record your distance on the record sheet.
Enter as many times as you like to help your library take the gold, silver or bronze medal. It’s simple!
Look out for weekly updates of the total distance cycled at your local library. Final results will be announced on 11th September.
Everyone who participates in the challenge will receive a free guest pass worth £10.00 which can be redeemed against any sporting activity including the gym, swimming or racket sport and Better leisure centres.
for a full list of Better Leisure Centres in Waltham Forest
Full instructions and terms of entry are available at each library.
Fitness testing sessions
Nutrition and healthy eating advice and information
Why not attend a scheduled session with a qualified health and fitness trainer.
Complete a basic fitness test; get advice on the type of exercise that’s best for you or healthy eating habits. Undertake the New Zealand Challenge at the same time for a chance to win fitness goodies.
Then visit the healthy living point within each library to pick up ideas, information and books on wellbeing, sports, fitness and healthy eating.
For times and locations of scheduled session click here
, or visit your local library.
Sports taster sessions
Try a 30 minute zumba session for 3 weeks at North Chingford Library. Course is for adults of all ages.