Get involved in sport
16-25's get fit for free
If you’re aged 16-25, live in Waltham Forest and exercise less than twice a week, we can help you to get back in shape. Enjoy a variety of activities for free at your local Better leisure centres for the first six weeks, and then at a reduced rate of £2 per selected session for four weeks. See below for more details:
Stage 1 (6 weeks)
Participants need to complete 6 out of 8 following activities: 2 gym sessions, 2 swim sessions, 2 group exercise sessions, 2 racquet sessions. All activities will be Free of charge.
Process: Come into the centre before 11th January 2016 to apply. No joining fee. Activities subject to availability. No gym induction required. At the end of stage 1 you will be contacted to move to stage 2.
Stage 2 (4 weeks)
Participants need to complete 4 following activities: 1 gym session, 1 swim session, 1 group exercise session, 1 racquet session. £2.00 charge per activity will apply.
Process: No joining fee. Activities subject to availability. At the end of stage 2 our sales representative will contact the participants to move to stage 3.
50% off the first 3 months of your Better 16-25 Health and Fitness Membership, including No Joining Fee. The participants must complete activities within the first two stages to apply for a reduced membership. No joining fee.
Applying is easy, visit your local Better Leisure Centre to find out how you can complete the 3 stages. For more information see the Better website.
Mini Holland Programme
View full details on the Mini Holland Programme in Waltham Forest.
Our parks - Get Fit for free
Free fitness classes have begun in 8 parks in Waltham Forest. The classes are fully inclusive and all levels of fitness are welcome.
Classes include: ABs Bums and Thighs, Box Fit, Dance Fit, Hula Hoop Fitness, Our Circuit, Pilates, Social Sport, Skip Fit and Yoga.
The sessions take place at:
- Langthorne Park, Leytonstone E11 4YG
- Leyton Jubilee Park, Leyton E10 7BI
- Lloyd Park, Walthamstow E17 5JW
- Ridgeway Park, Chingford E4 6XQ
- Abbotts Park E10 6JP
- Church Lane Muga E11 4QN
- Henry Reynolds Gardens E11 3AU
- Higham Hill Recreational Ground E17 5QT
To find out more and to register please see here: www.ourparks.org.uk.
Free swimming for under 18s, over 60s and those with a disability
Free swimming for under 18's, over 60's and those with a disability is available at any time in all of the borough's leisure centres.
View more information on free swimming for under 18s and over 60s with a disability
Parkrun - 5km
Parkrun takes place at The Peter May Centre, 135 Wadham Road, London. E17 4HR.
Parkrun is a 5km weekly timed event open to all ages and abilities, you need to register at www.parkrun.org.uk/register/ to obtain your bar code and take part.
More details can be found at www.parkrun.org.uk/walthamstow/
Contact Shaun Medlen at firstname.lastname@example.org or 07718 394757.
Back in the Game
The Sport and Leisure team have been awarded funding by London Sport to develop a sporting activity programme for 19-25 year olds in Waltham Forest. The programme consists of ten x eight week activity courses in 8 different sports located across the borough. Each session is aimed at beginners and is completely free to take part in. You do not need to book your place on a preferred course(s), you just need to turn up to the session. The courses start FORM THE 12TH October and include: tennis, beginners running, bounce fit, female basketball, Netball, Judo, squash, boxing and ladies football.
For more information about each activity please see our Back in the Game booklet (PDF 4.5MB)