In his first post, Anthony Mayatt (@BreatheFitPT) a local resident and personal trainer introduced the local facilities for physical activities. In this second post, he points us to the other resources in SE16 that might help to live a healthier life. Find out more about Breathe Fitness here.
Fitness and Cycling
As well as these facilities the area also has an array of personal trainers and bootcamps whether on Steve Hill carrying a tyre or learning to do boxing in the park. To list but a few BootcampSE16, PerfectFit, my own Breathe Fitness, Gymanda, The London Fit Club are among the local fitness professionals that are always around the area helping people improve their wellbeing through their expertise in nutrition and exercise.
The area is of course crisscrossed with Cycle Paths and cycling is a great way to get around the city efficiently and stay fit at the same time. Robinson’s Cycles on Jamaica Road offers our SE16 cycling shop and the Thames Path National Trail gives good access to the riverside route. The Rotherhithe Cycle Trail can be downloaded from the London Borough of Southwark’s site.
Community Centres and Tenants’ Halls
There are many centres across SE16 that offer a range of activities for people to help keep them fit and healthy. For example, aikido is offered over at the Silverlock Tenants Hall, Kickboxing at the Links Community Centre and the Alywin Judo Club at St Crispin’s Church Hall. Please if I missed out any note in the comments section so locals can find all fitness activities in all local centres.
The Dockland Settlements Rotherhithe Centre in Rotherhithe Street, Surrey Quays is a new facility that is due to open in January. The sports and activity facilities in the purpose-built centre will offer a range of new opportunities for local people particularly young people to learn new skills and disciplines. They are currently hoping to offer football, Thai Chi and Thai kickboxing, gymnastics, Zumba and yoga, karate and aikido as well as some dance classes. And of course in the distant future we have the return of Fisher FC who are planning from 2016 a broad community sports provision from their new home on Salter Road.
Other health and fitness places
I could not write this article without mentioning three special places; I couldn’t work out how to include them, so I thought I’d write a whole section about them! Unfortunately as healthy as people are there are bound to be times when we get injured whether through poor posture at work or maybe tripping on slippery ground. This is why bodytonic clinic are located at the Dock Office in Canada Water as they have a team of professionals on hand to help people back to full strength to keep them fit and healthy.
Recently Canada Water Fruits opened in Deal Porter Plaza outside Canada Water Library and I know this isn’t actually to do with fitness but I wanted to talk about all areas of health. It’s great to be able to support a local business whilst also buying fresh fruit and veg.
Lastly how could I not mention the absolutely amazing Decathlon UK store located right next to Canada Water itself! There is no better way to encourage a healthy lifestyle than a superstore that quite simply sells everything for every sport and even allows you to test most products in store.
We are a very lucky, happy and healthy postcode and I hope it continues that way and more and more people are now encouraged to stay fit and healthy in SE16.
A warm thanks to Anthony (@BreatheFitPT) for helping us all live a healthier and more active life. Please visit his website at http://www.breathefitness.uk.com If you have other ways of staying fit and healthy in SE16, do leave a comment below or visit our Facebook page and join the conversation.