Activities for adults in parks and leisure centres in the borough

Active for life activities

We announce that we are reinstating a fee to some of the programme. For a considerable time from the initial Covid outbreak the Active for Life sessions have been free to attend.

The following classes will now be charged -

Fitness Walk £2.10
Nordic Walking £2.10
Tai Chi in Holland Park £2.10
Yoga on Sunday £2.10
Buggy Workout £2.10
Tennis £5

To book your space and avoid disappointment, please book your space online.

Fit For Life Youth Circuit and Boxercise Workout sessions
  • Date: The 2nd week of every month, starting from Monday 21 November.
  • Time:
    • 3:15PM to 4:15PM – Monday 
    • 10:30AM to 11:30AM – Tuesday 
    • 12:30PM to 1:30PM – Saturday
  • Location: 
    • Avondale Park (Monday)
    • Little wormwood Scrubs (Tuesday)
    • Kensington Memorial Park (Saturday)
  • Cost: Free

A type of HITT workout – high-intensity interval training, from quick punches to fast feet all the movements will be sure to raise your heart rate.

Movements and exercises all based on boxing training which elevates heart rate, weight loss, increased fitness, strength, and conditioning.

Calisseum Calisthenics BAR Workout sessions
  • Date: The 1st week of every month. Starting from Monday 14 November.
  • Time: 3:15PM to 4:15PM 
  • Location: 
    •  Avondale Park outdoor gym – Monday  
    • Little Wormwood Scrubs -  Thursday 
  • Cost: Free

Calisthenics is a type of workout that uses a person's body weight with little or no equipment. The exercises involve movements that use large muscle groups, such as push-ups. People typically perform these exercises at a moderate pace. They help to improve coordination, flexibility, and strength. Sessions will be led by Tayo Awoderu and Juan Lopez. 

Free Fitness sessions in the Community

Free opportunity to participate in activity sessions in the park. Available to all ages, abilities, and backgrounds, led by qualified instructors for fun and accessible activities. These are being brought to you by Kensington and Chelsea Council.

  • All sessions start week beginning 28 June 2021
  • Sessions are following Covid guidelines, please turn up on the day.
Mondays 6-7pm Tai Chi at Cremorne Gardens, Lots Rd, SW10 0QJ
  • Tai Chi combines body co-ordination and breathing techniques to improve strength, and flexibility.
Wednesday 11-12pm Zumba at Bay 20 Community Centre, 71 St Marks Road, W10 6JG
  • Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness. No equipment needed.
Wednesday 3-4pm Tai Chi at Bay 20 Community Centre, 71 St Marks Road, W10 6JG
  • Tai Chi combines body co-ordination and breathing techniques to improve strength, and flexibility. 
Friday 2-3pm Tai Chi at Dalgarno Trust , Dalgarno Wy., London W10 5LE
  • Tai Chi combines body co-ordination and breathing techniques to improve strength, and flexibility.
Sunday 10:30am -11:15am Yoga Holland Ecology Centre W8 6LU
  • A spiritual discipline based on an extremely subtle science, which focuses on bringing harmony between mind and body through flow of movement and balance.
  • Cost: £2.10
  • Please book online.
Sunday 11:00am – 12:00pm Family 2k Fun Run, Little Wormwood Scrubs, 1 Dalgarno Gardens, London W10 5LL
  • A 2k run or walk to improve general fitness and health for families and lone runners, all fitness levels are welcome and encouraged

To book your space each week, please email Sportandleisure@rbkc.gov.uk.

Active for Life Outdoor Programme

  
No need to pre book but please turn up 5 to 10 minutes early. 

Health Walks 

Led by trained residents, our five Health Walks are free of charge and open to all abilities. Meet new people who share a passion for the outdoors and join any of our Health Walks. 

  • Monday 10.30am to 11.30am Grand Union Canal *Meeting point: Sainsbury’s Ladbroke Grove, Canalside* 
  • Tuesday 10.30am to 11.30am Battersea Park *Meeting point: Albert Bridge (Kensington and Chelsea side) *
  • Wednesday 10.30am to 11.30am Brompton Cemetery *Meeting point: Old Brompton Road entrance* 
  • Thursday 10.30am to 11.30am Holland Park *Meeting point: Café* 
  • Friday 10.30am to 11.30am Kensington Gardens *Meeting point: King’s Arms Gate*
Fitness Walk

An instructor led class incorporating stretches and power walking. Suitable for regular brisk walkers. Improves cardiovascular fitness, balance, and co-ordination.  

  • Monday 12.30pm to 1.30pm Holland Park *Meeting point: Stable Yard*
  • Cost: £2.10
  • Please book online.
Tennis Activators 

Improve your shots, have fun, get a workout, play non-competitively. Two-hour session with a coach (cardio, coaching tips, and match play). 

  • Wednesday 9am to 11am Holland Park *Meeting point: Tennis Courts by Kensington High Street entrance*
  • Cost: £5
  • Please book online.
Buggy Workout

Post pregnancy exercise with experienced instructor, with a  mixture of cardio, toning and core stability work, while meeting new friends.

  • Wednesdays 11am to 12pm Holland Park *Meeting point: Café*
  • Cost: £2.10
  • Please book online.
Tai Chi  

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that combines body co-ordination and breathing techniques. It helps to improve strength, flexibility, and posture. This is an ideal exercise for all participants at any stage of fitness.

  • Mondays 6pm to 7pm *Meeting point: Open space overlooking the River*
  • Wednesday 12pm to 1pm Holland Park *Meeting point: Outside Orangery*
  • Sunday 10:30am to 11:30am Avondale park *Meeting point :Under the Café shelter*
  • Cost: £2.10
  • Please book online.
Nordic Walking 

Nordic walking is a Finnish-origin total-body version of walking that can be enjoyed both by non-athletes as a health-promoting physical activity, and by athletes as a sport. The activity is performed with specially designed walking poles like ski poles.

  • Thursday 3pm to 4pm Holland Park *Meeting point: Stable Yard*
  • Cost: £2.10
  • Please book online.
Family 2K Run

Walk, jog, or run, the family fun run is for anyone that would like a social form of exercise improving your cardiovascular system and endurance.

  • Sunday 11am -12pm
  • Little Wormwood Scrubs 1 Dalgarno Gardens, London W10 5LL
Leisure Centre Classes

Active for Life classes are now ‘turn up on the day’, with no prior booking necessary. Face coverings are optional when in the centres. 

Kensington Leisure Centre

Day Class Time
Monday

Women Only Power and Pump

9:45am - 10:45am
Monday Swimming for Disabled Adults 11am - 12pm
Monday Strictly Dance 1:30pm - 3pm
Monday Swimming Lessons 2pm - 3pm
Monday Yoga 3pm - 4pm
Monday Women Only Pilates 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Tuesday

Women only
Combat Fitness

10am - 11am
Tuesday Multi Sports for Disabled Adults 10am - 11:30am
Tuesday Tai Chi 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Tuesday Beginner Pilates 3pm - 4pm
Wednesday Intermediate Pilates 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday Belrobics 2pm - 3pm
Wednesday Women Only Spinning 6pm - 7pm
Thursday Gym Club 2pm - 3pm
Thursday Zumba 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Friday Gym Club for Disabled Adults 11am - 12:30pm
Friday Aquamotion 1:30pm - 2:30pm

Chelsea Sports Centre

Day Class Time
Monday 50+ Swimming Time
11:30am - 12:30pm
Thursday Circuit Training 11am - 12pm
Thursday Line Dancing 2:30pm - 4pm
Friday Strictly Dance 2:30pm - 4pm
Online Exercise Class Programme


All classes are free and will be taught via zoom.

Email Lucy.wright@rbkc.gov.uk to be added to the class database. You must specify which class you are interested in with your post code.  

  • Mondays 10am – 11am Belrobics

Belrobics is a belly dance inspired fitness programme that will have you shimmying and shaking your troubles away... A feel good, fun & effective workout to a wide variety of Arabic rhythms.

  • Thursdays 9.30am to 10.30am Mind and Body Yoga

Harmonizing the body with the mind and breath using different breathing techniques, Yoga poses and meditation.

  • Fridays 10am to 11am Zumba

Zumba is a fitness program that combines Latin and international music with dance moves. Zumba routines incorporate interval training — alternating fast and slow rhythms — to help improve cardiovascular fitness. No equipment needed. 

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

 

What happens if I turn up late?

Please ensure you turn up 5 minutes before the start time as late comers will not be allowed to take part.

Are these sessions suitable for beginners?

Yes, all our sessions are suitable for beginners.

Will outdoor sessions go ahead regardless of weather conditions?

Sessions will go ahead unless high winds or thunder and lightning. Please ensure you bring suitable clothing with you.

How much do sessions cost?

Free until the end of the year.

How old do I need to be to attend sessions?

16+

 

Last updated: 22 November 2022