Activities for adults in parks and leisure centres in the borough

Active for life activities

Free Fitness sessions in your local park

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. 
Wednesday 11-12pm Zumba at Kensington Memorial Park
  • 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. 
  • Meeting Point: Outside the kiosk
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*
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*
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*
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.

  • Wednesday 12pm to 1pm Holland Park *Meeting point: Outside Orangery*
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*
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

Combat Fitness

10.30am - 11.30am
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 Power and Pump 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 Women Only Spinning 6pm - 7pm
Thursday Gym Club 2pm - 3pm
Thursday Zumba 2pm - 3pm
Friday Gym Club for Disabled Adults 11am - 12:30pm
Friday Aquamotion 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Friday Belrobics (Starting Jan 2022) 2pm - 3pm

Chelsea Sports Centre

Day Class Time
Wednesday 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 either Lyndsey.north@rbkc.gov.uk or 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.

  • Mondays 6pm -7pm Conditioning 

Cardio and resistance work to an energetic beat to work out your whole body, with a range of exercise techniques that includes aerobics, floor work, weights and resistance training.

  • Tuesday 6pm to 7pm Combat Fitness

Combat Fitness is an exercise class that lets you punch and kick your way towards your fitness goals. Not only is it a great whole-body workout for cardio fitness, but it's also superb for burning fat, releasing stress and improving your co-ordination. No equipment needed. 

  • 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.

  • Tuesday 1.30pm to 2.30pm Bodypump 

This class will target all muscle groups using weights. 

  • 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: 30 November 2021