Free Outdoor Gym classes for 2019

Our outdoor gyms aim to deliver exciting, inclusive and safe places where you can enjoy physical activity across Tower Hamlets. And the best part? There's no need to book, just turn up.


50+ activities


Young @ Heart

A weekly programme of activities for the over-50s, offering the opportunity to take part in sport and physical activity leading to a healthier lifestyle. Come along to make friends and try a new activity in a relaxed, social environment.



Whitechapel Sports Centre, 9.45am-1pm

Poplar Baths, 10am-2pm


Mile End Park Leisure Centre, 10am-1pm


York Hall Leisure Centre, 10am-1pm


John Orwell Sports Centre, 9.30am-1.45pm

St Georges Leisure Centre, 10am-1pm


Tiller Leisure Centre, 10am-1pm


For more information about what's on at each centre download the full timetable.

Keep It Moving swimming

Swimming sessions aimed at older people (aged 50 plus) and for people living with long term pain.

Poplar Baths Leisure Centre, Saturdays 10am - 12pm, £1 per session.

To book contact Love to Swim on 020 3006 6189 or email

Outdoor activities

Starting Saturday 6 April we're running monthly taster sessions in activities like canoeing, climbing & mountain biking for those aged 50 and above for free. Taking place from the Urban Adventure Base in Mile End Park.

Find out more and to book contact

St Hilda's Social Club

If you are 50 or older come to St Hilda's Social Club for talks and workshops in the morning and exercise sessions in the afternoon. Refreshments are put on and there's no need to book ahead.

Every Tuesday from 10am to 4pm at St Hilda's East Community Centre. See the flyer for full details.

Walking Netball

Just like netball but running is against the rules so the focus is on fun and more tactical play, so anyone can play together regardless of age or fitness level.

Every Monday from 12 - 1pm at Poplar Baths Leisure Centre. £2.10 per session.

Chair based and gentle exercise

If you're not sure what your level is and want to start slowly then look no further:

  • Gentle Exercise - Somali Senior Citizens Club, Granby Hall, E2 6DT - Tuesday 11am-12pm. Call 020 3441 7464
  • Gentle Exercise - The Cabin, Poplar, E14 0QU - Wednesday 3.30-4pm (£1)