Sports, dance and exercise activities

Four ladies using exercise balls in an exercise class at a Tower Hamlets Idea StoreA healthy lifestyle can help you thrive in life.

Taking up exercise

The benefits of exercise are clear. Exercise can reduce your risk of major illnesses, such as:

  • heart disease
  • stroke
  • type 2 diabetes
  • cancer by up to 50%

and lower your risk of early death by up to 30%.


Sports and leisure activities across Tower Hamlets

There are a wide range of sports and leisure activities available in the borough.

The council's Sports and Physical Activity Team supports the whole of the sports community in the borough, running activities for older people, women and girls, disabled people and more.

What's on at the Idea Stores

Idea Stores offer a comprehensive range of fitness and health courses for all levels to improve your sense of wellbeing and reduce stress.

Classes include:

  • Pilates
  • yoga
  • mindfulness
  • developing self-esteem, and
  • Reiki.

Leisure centres and gyms

There are seven leisure centres and gyms in Tower Hamlets, run by Better

Visit each centre's website for details of opening times, the activities on offer, and membership options.

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