Sports, dance and exercise activities
A 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
- 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.
- developing self-esteem, and
Leisure centres and gyms
There are seven leisure centres and gyms in Tower Hamlets, run by Better.
- John Orwell Sports Centre
- Mile End Park Leisure Centre and Stadium
- Poplar Baths Leisure Centre and Gym
- St George's Leisure Centre
- Tiller Leisure Centre
- Whitechapel Sports Centre
- York Hall Leisure Centre.
Visit each centre's website for details of opening times, the activities on offer, and membership options.