Southwark Council are investing £150k in upgrading group exercise studios across our Southwark leisure centres. The exciting refurbishment project will give the studios a fresh, new invigorating look to enhance the overall group exercise experience. Studio fitness is a huge part of the centre community at Southwark Leisure. With 288 classes running per week it provides a fun, social environment where local residents come together to exercise to music. The great thing is that there’s a class to suit everybody regardless of your age or ability.

The improvement works covering Group Cycling studios, Mind and body studios and Active Studios will be completed in December 2023.

New decoration

  • Newly painted walls to suit the mood of the studios
  • Mind & Body – calm, warm colours to suit the holistic classes
  • Active – a vibrant colour feature wall to motivate members
  • Cycle – dark and moody for that intense high energy vibe

New lighting

Lighting can provide a whole new dimension to fitness. Create a club-like feel for high intensity workouts or set a more serene mood for lighter sessions. The correct lighting can help define spaces and energy levels and bring the class to life for an unforgettable workout experience.

New equipment

All centres are getting new upgraded equipment that will take your training to the next level! This includes new mats, weights, swiss balls, steps, plyo box, ViPR and more. Plus we’re excited to be getting the new to market YBell which is a 4 in 1 piece of kit integrating the kettlebell, dumbbell, double-grip medicine call and push up stand to streamline your workouts!

This exciting six-week refurbishment programme will transform group exercise throughout the centres in time for the new year fitness peak. We will also be launching a new class programme for 2024 with new and extra classes as well as the old favourites. We hope you love our new studios and using the new equipment – see you in class!