Move more in 2024!

We’re on a mission to encourage everyone in Southwark to move more!

Our dedicated team of fitness motivators are ready to guide your every move. Whether you want to move towards a specific goal, achieve more steps, improve your technique, get fit for sport, lose weight, build strength or find a new hobby we’ve got the team, community spirit and facilities to inspire your journey!

Discover all the ways to move with us!

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Make your move

We’ve got activities for everybody to enjoy 

Our flexible, no contract memberships start from £24.99 per month including use of the gym, pool, classes and priority bookings across multiple centres.  Check out our 2 months free offer on annual membership for the best value option. 

You can also pay-as-you-go on our great range of facilities including gym, swim, classes, water sports, ball sports, badminton and more. How will you make your move in 2024!

 

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6 Week Move Challenge

Get rewarded for exercising. Track your moves and earn points

Join in our Move Challenge on the BetterPoints App to stay motivated this new year. Get rewarded with points for keeping active, visiting centres and travelling sustainably. Points can be redeemed at local and national retailers or you can donate them to a charity. Plus you can collect tickets for prize draw entries for the chance to win memberships, personal training sessions and more!

Download the app and it’s easy as 1-2-3!

  1. Download the BetterPoints app and use your Southwark postcode to sign up
  2. Take the “Get Started Survey” to unlock your rewards
  3. In the menu select “More ways to earn” then choose the right “Move:…reward
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Move with the whole family 

There’s plenty of activities to get the family moving. Click on the links below for more information:

Move with us for FREE

Free swim and gym membership plus free over 60’s classes

Southwark council is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of residents. As a resident you can enjoy free swim and gym membership on Fridays between 9am – 10pm, Saturdays 2pm – 5:30pm and Sundays 2pm – 9pm. Plus over 60’s can take part in any Silver session for free. Disabled residents can use all leisure centres, free of charge, seven days a week. Booking is necessary and you must meet all eligibility and proof of ID requirements.

 

Top Tips For Getting Started

Whatever your aim or goal we can help to get you there.  Here are our top tips for getting started if you’re new to the gym:

  • Get yourself a motivational playlist!  Pick some tunes that you love, plug your headphones in and get going!
  • Find some comfortable workout gear – we might not always feel our best in lycra so just workout in something that is supportive and comfortable and that you feel happy wearing.
  • Follow a programme – don’t just turn up to the gym without a plan. Our team of fitness motivators can help you set up a programme with all the right moves to suit you. 
  • Don’t overdo it!  The worst thing you can do is set yourself an unachievable goal. It can take too long to feel like you’re making any progress which is demotivating. Set realistic targets that you know you can achieve. Even if you only plan to visit once a week – anything is better than nothing and you can always build it up once you get started.
  • Make sure you do something you enjoy. The most important thing is finding a workout you love – if you enjoy dancing then try some of our classes, if weights is your thing then pump some iron. Enjoyment is the key to sticking to it and achieving those goals.

Our guide on sticking to it

Check out our tips for staying motivated:

  • Find a training buddy – Having someone else to go to the gym with can really boost your motivation – it’s more fun, and you can track your progress together, pushing each other to achieve your goals.
  • Variety is the key – Don’t just do the same thing every time you visit the gym – mix up those workouts and try something new. Why not add a weekly class into the mix, or try some training in the pool?
  • Plan your workouts in advance and put them into your schedule or into your diary.  You are much less likely to skip a workout if it is planned in!
  • Get your workout done early.  If you can, workout at the start of the day.  You won’t have time to talk yourself out of it and you can be happy in the knowledge that your workout is done before your day has even got going!
  • Track your progress.  Whether you use a fitness tracker or just keep a log of your workouts make sure you track your progress.  There is nothing more motivating than looking back to where you started and seeing how far you have come!
  • Book a review with one of our Fitness Motivators. We can get stuck in a rut with our workouts and sometimes it just takes someone to give us something new that can kickstart that motivation again! 
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Hear why our members love moving with us

 

Tim

Tim realised he needed to keep active after taking early retirement.  He loves group cycling and yoga and it’s helped him achieve something he never thought was possible!

Amy

Amy finds that coming to the gym not only helps both physically and mentally.  She loves the variety of activities that Southwark Leisure offers which keeps her motivated to come every day.

Linda

Linda loves the people at the gym and finds the variety and quantity of equipment means she can always exercise in the way she wants and she loves the post workout feeling!

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Come and meet the team and take a tour of your local leisure centre to check out all the moves! Complete the form below and someone will get in touch to arrange your visit. 

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