Do you want to get fitter? Loose some of those extra pounds? Well, there are many opportunities for you to do just that, whether that be joining a gym, going out for a run, riding your bike or simply going out for a walk.
Below are a number places in Orpington that you can start to loose those pounds and get fitter and healthier:
- Orpington Palace Superbowl
Homefield Rise, Orpington, BR6 0RTPricing: Adults £5.25 to £5.95 first game Juniors £3.45 to £4.95 first game Multi games discounts and family offers available.This may not be the first place you think of to start getting fit, but when you have been throwing those bowling balls down the lane a few times, you’ll soon discover that you have muscles where you didn’t know you had them! It’s also fun, especially with the family.”The only bowling alley in Orpington, but it is no problem for me to go to Bromley or other places! There is no point as long as this is right in the middle of the town and it is a great way of spending free family time!”
- Walnuts Leisure Centre
Lych Gate Road, Orpington, BR6 0TJPricing: Pool Inflatable Session: Junior: £4.20 Junior member: £3.70 Adult: £6.00 Swimming: Senior (60+): £3.35 Adult (16-59): £5.65 Junior (3-15): £3.90 Family swim: £15.90 2s and under go free! Soft Play: 0 – 1 years: FREE 1 – 3 years: £5.55 4 – 11 yearsThe Walnuts Leisure Centre is Orpington very own sports centre, just the place to go if you want to get fit and healthy. The centre includes two pools, sauna and steam room, and an 80 station gym. They have 3 squash courts, a five-court sports hall, and a specialist dojo for martial arts. There are also a range of adult classes from aquafit to Zumba, so there should be something for everyone. Plus they have a creche for children, so no excuses! They also have children’s soft play area, the Buzz Zone, which is available for hire for private parties.
- Darrick Wood Sports Centre
Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, BR6 8ERDarrick Wood Sports Centre is a short distance from Orpington town centre and includes such activities as badminton, aerobics, trampolining and other sports. It has an all-weather 3rd Generation Football Pitch, great for football, rugby and hockey. You cannot only play in the day but the pitch includes extensive flood lighting all year round. Other facilities include a modern, fully equipped 30 piece Fitness Suite, Gymnasium, Dance Studio and Sports Hall.
- Darrick Wood Swimming Pool
Lovibonds Avenue, Orpington, BR6 8ELNot far from Darrick Wood Sports Centre, literally next door, is Darrick Wood Swimming Pool. A great place to get fit. It has its own swimming pool with lessons and sessions for families, schools and clubs, and pool parties for children. Not only just a swimming pool, but there is also an exercise studio that offers a number of different classes as well as doubling up as a function room.
- Cycling : The Bromley Cyclists
7 Station Road, Orpington, BR6 0RZThough named “The Bromley Cyclists” they do appear to be based in Orpington.
- Ballroom Dancing : United Dance Studios
The Orpington Village Halls, 311 High Street, Orpington BR6 0NNBallroom and Latin American dance classes and private tuition for all ages and levels. You will learn the Waltz, the Quickstep, Foxtrot, Tango, Cha Cha, Rumba, Jive and Samba. Go along and become the next Strictly Come Dancing star! In your minds eye at least!
The above is just an idea of what is available in the Orpington area, so they are no excuses. Get up and get out and loose those pounds!
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